News — 4 Mar 2012
This week the staff of the Stedelijk moved to the new offices on the Museumplein. The new offices are located at the top of the construction by Benthem Crouwel Architects, above the 100-meter wide canopy. This new workplace offers a magnificent view of the square, including the Concertgebouw, Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum. In addition, it also shows the remarkable details from the historic facade of the old building.
Occupying the office is an important step towards the reopening, which will take place in the second half of this year. The new restoration workshops, which are located in the historic building from 1895, were recently moved in to as well.
Since April 2003 the offices of the Stedelijk Museum were located in the Western port-area. In January 2004 the old building of the museum was closed by the fire department who deemed the building unsafe. The museum is now undergoing the first major renovation since 1895, which also includes an expansion of the building with a futuristic new wing.
Until the reopening of the Stedelijk Museum in the second half of 2012, much work remains to be done. In the coming months the building will be acclimatized, a very accurate and crucial job for a museum building. Thereafter, the public facilities are built and finally the entire museum will be decorated. An exact opening date may be determined later in the spring.