About the Collection

Read about our collection policy and the terms and conditions for offering an (art) object.

Special collections

Discover our special collections, such as the Dick Bruna collection, the Rietveld Schröder Archives, the Van Baaren collection and more.

Loan

Would you like to have a work of art from our collection on loan? This is possible. Read our rules for applying for a loan.

Europeana Fashion

The European fashion database Europeana Fashion is made possible by 21 museums and archives. Read more about this unique initiative.

Modemuze

Online platform Modemuze provides a comprehensive overview of Dutch fashion and costume history. The Centraal Museum is one of 13 partners.

Research & expertise

In order to preserve our collection of art, city history, fashion and design as effectively as possible, we frequently conduct research. We share the results ...

Library

Our library contains thousands of books about the collection. You can leaf through them in the Information Centre. The library itself can only be visited by ...