In conferring donations on 20 new members, the BankGiro Lottery aims to provide an important stimulus to the integrated national museum collections of the Netherlands (Collectie Nederland). The NAI intends to use the donation of Ã¢â€šÂ¬ 300,000 a year from the lottery for activities connected with its collection and presentation.
Deputy director Patrick van Mil: "We are delighted. This is a tremendous support for our aim of making the NAI collection accessible to a broad public. The major retrospective that we are organising in the autumn on P.J.H. Cuypers, the architect of the Rijksmuseum and Amsterdam Central Station, is a good example. This exhibition will enable the public to experience the beauty and richness of the Dutch architectural heritage." -- www.nai.nl