The collection

The collection

Ranging from paintings, gold and silver and clothes from days gone by to contemporary visual art: the museum has a collection of more than 75,000 items.

If you would like to know more about our historical collection, visit to view it online. Click here

Loan Requests
Loan requests may be submitted at least six months prior to the desired start date. Please send a timely email to, including motivation, exhibition plan, object numbers, exhibition duration and a facility report. As a museum, we subscribe to the principles of the Smarter Lending Working Group and Code of Borrowing.

Requesting and publishing images
Would you like to request an image of an object from the collection? Please send an email to Please state the reason for your request and the object number of the requested image. When using the image in a publication, we request that you use the supplied credit line that is provided with the image. We would also like to receive a copy of the publication at the address: 

Stedelijk Museum Breda
Collections Department
Boschstraat 22 4811 GH Breda

Offers of objects and requests for information
Object offers, donations or questions about objects in the collection can be sent to the e-mail address below.

Contemporary art

Stedelijk Museum Breda’s contemporary art collection (1960 – present day) consists of some 800 artworks. The artists all have a link to Breda. They were either born here, have studied, lived or worked here (or still do so), or have made work featuring the town and its residents. The pieces highlighted here represent a cross-section in terms of period and type of work.