You too can contribute to the success of this unique museum, founded in 1887 by Hendrik Willem Mesdag and his wife Sientje Mesdag-van Houten.
The Mesdag Collection
The Mesdag Collection consists of the home and museum of this passionate artist couple. Mesdag was a renowned marine painter, while his wife specialised in landscapes and still life. They also assembled a large collection of 19th-century visual art and crafts.
Hendrik Willem Mesdag
Mesdag started out as a banker in the family business, ‘Firma Mesdag & Zonen’ in Groningen. However, he felt that he was not cut out for a corporate career and decided to try his hand in the art world instead. His dual role as artist and collector meant that he benefitted from close contact with numerous dealers and other artists and collectors. Mesdag therefore rapidly came to play an important role in cultural life in The Hague.
Make a Donation
Would you like to support The Mesdag Collection? This can be done by making a one-time donation. Exhibitions, publications and activities for students, the elderly and disabled visitors are made possible by private individuals and foundations, and are indispensable for The Mesdag Collection. Every contribution, large or small, is very welcome. Please note the following information for a transfer:
- IBAN number: NL21 RABO 0393 6371 23
- Beneficiary: "Van Gogh Museum Foundation"
- Reference: "Donation De Mesdag Collection"
- BIC / Swift code: RABO NL2U, bank code 3135
Friends of Mesdag
If Mesdag and The Hague have a special place in your heart, please help us to preserve the ideas and private collection of Hendrik Willem Mesdag and Sientje Mesdag-Van Houten for future generations.
Join the Mesdag Collection Friends’ Club, which is committed to both Mesdag’s legacy and the city in general. The group meets approximately 8 times a year, alternating between Mesdag’s two museums (The Mesdag Collection and Panorama Mesdag).
Due to the regulations imposed by the government and RIVM, we are obliged to ask all our supporters to reserve a time slot online (free of charge). We kindly ask for your understanding.
Membership costs € 50 a year for individuals and € 75 for couples.
For more information, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call +31 20-5708758.