Amsterdam Museum Society Foundation
The support foundation that focuses on (supporting) the expansion, management and accessibility of the Amsterdam Museum's collection.
Amsterdam Museum Society Foundation (the Society for short) was founded in 1960 by a collaboration of citizens, businesses and the government, in order to acquire part of the W.J.R. Dreesmann collection, which was then given on long-term loan to the Amsterdam Museum (then the Amsterdam Historical Museum).
Besides its role as owner and lender of historic Amsterdam collections, since 2010 the Genootschap has been committed to developing and promoting an organization of private collectors who are active in the Amsterdam Museum’s various collection areas, for the purpose of sharing knowledge and networking. Together the Foundation and the museum organize “funnels” for this network, which are arranged according to the table principle. Currently these tables are Numismatics, Silver, Ceramics, Textiles, and Prints & Drawings.
Over the long term, the Genootschap fosters collector involvement in terms of research, ideas for exhibitions, and inventorying and maintenance of the Amsterdam Museum’s collection, as well as opportunities for loans, donations, or bequests.
The board consists of:
The Amsterdam Museum Society Foundation holds Algemeen Nut Beogende Instelling (ANBI) status and is classified as a cultural institution by the Dutch tax authority.