Art Collection & Gathering of Knowledge
The restoration studio at the Frans Hals Museum is one of the oldest in the Netherlands. The studio focuses on the preservation and restoration of the museum’s collection, so that it is kept in the best condition possible for future generations.
Curious about restoration projects? Then take a look behind the scenes via the page More about the collection on this website.
The conservators regularly carry out condition checks and advise on climate control within the museum, transport and storage. In addition, the restorers carry out material-technical research; this provides the museum with knowledge about the way artists work, the original appearance of paintings and the extent to which they have changed over time as a result of natural aging and earlier restorations.
The Frans Hals Museum has the world’s largest, most important collection of Frans Hals’s work. As the figurehead of Haarlem’s art and the person after whom the museum is named, Frans Hals takes centre stage in the museum’s activities. The museum has therefore set up the Frans Hals Research Center.