Department visit at Het Collectie Centrum with Suzanne van Leeuwen guided by Irma Földényi

December 2022

During the visit at Het Collectie Centrum Suzanne van Leeuwen, Curator and Conservator of Jewellery, Rijksmuseum, showed the students around in the Depot of the Rijksmuseum. First, Suzanne gave an introduction on the building,, which was followed by a tour through the different storages and infrastructures. The first depot room we visited was 17-18th century silverware with larger objects and jewels. The second depot was the collection of Dutch art historian Marjan Unger. Marjan has been a collector throughout her life, and before passing away, she donated her entire collection to the Rijksmuseum. This donation made possible for artists from the 1970’s onward to be present in the national collection, and includes many generations of Rietveld students.