In the final years of his directorship, Oxenaar seems to have the wind in his sails. Certainly when he manages to convince the ministry to increase the acquisition budget on a structural basis. The annual reports, his arena for change, receive less and less attention. That is reserved for the art, for making exhibitions and another extension of the sculpture garden: the ‘sculpture forest’.
At the request of the staff, Pieter Brattinga designs a poster with the text ‘We value him greatly’. ‘They were fighting over those posters.’
Farewell celebration Oxenaar, 1st of December 1990