Collection AMC

The Academic Medical Center (AMC) is one of the Netherlands' eight university medical centres and is considered one of the best in its field internationally. The AMC's three main duties are care, research and education.
The AMC offers two university courses: medicine and medical informatics (informatics in a medical context). It also provides higher vocational training for nurses and is involved in various advanced nursing courses. For more information (in Dutch), see www.amc.nl.

 

Collection

The AMC's art collection focuses on fine art from the Netherlands since 1945. The collection contains 6,000 works that provide an overview of Dutch postwar art history from the CoBrA movement to the present. The numerous renowned artists represented include Karel Appel, Constant Nieuwenhuys, Jan Schoonhoven, Armando, Ger van Elk, Jan Dibbets, J.C.J. van der Heyden, Robert Zandvliet, Roy Villevoye, Carel Visser, Marlene Dumas, Marc Mulders, Elspeth Diederix, Jacqueline Hassink and Guido van der Werve.
The AMC actively commissions works of public art. In recent years, artists have included Elspeth Diederix, Roy Villevoye, Jan van der Ploeg, Jacqueline Hassink, Floris van Manen, Vincent Zedelius, Merijn Bolink and Scarlett Hooft Graafland.

Artpolicy
The AMC does not use its collection for commercial purposes but, first of all, to make public spaces more pleasant.The collection also plays an informativeand educational role, allowing "users" of the AMC to learn about contemporary art in unexpected places. Finally, it helps the AMC to profile itself: art offers a way for the institution to distinguish itself nationally and internationally.

History
The AMC houses the largest permanently exhibited collection of post-1945 fine art from the Netherlands. Its foundations were laid during building in the early 1980s, when the so-called one-percent regulation enabled a series of carefully chosen art commissions and purchases. The goal was to build a collection that would reflect the various movements in postwar Dutch art. Over the years, the collection has been augmented with numerous gifts, works on longterm loan, and purchases. In addition to approximately 6,000 paintings, photographs and works on paper, the AMC collection contains a large number of monumental objects and videos.

 

From the collection
Marlene Dumas

Untitled, 1994
indian ink and water colour on paper
82 x 67 cm

Collections November 16, 2016
Berend Strik
AMC Brummelkamp Galerie
Collections September 23, 2016
Lana Mesić
AMC Brummelkamp Galerie
Collections July 16, 2016
Appel's uit de AMC Collectie
AMC Brummelkamp Galerie
Collections May 19, 2016
Een keuze uit de AMC-kunstcollectie door Prof.dr. Marianne de Visser
AMC Brummelkamp Galerie
Collections March 17, 2016
Roy Villevoye
AMC Brummelkamp Galerie
Collections January 19, 2016
Nieuwe aanwinsten
AMC collectie
Collections November 21, 2015
Opdracht Thomas Elshuis
AMC
Collections September 22, 2015
Antoinette Nausikaä
AMC Brummelkamp Galerie
Collections May 27, 2015
Fleur van Dodewaard
AMC Brummelkamp galerie
In summary

Collection title
Collection AMC

Contact
Sabrina Kamstra (Hoofd Kunstzaken), Edith Overzet (Kunstbeheerder)

Head office
Amsterdam

Art collection locations
Amsterdam

Number of art works
6000

Launch year
1980

Disciplines
paintings, drawings, prints, photography, video and site-specific installations

Focus of collection
Contemporary fine art by Dutch and Netherlands-based artists from the period since 1945. Public artworks are actively commissioned. The collection also contains video works by international artists.

Guided tours
Guided art tours are available for a fee for groups of 20 people or fewer.  

Website
www.amc.nl

Art collection website
www.amc.nl

Publications
AMC Collectie, Vijftien stromingen in Nederlandse schilderkunst na 1945 uit de collectie van het Academisch Medisch Centrum, Amsterdam, 1989 E.M.H. van Doorn, W.H.Brummelkamp
AMC Kunstboek/AMC Art Boek, Sabrina Kamstra, Simon Knepper, Johan Kortenray, Amsterdam, 2003, Amsterdam University Press
I am a bird, Amsterdam, 2009, (verschenen bij gelijknamige tentoonstelling) Sabrina Kamstra, Henk van Os, Titia Voûte
Hans Eijkelboom, NAI uitgevers, Goede Bedoelingen en modern wonen, fotonotities over de Bijlmer, 2010
Sabrina Kamstra, Joke van Saarloos en Arjan van der Zee, Aaibaar beton, dertig jaar bouwontwikkeling in het AMC , 2011  

Exposition space
Besides exhibiting its public art collection, the AMC operates three gallery spaces:
- AMC Brummelkamp Galerie: Temporary exhibitions of works by artists whose work is or will be part of the AMC's collection are held here six times a year. For an overview of recent shows (in Dutch)
- De Vitrines: Young and established artists and designers show their work here in approximately five exhibitions a year.
- Q-art:  Two large vitrines in the outpatient clinic provide space for artists to exhibit installations for six months.  

Supporting
Each year, an artist’s multiple is commissioned for the series The human form in conjunction with the AMC’s annual public medical lecture, The Anatomy Lesson. Prints are available through www.amc.nl/kunst. Site-specific works for renovated and new buildings have been commissioned from artists including Scarlett Hooft Graafland, Merijn Bolink, Hans Eijkelboom, Roy Villevoye, Jan van de Ploeg and Thomas Elshuis.

Works on loan
- Koen Vermeule, After Seurat 2002, Rijks Museum Twente, Enschede, 2012
- Teun Hocks, No title 2008, Museum Het Valkhof, Nijmegen, 2011
- Charlotte Mutsaerts, La Belle et la Bête 1993, Venetiaanse Gaanderijen, Oostende, België, 2010
- Micha Patiniott, The full story 2009, Stedelijk Museum Schiedam, 2010
- Gijs Frieling, Chesnut -tree blossom 1998, Cobra Museum Amstelveen, 2009