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Van Gogh Museum receives prestigious sustainability certificate

The Van Gogh Museum became the first museum in the world to be awarded a BREEAM-NL In-Use sustainability certificate. The museum scored ‘Very Good’ for its building, management and use. This internationally recognised certification method assesses the sustainable character of the museum building and the way in which it is managed and used. Adriaan Dönszelmann, Commercial Director of the Van Gogh Museum, commented: ‘Our museum merits three stars and the qualification ‘Very Good’ for all these aspects, which means we have a world first. We are proud of that, for we deliberately chose this course in which corporate social responsibility and sustainability have high priority. Our museum attracts more than 1.5 million visitors each year and its core task is to preserve the cultural heritage of Vincent van Gogh. As far as we are concerned, that also means dealing responsibly and sustainably with the museum building and its environment. The certificate is the reward for all our hard work in this field for many years.’