Netherlands Photo Museum
History and museums
The Netherlands Photo Museum (Dutch: Nederlands Fotomuseum) (NFM) is a museum in the Netherlands primarily focused on photography.
The museum collection consists of many historical, social and cultural images from the 20th and 21st century, from the Netherlands and elsewhere. It has control over more than 150 archives (three million plus images) taken by Dutch photographers. The archives are stored in climate controlled film storage facilities.
It is located in Rotterdam at the Wilhelminakade in the previous Holland America Line workshop building, also known as the Las Palmas building.
The Netherlands Photo Museum was founded in 1989, under the name Nederlands Foto Archief. and was subsidised by the Dutch government. In 2003, it was reborn, through an endowment from Hein Wertheimer, a wealthy Dutch lawyer, and renamed to Nederlands Fotomuseum.
Visitors to the NFM may browse the museum’s library of 120000 digital images, watch short films or participate in educational activities. The museum has large exhibition rooms and a rotating display of Dutch history.