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Rijksmuseum Research Library
The Rijksmuseum Research Library is the largest and oldest public art history research library in the Netherlands. The library is part of the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. The profile of the library collection parallels that of the museum. The online catalogue contains over 400,000 monographs, 3,400 periodicals and 90,000 art sales catalogues. About 50,000 art sales catalogues published before 1989 are not yet entered in the online catalogue. The collection grows, on average, by 10,000 to 15,000 books, auction catalogues, and periodicals every year. History The library, also known as the Cuypers Library, opened in 1885 jointly with the rest of the Rijksmuseum. It was the largest of its kind in the Netherlands at its completion and remains as such today. It was designed by Pierre Cuypers, a Dutch architect famous for his neo-gothic style. When designing the library, Cuypers strived to create “a space with a sense of grandeur, which appears larger than it is.” The reduced size of ...
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