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2000 – 2004

Historical continuity

Part of: Van Straaten

There is renewed interest in the history of the museum and its principle character Helene Kröller-Müller. Van Straaten intends to accurately document the collection history, and invests in opening up the historical archive and in researching the collection. This is developed into successful exhibitions such as Vincent & Helene and Helene’s favourites, among other things.

Delta Plan: the final touches

Conservation in the exhibition spaces


Theo van Doesburg exhibition

The collection Visser at the Kröller-Müller Museum

Collectioncatalogue 'The collection Visser at the Kröller-Müller Museum', 2000

Collection catalogue 'The collection Visser at the Kröller-Müller Museum', 2000

Sponsor Lottery

Cobra from the Sanders collection

Sculpture forest

Delta plan completed

FMD crisis

Sculpture depot

IKIRO / Be Alive

Isamu Wakabayashi, Untitled (2000), Minako Saitoh, Design for 'The Grave at Midday-Nippon' (2000), Kimio Tsuchiya, Remembrance (2001)

Heringa/Van Kalsbeek; Absorb

Composition with grey line

Miroslaw Balka

Exhibition 'Eclipse' (2001) Miroslaw Balka, 200x238x95, Ø 19x16 (fountain), 1996-2001

Various donations

Richard Long, Untitled (1976), Carl Andre, Untitled (1974), Gilbert & George, 'We are only human sculptors', in 'The Sunday Times' van 10-01 1971 (1971), Krijn Giezen, Cutlery to eat crab and other shell-fish (1 person) (1980), Jan Schoonhoven, T91-18 (1991), Jiro Sugawara, Landschap (1977), Auke de Vries, Design for a sculpture in Berlin, circa 1994
Daniël Groen, Untitled (1987), Peter Otto, Untitled (for Andrée) (2001), Gerard van Soest, Untitled (1981), Marjo van Soest, Circus in Murs (1981), J C J Vanderheyden, Camera Lucida (1974 - 1990)
Africa, Zaire, Magic fish (date unknown), Iran, Luristan, Animal figure (date unknown), New Guinea, Korwar (crane holder) (1928)

18 wooden men

Hommes de Valeur

Spectacular conservation


Opening of the new sculpture garden

Affiche Kröller-Müller Live!, 2002
Piet Hein Eek, Little house, 2002

Piet Hein Eek, Little house, 2002


Mark Manders

Vincent & Helene

Catalogue of paintings by Vincent van Gogh

Collecting without zeitgeist

Rudolf Belling, Sculpture 23, 1923 (cast from the 1960's), Constantin Brancusi, Tête de femme, circa 1912-1918

Contra-composition X

Theo van Doesburg, Contra-composition X, 1924

Theo van Doesburg, Contra-composition X, 1924

Operation Panamarenko

New website

The margins

Pearl Perlmuter

Visitor figures increase

First educator

Picasso’s little owl

Pablo Picasso, Petite chouette, 1951 - 1953

Pablo Picasso, Petite chouette, 1951 - 1953

Wonderful acquisitions

Tom Claassen, Hippopotamus (2004), Adam Colton, Blob and Bone (april 2002), Carel Visser, The jumper (2004), Georges Vantongerloo, Etendue fermée (1936), Kurt Schwitters, Relief mit gelbem Viereck 2 (1928), Oswald Wenckebach, The defeated victor (1957), Bill Woodrow, The blue toaster (1982)

Bart van der Leck


The British

From Airut to Uppik

10 years of autonomy

Helene’s favourites

Historical archive

Vrije ruimte / Another space