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quarta-feira, 19 de agosto de 2015

ACCESSIBILITY -- The Stedelijk Museum was founded in 1874 by a group of private citizens in Amsterdam, led by C.P. van Eeghen, who donated funds and their art collections to establish a museum in the capital of the Netherlands that would be devoted to modern art.

The collection, housed at first at the Rijksmuseum, was moved in 1895 into the Museum’s own building, designed by A.W. Weissman.


For its first decades, the Stedelijk maintained a diverse collection, which included works of contemporary Dutch and French masters but also period rooms and even the banners of citizens’ militias. Beginning around 1920, however, the collection was culled and the focus concentrated more rigorously on modern and contemporary art, including pioneering collections and exhibitions of design and photography.

Already known to visitors from around the world because of its paintings by Vincent van Gogh (many of them later transferred to the Van Gogh Museum upon its creation), the Stedelijk began its rise to international prominence after 1945, when curator and designer Willem Sandberg became the Director. In addition to expanding the collection and working directly with many artists, Sandberg initiated an ambitious and far­sighted exhibition program that put the Stedelijk at the forefront of contemporary art institutions—a program that continued under Edy de Wilde (Director 1963– 1985), Wim Beeren (1985–1993), Rudi Fuchs (1993–2003) and Gijs van Tuyl (2005–2009) and that contributed greatly to the development of the Stedelijk’s collection.- 
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ACCESSIBILITY

To make everyone feel at home at the Stedelijk, we have facilities including lifts and handicapped toilets for users of wheelchairs and mobility scooters. Our staff at the museum entrance can offer assistance if you are a wheelchair user and need help to reach the exhibition galleries. When you’re ready to leave, just speak to one of our staff, they’ll give you any help you need.


Registered service dogs are allowed in the museum

Designer Barbara Alink (left) and Ambassador Dynie Schuurman (right)


Stedelijk Museum offers guided tours tailored with special themes


St edelijk Museum has designed ‘Unforgettable Stedelijk’, a program for people with Alzheimer’s


The Alinker 


Visitors are also welcome to borrow folding chairs while visiting the museum


Care-givers have free admission to the museum on presentation of a care-giver

pass

Registered service dogs are allowed in the museum


Designer Barbara Alink (left) and Ambassador Dynie Schuurman (right)

Stedelijk Museum offers guided tours tailored with special themes
SPECIAL FACILITIES FOR VISITORS WITH MOBILITY ISSUES:

MOBILITY SCOOTERS 
The museum allows foldable and standard mobility scooters for use on the premises. 

WHEELCHAIRS
The museum has four wheelchairs for visitor use.
To book a wheelchair, please contact us on: (+31)(0)20 5732 911 or at reserveringen@stedelijk.nl (Mo-Fri 9am - 5pm, Sa-Sun: 10am - 11.30am).

We provide Alinkers for visitors who are less mobile. The Alinker is a specially designed non-motorized mobility vehicle that looks a little like a bicycle. It is a safe and secure way for visitors to explore the museum. In August 2014 we will evaluate the use of the Alinker in the museum and decide whether this facility will be offered structurally to our visitors who are less mobile.
To book an Alinker, please contact us on: (+31) (0) 20 5732 911 or at reserveringen@stedelijk.nl (Mo-Fri 9am - 5pm, Sa-Sun: 10am - 11.30am).



FOLDING CHAIRS
Visitors are also welcome to borrow folding chairs while visiting the museum. The seats are lightweight, stable and foldable and the height allows you to stand up easily. The museum has twenty chairs for visitors to use. If you would like to borrow a folding chair, please contact the Information Desk.

CARE-GIVERS 
Care-givers have free admission to the museum on presentation of a care-giver pass. 

SERVICE DOGS
With the exception of a registered service dog, visitors may not bring domestic pets into to the museum.

AUDIO SYSTEM
Guided tours are have been made accessible for people with a hearing impairment with the use of a Group Tour System. This audio system allows a guide to communicate with his group through a transmitter and a microphone; visitors carry a headphone and a receiver. This way the guide can be heard clearly by the hearing-impaired visitor. Would you like to participate in a guided tour and make use of the GTS-system? Please contact the Education Department at least a week before your visit by email at educatie@stedelijk.nl or by phone: 020-5732 741 (Tues-Fri. 9 a.m. – 17 p.m.).

BESPOKE GUIDED TOURS 
If you’d like to take a guided tour but because of health reasons are unable to participate in our standard tours, get in touch with our Education Department. We understand that some of our visitors need more time, space or assistance during their visit, and are happy to arrange a guided tour that takes your specific needs into account. Contact an Education Specialist at educatie@stedelijk.nl or by phoning: 020-5732 741 (Tues-Fri. 9 a.m.-17 p.m.).

ALZHEIMER PROGRAM 'UNFORGETTABLE STEDELIJK' (registration required)
The Stedelijk Museum has designed ‘Unforgettable Stedelijk’, a program for people with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia, and their care-givers. Look at, talk about, and enjoy art together. This special program offers a nurturing, relaxed environment to view presentations of work in our collection, share experiences and thoughts, and be inspired by creative assignments. ‘Unforgettable Stedelijk’ takes place every first Monday of the month from 14.30 p.m. – 16.00 p.m. You need to register for this activity either by emailing educatie@stedelijk.nl or by phoning the Education Department on 020-5732 741 (Tues-Fri. 9 a.m.-17 p.m.). Please register no later than 9.00 a.m. on the Friday before the start of the next session.





fonte: @edisonmariotti #edisonmariotti http://www.stedelijk.nl/en/about-the-stedelijk/history#sthash.vUeBwoHs.dpuf

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