1940

The museum in 1940

Part of: War years

In 1940, Sam van Deventer becomes chairman of the Kröller-Müller Foundation and director of the Rijksmuseum Kröller-Müller. But because he is often abroad, Willy Auping is responsible for the day-to-day management of the museum. When war breaks out, he is there day and night.

Vacancy for director

Guidebook for the Rijksmuseum Kröller-Müller (1938), compiled by W.H. Auping jr.

The first days of the war

Mr and Mrs Van den Brink in het museum

Mr and Mrs Van den Brink in het museum

Attention for Van Gogh

Behind closed doors

Moving the collection to the bomb shelter, 22 juli 1940 Left: Marinus van den Brink

'Rückführung’ (Repatriation) of 3 German masters

Sam van Deventer Director of Rijksmuseum Kroller-Muller on 25 November 25 1940

Sam van Deventer Director of Rijksmuseum Kroller-Muller on 25 November 1940