The Bonnefanten practices a generous loan system, not least in the interest of the individual artist, who after all has an interest in making his/her work as visible as possible. Works from the collection will, for example, be on loan in the temporary premises of the Dutch Senate from 2021 to 1 March 2027. Due to the renovation of the Binnenhof, most of the residents have meanwhile moved to a temporary building. In addition to the existing works of art, the interior of the new location of the Senate is decorated with works from the collections of Dutch museums. Three themes were decisive in the choice of the loans: connection between past and present, reflection and imagination, and the look outwards. They encapsulate the essence of the work of the Senate.

With an eye to the visibility of the collection, the Bonnefanten was also pleased to contribute to this loan, which includes paintings by Jef Diederen, Hadassah Emmerich, Antoine Berghs, Rik Meijers and Fons Haagmans, as well as a neon installation by Rudy Beerens: 'FietsenRudy' (a reference to the art space of the same name (1982) in Maastricht, where young artists could develop in complete freedom.

The artworks in the Senate will be on view to the public during Open Monuments Day on Saturday 11 September.

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Rudy Beerens, FietsenRudy, 1981 tot 1982, neonverlichting. Inventarisnummer 1003262. Collectie Bonnefanten. Foto: Mike Bink
Rudy Beerens, FietsenRudy, 1981 - 1982, neonlighting. Inventory:  1003262. Collection Bonnefanten. Photo Mike Bink

Fons Haagmans, Groot cijferschilderij 1, 1987, acryl en latex op doek, Inventarisnummer:  1003542. Collectie Bonnefanten. Foto Mike Bink
Fons Haagmans, Groot cijferschilderij 1, 1987, acrylic and latex on canvas, Inventory: 1003542. Collectie Bonnefanten. Photo Mike Bink

Antoine Berghs, From the South to the North, 2006, gemengde techniek op doek. Inventarisnummer: 1005516. Collectie Bonnefanten, verworven met steun van het Mondriaan Fonds. Foto Mike Bink
Antoine Berghs, From the South to the North, 2006, mixed techniques on canvas. Inventory: 1005516. Collection Bonnefanten, acquiered with the support of the Mondriaan Fonds. Photo Mike Bink

Hadassah Emmerich, On Black I, 2007, gemengde techniek op papier. Inventarisnummer: 1005541. Collectie Bonnefanten, verworven met steun van het Mondriaan Fonds. Foto: Mike Bink
Hadassah Emmerich, On Black I, 2007, mixed media on paper. Inventory: 1005540. Bonnefanten Collection, acquired with the support of the Mondriaan Fund. Photo by Mike Bink

Hadassah Emmerich, On Black II, 2007, gemengde techniek op papier. Inventarisnummer 1005541. Collectie Bonnefanten, verworven met steun van het Mondriaan Fonds. Foto Mike Bink
Hadassah Emmerich, On Black II, 2007, mixed media on paper. Inventory number 1005541. Bonnefanten Collection, acquired with the support of the Mondriaan Fund. Photo by Mike Bink

Rik Meijers, Tablecloth, 2010, gemengde techniek op doek. Inventarisnummer: 1005874, Collectie Bonnefanten, verworven met steun van de BankGiro loterij. Foto: Mike Bink
Rik Meijers, Tablecloth, 2010, mixed media on paper. Inventory 1005540. Bonnefanten Collection, acquired with the support of the Mondriaan Fund. Photo by Mike Bink

Jef Diederen, Rijzende Zon, olieverf op doek. Inventarisnummer: 100307. Collectie Bonnefanten. Foto: Mike Bink
Jef Diederen, Rijzende Zon, oil on canvas. Inventory: 1003078. Bonnefanten Collection. Photo by Mike Bink