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Schunck Unique collection on show 24/7 via glass depot display

The collection is internationally renowned, and includes masterpieces by artists such as Karel Appel, Marlene Dumas, Rob Scholte and Erik van Lieshout.

With its museum, library and school of music and dance, Schunck is the cultural heart of the city of Heerlen. De Schunck Collection forms a central part of the programming. At its heart are works by the ‘Amsterdam Limburgers’, such as Ger Lataster, Lei Molin, Jef Diederen and Pieter Defesche. From the 1970s onwards, work by well-known Dutch painters such as Lucebert, Constant and Kees van Bohemen supplemented the collection.

The collection is internationally renowned, and includes masterpieces by artists such as Karel Appel, Marlene Dumas, Rob Scholte and Erik van Lieshout. The construction of a glass public-facing storage facility will enable visitors to appreciate this remarkable collection 24/7. The glass display gallery will connect the Glass Palace and the School of Music to the museum. The purpose here is to provide sustainable and secure storage conditions for the collection and to encourage more visitors to the museum. In short, it will be a combined depot and exhibition space.