Hermitage is H'ART Museum
The museum will work closely in new international partnerships with the British Museum,
Centre Pompidou and Smithsonian American Art Museum, bringing world-famous art collections
to Amsterdam. They mark a fresh start for the museum known as H’ART Museum from today, Friday
1 September. The new H’ART Museum shows the uniting force of art and opens its windows to
Annabelle Birnie: ‘It’s an exciting new step for us, a contemporary and future-proof model. We are building on our experience in the international field and are now spreading our wings. Our programming will be multi-voiced reflecting the times we live in. We will show major art exhibitions as well as intimate presentations.’
Esteemed partners of the art world
H’ART Museum will work hand-in-hand with its international
founding partners, drawing on their rich and wide-ranging collections to mount exhibitions in Amsterdam.
Centre Pompidou has one of Europe’s foremost collections of modern and contemporary art. The British
Museum is among the oldest museums in the world with a collection spanning continents and oceans.
The Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM), part of the Smithsonian Institution, is the leading
museum for American fine and decorative arts.
The H’ART Museum’s first major show will be the Kandinsky exhibition held in partnership
with the Centre Pompidou in mid-2024. Later, in 2026, H’ART welcomes the British Museum’s Feminine
power exhibition. The complete programme for the next few years will be announced in late 2023. Amsterdam’s 750th anniversary will be celebrated with a big exhibition at H’ART Museum
in collaboration with The Leiden Collection in 2025. It is one of the world’s most significant private
collections of 17th-century Dutch art and includes a large number of Rembrandts. This is the first
time ever that all 17 Rembrandts in this collection will be on show to the public in a single exhibition.
About H’ART Museum
H’ART Museum brings art and narratives from all over the world to Amsterdam,
presenting them in new and unexpected ways. We will look beyond borders and open windows to the
world. We do this in collaboration with our founding partner museums. Our museum will be a dynamic
place where we welcome our national and international public with open arms.
The VriendenLoterij, Heineken and ABN AMRO all support the museum’s new direction. In addition, the museum
is delighted to announce a new partnership with ELJA Foundation.