for the love of art.


AMC Art collection
The Netherlands
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The collection is 24/7 free available.

Besides exhibiting it’s public art collection, the AMC operates three gallery spaces:

AMC Brummelkamp Gallery
Temporary exhibitions of works by artists whose work is or will be part of the AMC’s collection are held here six times a year. For an overview of recent shows (in Dutch)

De Vitrines
Young and established artists and designers show their work here in approximately five exhibitions a year.

Two large virtrines in the outpatient clinic provide space for artists to exhibit installatinos for six months.

Meibergdreef 9 1105 AZ Amsterdam


About the collection

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Contemporary fine art by Dutch and Netherlands-based artist from the period since 1945. Public artworks are actively commissioned. Disciplines paintings, drawings, prints, photography, video by international artists and site-specific installations.

The AMC's art collection focuses on fine art from the Netherlands since 1945. The collection contains 6,000 works that provide an overview of Dutch postwar art history from the CoBrA movement to the present. The numerous renowned artists represented include Karel Appel, Constant Nieuwenhuys, Jan Schoonhoven, Armando, Ger van Elk, Jan Dibbets, J.C.J. van der Heyden, Robert Zandvliet, Roy Villevoye, Carel Visser, Marlene Dumas, Marc Mulders, Elspeth Diederix, Jacqueline Hassink and Guido van der Werve.

The AMC actively commissions works of public art. In recent years, artists have included Elspeth Diederix, Roy Villevoye, Jan van der Ploeg, Jacqueline Hassink, Floris van Manen, Vincent Zedelius, Merijn Bolink and Scarlett Hooft Graafland.

The AMC does not use its collection for commercial purposes but, first of all, to make public spaces more pleasant. The collection also plays an informativeand educational role, allowing "users" ofthe AMC to learn about contemporary art in unexpected places. Finally, it helps the AMC to profile itself: art offers a way for the institution to distinguish itself nationally and internationally.

The AMC houses the largest permanently exhibited collection of post-1945 fine art from the Netherlands. Its foundations were laid during building in the early 1980s, when the so-called one-percent regulation enabled a series of carefully chosen art commissions and purchases. The goal was to build a collection that would reflect the various movements in postwar Dutch art. Over the years, the collection has been augmented with numerous gifts, works on longterm loan, and purchases. In addition to approximately 6,000 paintings, photographs and works on paper, the AMC collection contains a large number of monumental objects and videos.

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Site-specific works for renovated and new buildings have been commissioned from artist including Scarlett Hooft Graafland, Merlijn Bolink, Hans Eijkelboom, Roy Villevoye, Jan van de Ploeg and Thomas Elshuis.

Each year, an artist’s multiple is commissioned for the series The human form in conjunction with the AMC’s annual public medical lecture, The Anatomy Lesson.
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AMC, Academic Medical Center Amsterdam

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The Academic Medical Center (AMC) is one of the foremost research institutions of the Netherlands as well as one of the largest hospitals. The AMC complex houses the university hospital and the medical faculty of the University of Amsterdam, as well the Netherlands Institute Neurosciences and, the medical department of the Royal Tropical Institute. In the coming years, a national Neuroimaging Center will arise next to the AMC. Also a number of biotech companies – partly AMC spin-offs - are located on the premises. This concentration of expertise makes the AMC a breeding ground for fruitful scientific collaboration. The AMC houses all medical specializations that are recognized in the Netherlands, and all types of top clinical patient care.