Collectionguide — Jun 24, 2024

Explore the stories behind the collection of the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam from A to Z. More than 130 well- and lesser-known works are highlighted. Prepare to be surprised by the mix of art forms and the unexpected connections that emerge as a result.

The makers are organized alphabetically by first name, ranging from modernist painter Agus Djaya to contemporary photographer and visual activist Zanele Muholi. A concluding essay describes how transformations of the building since its founding in 1895 reflect changing ideas about the role of the museum.

This collection guide is like the museum itself: a place for encounter, change, reflection, reinterpretation, and polyphony. But above all, it offers fantastic art and design, packaged in a practical, multicolored pocket format, so you can discover it anywhere, anytime.


Available in the museumshop in Dutch and English.

All texts are written in close collaboration with our curatorial team.
Editor: Charl Landvreugd
Copy editors: Masha van Vliet
Coordinator: Carlos Zepeda Aguilar
Publisher: Buchhandlung Walther König, Cologne
Graphic designer: Team Thursday
Language: Dutch and English
Other details: 336 pagina’s, 11.5 × 17 cm, softcover, ISBN 978-90-5006-225-1 (Dutch) and 978-90-5006-226-8 (English)
Sale price: €16,95

Stedelijk A-Z collectionguide
'Stedelijk A-Z', 2024, collectionguide, 11.5 × 17 cm

The catalog is co-published by Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam and Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther und Franz König, Cologne.