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AkzoNobel Transforms Van Gogh Museum with its Coatings

Published on 2015-09-08. Author : SpecialChem

Visitors to Amsterdam’s world famous Van Gogh Museum can now enjoy stepping through the venue’s new entrance hall, which features products and expertise supplied by AkzoNobel.

Van Gogh Museum
Fig. 1: Van Gogh Museum

Completely transparent due to the use of advanced glass building techniques, the spectacular new addition features the company’s coatings on the walls, steel structure and lamp fixtures.

The new entrance has created an extra 800 square meters of floor space, which means the museum is now better equipped to welcome the growing number of visitors and conference guests.

“We are delighted to have worked with AkzoNobel on our new entrance hall,” said Axel Rüger, Director of the Van Gogh Museum. “As well as providing the necessary expertise, the company has a strong focus on preserving culture and safeguarding heritage, a commitment we both share.”

Added AkzoNobel CEO Ton Büchner: “We attach great value to our partnership with the Van Gogh Museum. Working on the new entrance hall not only enabled us to showcase our expertise in a magnificent setting, but also allowed us to make an important additional contribution to Van Gogh’s enduring legacy.”

AkzoNobel has been a partner of the Van Gogh Museum’s restoration studio since 2013. Through this collaboration, the company is contributing to the preservation of the cultural heritage of Vincent van Gogh and his contemporaries.

About AkzoNobel

AkzoNobel is one of the leading global paints and coatings companies and one of the major producers of specialty chemicals. Calling on centuries of expertise, it supplies industries and consumers worldwide with innovative products and sustainable technologies designed to meet the growing demands of its fast-changing planet. Headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, it has approximately 46,000 people in around 80 countries, while its portfolio includes well-known brands such as Dulux, Sikkens, International, Interpon and Eka. Consistently ranked as one of the leaders in the area of sustainability, it is committed to making life more liveable and its cities more human.

Source: AkzoNobel

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