Meet our sponsors & benefactors
Art is a gift to the world. Our patrons – sponsors, partners and funds – share that conviction with us. And they echo that mutual conviction by sharing money, goods or knowledge with the museum to make our joint mission possible: to put people of all ages and from all backgrounds in contact with art.
The Frans Hals Museum manages the art collection belonging to the City of Haarlem, as well as the two monumental museum buildings, Hal and Hof. The municipality provides the museum with a subsidy so that it can carry out its basic tasks and manage the buildings.
The museum is proud to be a partner of BankGiro Loterij. Thanks to the support of the lottery, the museum can purchase, present and restore art. The recent restoration of Frans Hals’ masterpieces in the museum’s own renowned restoration studio was only possible thanks to the participants of the BankGiro Loterij.
Ammodo initiates, develops and supports projects within art and science. It is with thanks to Ammodo that the 2016 solo exhibition of Belgian-American Cécile B. Evans, What the Heart Wants, was made possible, thus giving an emerging artist the opportunity to present himself to the Dutch public.
Fonds 21 is an enterprising, socially involved fund focused on art, culture, youth and society. The fund supports professional, high-quality projects that reach a broad, new audience. Fonds 21 contributed to the exhibitions The Art of Laughter: Humour in the Golden Age (2017), Dutch Masters from Budapest (2016), The Common Sense by Melanie Gilligan (2014), and Emotions: Pain and Pleasure in Dutch Painting of the Golden Age (2014).
As neighbouring countries, the Netherlands and Germany are increasingly aware of their accords. The Goethe-Institut wants to identify, strengthen and support such positive developments, and subsidised, among other things, a contribution to Berlin-based artist Vanessa Safavi’s exhibition Inflected Objects # 2 Circulation – Mise en Séance (2016).
Dr. Hendrik Muller’s Vaderlandsch Fund supports cultural initiatives of national significance, such as the publication of interesting scientific publications and exhibition catalogues. The fund financed the catalogue of the Frans Hals Museum’s exhibition, The Art of Laughter: Humour in the Golden Age (2017).
The Mondriaan Fund is a publicly financed fund for visual art and cultural heritage. The fund has supported the museum with multiple acquisitions of old and contemporary art, the restoration of Frans Hals’ regent paintings, a feasibility assessment for a Knowledge Centre about Frans Hals, and exhibitions such as Dutch Masters from Budapest (2016) and The Common Sense (2014) by Melanie Gilligan.
The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) is committed to promoting quality and innovation in Dutch science. The NWO has provided the museum with a Museum Grant, which enables Anna Tummers, Curator of Old Masters, to carry out her research project: Frans Hals/not Frans Hals. The project is a pilot study into the demarcation of the oeuvre of painter Frans Hals (1582/83-1666).
Outset’s mission is to support innovative work that helps advance artistic discourse. The fund contributed to Meiro Koizumi’s solo exhbition, Today My Empire Sings (2016), and generously support the acquisition of two works by Roger Hiorns (2013).
The Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds supports culture, nature and science projects with financial contributions, assignments, prizes and scholarships. The fund awarded the Frans Hals Museum the Conservators’ Stipend in 2018, and supported the exhibitions The Art of Laughter: Humour in the Golden Age (2017) and Dutch Masters from Budapest (2016). Furthermore, its Atelier Practice Fund contributed to research into the restoration history of three regent paintings by Frans Hals.
Stichting Dorodarte (the Dorodarte Foundation) is an equity fund for charitable organisations, with a particular focus on children and / or art. Stichting Dorodarte contributed financially to the creation of the Frans Hals Museum’s educational space, Het Poppenhuis (2015).
The Van Toorn Scholten Stichting (Van Toorn Scholten Foundation) provides altruistic funds to, among others, museum institutions. The foundation has provided the museum with vital finances for its Curatorial Fellowships (a scholarship for young curators) and symposia on Transhistorical Curating. It has also been generous in its contributions towards the acquisitions of old artworks, such as Nicolaes Berchem’s Callisto opgemerkt door Jupiter (Jupiter Notices Callisto, 1656), and as a supporter of the museum’s annual summer exhibitions, including Humour: 101 Years of Laughing at Art (2017), Wanderlust (2016) and O Muse! (2015).
