August Feature Story: Rijkmuseum Gets New Lifts

rijkmuseum-storyWork on historic Amsterdam museum restores landmark to its former glory.

reprinted from Liftinstituut Magazine

The restoration of the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, known for Rembrandt’s famous painting Militia Company of District II under the Command of Captain Frans Banninck Cocq (The Night Watch), has been completed. It included the installation of 23 new lifts. In this article, those involved, from the Rijksgebouwendienst (Dutch state buildings service), installer, technical advice bureau and Notified Body Liftinstituut recount the work.

The primary objective of the work was to restore the internationally famous museum building to its former glory, while adapting its features to the requirements demanded from museums in the 21st century. Part of this was that measures had to be taken to renew the technology and improve the museum’s accessibility.

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