The Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven is one of the first public museums for contemporary art to be established in Europe. The museum’s collection of around 2700 works of art includes key works and archives by Lissitzky, Picasso, Kokoschka, Chagall, Beuys, McCarthy, Daniëls and Körmeling.
The museum has an experimental approach towards art’s role in society. The museum wants the visitors to think about art and its place in the world, covering a range of subjects, including the role of the collection as a cultural ‘memory’ and the museum as a public site.
MediaFiler Digital Asset Management software is part of the Museum’s website. Special archives like the press archive, artwork archive and exhibition archive are open to the public. Photos in the Press archive can be downloaded directly. Photos from the other public archives can be requested via MediaFiler. This is a very easy and productive way for the museum to share and control the use of their photography.