Vereniging Rembrandt (the Rembrandt Association) aims to create world-class public art collections in Dutch museums. The association has supported the Frans Hals Museum since its foundation in 1883, with the acquisition of no less than 34 important works of art, including Jan Porcellis’ Schepen in een storm (Ships in a Storm, 1618/22) in 2017, as well as portraits by Frans Hals and Judith Leyster.
The VSBfonds firmly believes that the impact art has on an individual produces positive effects in society. The fund has contributed to several projects and exhibitions, such as Frans Hals and the Moderns (2018), The Art of Laughter: Humour in the Golden Age (2017) and Dutch Masters from Budapest (2016); the acquisition of Nicolaes Berchem’s Callisto opgemerkt door Jupiter (Jupiter Notices Callisto, 1656) in 2017; and the Frans Hals Experts education programme (2014).
The museum also benefits greatly from funds and foundations that like to remain anonymous, and we are incredibly grateful for their invaluable donations of money and goods. It is thus that the Frans Hals Museum can continue to supplement, restore and present the collection and organise special (educational) programmes and (exhibition) projects.
Supported by the Federal Foreign Office of the Federal Republic of Germany, IfA (Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen) promotes art and cultural exchange so as to help people, cultures and religions learn from each other and live a peaceful coexistence. By promoting this exchange, IfA initiates discussions on international cultural relations. In 2015, IfA contributed financially to Markus Selg’s solo exhibition, Primitive Data.
The J.C. Ruigrok Stichting (J.C. Ruigrok Foundation) aims to promote interests in the fields of culture and science. Thanks to its contribution, J.C. Ruigrok Stichting played an important part in the realisation of the museum’s 2014 exhibition, Emotions: Pain and Pleasure in Dutch Painting of the Golden Age.
Stichting Zabawas (the Zabawas Foundation) provides financial support to people and / or institutions that have a general interest in the fields of culture, nature, medicine, sports and education, and is the foundation’s intention that donations provided are of benefit to Dutch society. Stichting Zabawas provided a financial contribution to the museum’s exhibition, Emotions: Pain and Pleasure in Dutch Painting of the Golden Age.
The aim of Stichting Dommering Fonds (the Dommering Funds Foundation) is to promote the latest and innovatory art. In particular – but not exclusively – video and photography. Stichting Dommering Fonds supported the museum with a contribution to the 2014 exhibition, The Common Sense by Melanie Gilligan.
With its Art and Heritage division, the Department of Culture, Youth and Media of Flanders, aims to stimulate the flourishing of an arts scene that is professional, qualitative, sustainable and diverse. In addition to that, it also aims to promote international collaboration and exchange, and to enhance its social embeddedness. The arts decree focuses on quality assurance for, and accessibility of, the cultural heritage in Flanders. Thus, they made the 2016 solo exhibition of Belgian artist Philippe Van Snick possible.
ABN AMRO wants to make museums accessible to everyone, because art and culture enhance our society and are the driving force behind innovations. ABN AMRO supports the museum with advice and, together with the museum, looks at new ways of raising revenue. One example is the Payter reader, which allows visitors to make direct digital donations during their visit to the museum.
AkzoNobel is a renowned global company specialising in paints, coatings and specialty chemicals. For the 2017 exhibition A Global Table, AkzoNobel financed the required volume of salt for the artwork De Ziel van Zout (The Soul of Salt, 2015-present) by Patricia Kaersenhout.
Douwe Egberts processes and trades coffee, tea and other foodstuffs. For Felipe Arturo’s artwork La Disolución de la Geometría (2014), part of the 2017 A Global Table exhibition, Douwe Egberts donated a huge amount of instant coffee and powdered milk.
De Mooiste Muren is a leading interiors’ shop on the Gierstraat in Haarlem with an extensive wallpaper and paint range. De Mooiste Muren provided advice and supplied paint for the overpainting of the Schutterszaal.
Suiker Unie develops, produces and markets sugar and sugar specialties. For Felipe Arturo’s artwork La Disolución de la Geometría (2014), part of the 2017 A Global Table exhibition, Suiker Unie donated a large amount of brown sugar.
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