Some of the art is exhibited in public areas and some in semi-public areas such as meeting rooms and offices. The art committee receives art through donations or on loan.
“There is no quality of life without art.”
The arts policy actively contributes to the quality of life of the child and family. The Princess Máxima Center works on the basis of development-oriented care. This means that we focus on the development of the child on the developmental fields, namely physical, emotional, social, cognitive and spiritual development.
The committee has compiled a checklist against which the artworks are tested
- Originality of the work (authenticity)
- Content clarity of the work
- Professionalism and quality
- Groundbreaking and passionate
In the Art Committee Policy Plan you can read what ambitions and plans the committee has in the field of both active and passive art. We also hope to inspire donors and funds to make a contribution.Contact
On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the AkzoNobel Art Foundation, artist and muralist Gijs Frieling was commissioned to create a mural at the auditorium of the Princess Máxima Center. This foundation aims to convey that art can contribute to the well-being of people.
On the meters-long mural, you can see the river Rhine meandering from its source high in the mountains to the point where it flows into the sea. Gijs Frieling says, 'I found it a challenge to create a very long piece. An elongated landscape, that image came to me immediately. With a mural, you have to spatially and thematically relate to the place where it is located.'
A group of children from the Máxima Center also assisted Gijs and his assistants on two Sundays.
The Art Committee actively seeks collaboration with leading art partners.
The starting point for the collaboration with the Rijksmuseum was the Night Watch on Tour project. In addition to the reproduction of Rembrandt's Night Watch, the children received a creative workshop package. So they could make their own painting. Gita Gallé (principal board of the Princess Máxima Center): 'It fits in perfectly with our principle Development-oriented care (OGZ): we do everything we can to allow normal life and the development of the child to continue as much as possible. Also during the treatment in the Máxima.'
Annemies Broekgaarden (head of public and education Rijksmuseum): 'The Rijksmuseum is owned by and for everyone. We think it is important that everyone for whom it is not obvious to come to the museum, has access to cultural heritage.'
Nachtwacht on tour is made possible by Philips and the Elisabeth Art Foundation/Rijksmuseum Fund.
Anouk Foundation is a non-profit organization in Switzerland named after Anouk, a determined and loving girl with special needs, who brightens up the lives of everyone who meets her. The mission of the Anouk Foundation is to create a soothing and uplifting environment for children and adults in social and medical settings through murals. A simple and effective way to support the children, families and staff. The Anouk Foundation's therapeutic murals comfort children of all ages by reducing their fear of medical institutions. In collaboration with the location, the artists create custom paintings for various spaces, considering the needs of the users. Several walls in the Princess Máxima Center are decorated with uplifting and cheerful scenes, inspired by drawings by the children.
The murals were made possible thanks to the Jaap Schouten Foundation and Sikkens.
With a Royal Delft painting package at bed, children painted Delft Blue tiles. These tiles are bundled together to form a large work of art. To be admired at the entrance of the restaurant. In the middle of the artwork is a poem by Toon Hermans.
Many thanks to Royal Delft and the Fentener van Vlissingen Foundation.
Children and their families can follow in Johannes Vermeer's footsteps. While watching and tinkering, you will learn everything about this world-famous artist. What paint did Vermeer use in his paintings? How did he play with light? Various fun activities and creative workshops ensure that children can really put themselves in the shoes of this famous 17th-century artist. And the great thing is: entrance is free for everyone up to the age of 18!
Art@Hospital from Argentina honors the last wish of Portuguese Pedro Oliviera, who suffered from the most aggressive form of leukemia. It took only five days from initial diagnosis to his death, he was 31 years old. Pedro had a desire to bring art to his room in the hospital: he was convinced that with patience and courage he could beat his illness and he wanted color and beauty to surround him. Pedro was the son-in-law of Gisella du Mée. She founded Art@Hospital to honor Pedro's wish. Art@Hospital has donated a diverse collection of paintings by well-known and starting artists to the Princess Máxima Center. Gisella du Mée: “Some artists are world famous, others made a painting for the first time. And that doesn't matter, because it all comes from the heart. All paintings are made with love, and that is what makes Art@Hospital so special.” The collection can be seen at the LATER-Poli and in meeting rooms A1, 1B1 and 1D.