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Foreword by the Directors


2013 was a spectacular and action-packed year for the Van Gogh Museum. After extensive renovations lasting seven months, on 1 May we reopened our doors to our public at our familiar location on Museumplein. The Van Gogh Museum marked this important moment with the grand anniversary exhibition Van Gogh at work. This exhibition, held in the year of the artist’s 160th birthday, also crowned eight years of research into Van Gogh’s studio practice. Equally spectacular was the disclosure a few months later of the discovery of a new painting by Van Gogh, Sunset at Montmajour.

In this digital Annual Report 2013 we describe the milestones and special events of the 2013 financial year, with the help of illustrations, photographs, press releases and the occasional film. Standard sections such as the Financial Report 2013 can be found in the left-hand menu, and can also be downloaded and printed.

Download the PDF for the full text.