The Drents Museum is located in Assen,
on the site of the former Maria convent in Campis. The main
entrance has been located since 2011 in a former coach house
of the Drostenhuis, that is connected to the other buildings
via an underground corridor.
The museum has a large permanent collection about the
prehistory of the province of Drenthe with permanent and
temporary exhibitions. There are also peat bogs on display,
such as the girl from Yde and the couple from Weerdinge.
There are finds from the funnel cup culture, and also the
oldest boat in the world, the Canoe of Pesse, can be found
in the museum.
The museum also has a permanent collection of figurative
art, in particular northern realism,with representatives of
the fourth generation of 'De Groep' (with work by, among
others, Henk Helmantel, Matthijs Röling, Sam Drukker, Douwe
Elias, Barend Blankert, Alfred Hafkenscheid, Eddy Roos and
Berend Groen). This collection now contains many hundreds of
works and is therefore one of the most important collections
in this field in the Netherlands.
In 2017, the collection of the Fine Arts Foundation around
1900, which has been housed at the museum since 1983, was
transferred in ownership. The collection of Dutch arts and
crafts 1885 - 1935 thus includes works by, among others,
Chris Lebeau, Vincent van Gogh, Jan Eisenloeffel, Jan Toorop
and Jan Sluijters. In the specially decorated period rooms
in the receiver house you can see how well-to-do families of
Drenthe lived in previous centuries.
In the garden at the rear of the museum is the bronze statue
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