1918 – 1923

The 'Grand Museum'

Part of: Helene Kröller-Müller

Helene now wants to have her museum built on the Veluwe. She asks H.P. Berlage, and following his departure the new architect Henry van de Velde, to make designs for a very large museum. Both designs are masterpieces on paper. However, due to financial difficulties at the company, neither are realized.

H.P. Berlage’s Museum House

Henry van de Velde

Waiting for a miracle

Helene Kröller-Müller looks over the foundations of the ‘Grand Museum’ after construction is halted in 1922

Helene Kröller-Müller looks over the foundations of the ‘Grand Museum’ after construction is halted in 1922

Henry van de Velde, design for the museum at the Franse Berg, 1923-1926
The drawings of the ‘Grand Museum’ by Henry van de Velde, exhibited in a room at Lange Voorhout no. 1

The drawings of the ‘Grand Museum’ by Henry van de Velde, exhibited in a room at Lange Voorhout no. 1

Museum park