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The Library of the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
Deccaweg 26
1042 AD Amsterdam
tel.: +31 (0)20 5732 911
fax: +31 (0)20 6752 716

The Library at the Stedelijk Museum gives special attention to subjects related to the Museum and its holdings. Originally established as a resource for the staff and directors, since 1957 the library has placed a strong emphasis on public access. The collection comprises more than 130,000 books and exhibition catalogues, 210 ongoing periodical subscriptions, hundreds of documentary videos and a very extensive documentation system with newspaper cuttings, invitations and such. The emphasis is on contemporary art, but there is much to be found in the field of 'classic moderns' as well.
The holdings are catalogued by means of various card systems, and acquisitions from 1992 onwards can be found in an online catalogue. The process of entering all the old card indices has recently begun. No materials are loaned out, but copying facilities are available.

Rijksakademie Library
Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten
Sarphatistraat 470
1018 GW Amsterdam
the Netherlands
tel: +31-(0)20-5270300
fax: +31-(0)20-5270301

The library of the Rijksakademie is a research center where you will find information on art from ancient through modern times with the emphasis on current development. Together with artists documentation and information on the museum art collection it forms a living memory and vital as source of up-to-date information about alumni of the Rijksakademie and Prix de Rome.
The collection includes approximately 33.000 volumes. In addition to 85 magazine subscriptions and some 1400 videos and dvd's, there is a large collection of monographs, catalogues of exhibitions and art theory books on visual arts, photography, video, applied art and architecture. Online Catalogue

Library of the Jan van Eyck Academie
Jan van Eyck Academie
Academieplein 1
6211 KM Maastricht
The Netherlands
tel. +31 (0)43 350 37 37
fax: +31 (0)43 350 37 99

The Jan van Eyck Academie is an institute for research and production in the fields of fine art, design and theory, based in Maastricht in the south of The Netherlands. The academy offers individuals and institutes the opportunity to submit research or production proposals. Besides, the Jan van Eyck itself also initiates projects for which artists, designers and theoreticians can apply. External interested parties are welcome to attend these activities. The result is a dynamic and critical exchange between the different agents from within and without the Jan van Eyck. In the online catalogue one will find references to the book collection, as well as the video collection, the DVD collection and the CD-ROM collection of the Jan van Eyck Academie.

The Netherlands Media Art Institute, Montevideo/Time Based Arts
Keizersgracht 264
1016 EV Amsterdam
The Netherlands
tel: 020 6237101
fax: 020 6244423

The Netherlands Media Art Institute, Montevideo/Time Based Arts has set the goal for itself of promoting the wide development, application and distribution of, and reflection on new technologies in the visual arts. The Netherlands Media Art Institute supports media art in three core areas: presentation, research and conservation, and through its facilities provides extensive services for artists and art institutions.
Since the Netherlands Media Art Institute came into being in 1978 an extensive collection of video and media art has been assembled, to which new works are constantly being added. In addition to its own collection, the Institute also manages the video collections of the De Appel Foundation, the Lijnbaan Center in Rotterdam and the Netherlands Institute for Cultural heritage (ICN). The collections of the Groninger Museum and the Kröller Müller Museum can be viewed. The collections comprise more than 1900 works at present, varying from the earliest experiments through recent productions by known Dutch, international artists and rising talents. All the videoworks described in the Catalogue are available for rental for exhibitions and screenings. Online Catalogue

Centrum Kunsthistorischedocumentatie
Center for Art Historical Documentation, The Netherlands
Radbaud Universiteit Nijmegen
Erasmusplein 1, room 11.14
6525 HT Nijmegen, The Netherlands
tel: +31-24-361 16 77
fax: +31-24-361 60 67

The Center for Art Historical Documentation (CKD) is part of the Art History department at the University. The center maintains a large collection of images and provides services in the field of image research and delivery of images. The CKD commissioned and maintains four online databases, STALLA, a collection of images of Dutch and Flemish choir stalls, a historic portrait gallery, the Sibbelee collection of photographs, and Kunera, an archive of visual culture from the late middle ages.

Boijmans Van Beuningen Museum Library
Museumpark 18 - 20
3015 CX Rotterdam, The Netherlands
tel.: +31 (0)10 44 19 456
Fax.: + 31 (0) 10 43 60 500

What was originally a reference library for the museum’s research staff has grown over the past few decades into an all-round art library with a scholarly bias. With its more than 100,000 titles, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen library’s collection is one of the largest of its kind in the Netherlands. The books, catalogues and periodicals are consistent with the museum’s own collection: old and modern art, ceramics, glass, silver, design and utensils areas in which the museum pursues an active collecting policy. A lively exchange with more than 400 museums world-wide opens the door to less current publications. The library holds an important research collection on the history of Surrealism, including many primary sources.

Stroom Den Haag
Hogewal 1-9
2514 HA The Hague
The Netherlands
tel: +31 70 3658985
fax: +31 70 3617962

Stroom Den Haag is a center for art and architecture with a wide range of activities. Starting from the visual arts, architecture, urban planning and design, the program focuses on the urban environment. Stroom organizes exhibitions, projects, lectures, workshops and excursions, initiating research and debates to stimulate the transfer of knowledge and the development of ideas concerning art, architecture and related disciplines. Within this context Stroom maintains a compact, highly specialized library, functioning as a knowledge center for visitors and staff. The collection is organized thematically, with references to the city, architecture, art, the individual, new technology, theory and the way these subjects are interrelated. The library also maintains a large collection of international magazines. Visitors can also watch documentation of Stroom lectures and symposiums on video or dvd. In addition to the library STROOM also develops web dossiers, issues publications, and maintains an active archive of the museums programming.

Stedelijk Van Abbemuseum
Bilderdijklaan 10
PO Box 235
5600 AE Eindhoven, The Netherlands
tel: 040-2758508
fax: 040-2460680

The Van Abbemuseum library concentrates on scholarly literature in the field of modern and contemporary visual art. The library has over 130 thousand titles, including books, exhibition and collection catalogues, national and international periodicals, videos, CDs and DVDs. The collection is particularly well endowed with artists books and other publications on Minimal Art, Conceptual Art and Fluxus. Besides publications, it includes invitations, posters and special productions such as multiples and bibliophile editions. Other special resources include the archive of documentation on the art museum’s collection and the archive of exhibitions since 1936.
The library is part of the Municipal Van Abbemuseum, which was founded in 1936 by Henri van Abbe. In 1940 Van Abbe donated his private library to the museum, thus initiating the collecting by the museum of books, exhibition catalogues and periodicals documenting modern and contemporary art; in the 1950s the library developed into a scholarly library specializing in this field.

Kröller-Müller Museum Library
Houtkampweg 6
PO Box 1, 6730 AA Otterlo
Tel: 0318-591241
Fax: 0318-591515

The Kröller-Müller Museum was founded by Helène Kröller-Müller to house her art collection. It is now one of the principal museums of modern and contemporary art in the Netherlands, and is famous for its large sculpture garden and forest. The library reflects the museum's collection, specializing in the fine arts of the 19th and 20th century, and sculpture mostly since 1945. The library also includes books on architectural drawings, in relation to the museum's important holdings in this field, and pays special attention to landscape architecture and sculpture gardens.

Updated 11/2009