1945 – 1947

Reopening of the Rijksmuseum Kröller-Müller

Part of: War years

Acting director Willy Auping wants to open the museum to visitors again as soon as possible. Lieutenant Colonel Levenston proves to be an avid art lover. With Canadian help, the collection is retrieved from the bomb shelter after 5 years in underground storage.

Reopening with Canadian help

Acquisitions for the collection

Cisca Vroom

Unexpected death of Willy Auping