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More than 30.000 objects

Het Noordbrabants Museum is a museum not just of art history, but also of cultural history. The art, culture, and history of North Brabant and the Southern Netherlands are the focus of our 30,000-plus objects, which include paintings, prints, drawings, textiles, coins, silver, crafts, and archaeology. In The story of Brabant, we relate the history of Brabant in words and pictures, from the prehistoric era to the present.

Big names and lesser-known artists

Our most important artists? The masters of Brabant: Hieronymus Bosch, Vincent van Gogh and Jan Sluijters. However, we also have an extensive collection of contemporary art, with names such as René Daniëls, JCJ Vanderheyden, Marc Mulders, Mark Manders, Jolanda van Gennip, and Thomas Trum. Moreover, our museum collection is becoming increasingly international; you can come and see the work of Ali Banisadr in 's-Hertogenbosch. Below are a few of our favourites.

About our collection

As a visitor, you can see about 15% of our collection in the museum's permanent displays. The remaining works are carefully stored in the depot and are used to compile our changing exhibitions. Some of the collection pieces are on loan to other museums, or are used for study purposes. For questions or more information about the collection, please e-mail us at collectie@hnbm.nl.

Curious about all the works we have here? Browse through our collection online.

An object on loan?

Subject to certain conditions, at Het Noordbrabants Museum we give objects from our collection on loan to fellow museums, for exhibitions in the Netherlands and abroad. To allow time for the administrative process involved in such loans, it is essential that the request is made at least six months before the start of the loan period. The conditions – including transport and insurance, security, climate requirements and maximum lighting conditions – can be requested from the registrars of Het Noordbrabants Museum by sending an e-mail to collectie@hnbm.nl.

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