The Rijksmuseum is the National Gallery of the Netherlands. Its collections include paintings and artefacts of Dutch history, including its colonial past. Of particular interest to historians are the many paintings depicting everyday life. These could be used to develop a sense of period for 17th and 18th century Northern Europe. To find some of these sources search “Paintings” and one the following artist names: Pieter de Hooch, Jan Havicksz. Steen or Adriaan de Lelie. The Rijksmuseum is a Dutch national museum dedicated to arts and history in Amsterdam. The museum has on display 8,000 objects of art and history, from their total collection of 1 million objects from the years 1200–2000, among which are some masterpieces by Rembrandt, Frans Hals, and Johannes Vermeer. The museum also has a small Asian collection which is on display in the Asian pavilion. The collection of the Rijksmuseum consists of 1 million objects and is dedicated to arts, crafts, and history from the years 1200 to 2000. Around 8000 objects are currently on display in the museum. The collection contains more than 2,000 paintings from the Dutch Golden Age by notable painters such as Jacob van Ruisdael, Frans Hals, Johannes Vermeer, Jan Steen, Rembrandt, and Rembrandt's pupils. The museum also has a small Asian collection which is on display in the Asian pavilion. It also displays the stern of HMS Royal Charles which was captured in the Raid on the Medway, and the Hartog plate. In 2012 the museum took the unusual step of making some 125,000 high-resolution images.
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