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House of Vineyard, 2023, Bete van Meeuwen

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Grand March

A Historic House through a Ballroom Lens

2 Dec - 26 May 2024
The Willet-Holthuysen House

    Amsterdam Museum Society Foundation

    The support foundation that focuses on (supporting) the expansion, management and accessibility of the Amsterdam Museum's collection.

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    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).

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    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.


    If you would like more information about the Genootschap, donate to the Genootschap or would like to join one of the tables, please contact Eliane Boreel at

    The board consists of:

    Laura Smeets (chair)

    Barend van Benthem

    Daan de Clercq

    Hester Dibbits


    Tim Verlaan

    Assistant professor in Urban History

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