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AkzoNobel partner of restoration studio

AkzoNobel became partner to the restoration studio at the Van Gogh Museum. Director Axel Rüger and AkzoNobel CEO Ton Büchner signed the agreement on 23 April. The partnership took effect from1 May and will last three years, during which AkzoNobel will contribute to preserving the cultural heritage of Vincent van Gogh and his contemporaries. Through Sikkens the firm will also advise the Van Gogh Museum on innovative and sustainable paint products for the museum’s interior and new entrance building.

Ton Büchner commented that AkzoNobel was proud of its association with the Van Gogh Museum. ‘This exciting partnership brings together two global brands with a wealth of colour expertise and a long track record of preserving cultural heritage. It also represents another prestigious collaboration for our Sikkens paint brand, helping to further underline our know-how and commitment to developing cutting-edge coatings technologies.’

New colours
AkzoNobel/Sikkens supplied the Van Gogh Museum’s new colours and also contributed to the design of the anniversary exhibition Van Gogh at work. AkzoNobel had already provided the museum with paint for the 2009 exhibitions Van Gogh and the colours of the night and Van Gogh’s letters. The artist speaks.