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The Jheronimus Bosch Exhibition

To mark the 500th year since his death, Het Noordbrabants Museum is presenting the exhibition, ‘Jheronimus Bosch - Visions of genius’, from 13th February to 8th May 2016. For one time only, the majority of his work will return to his city, Den Bosch, officially known as ’s-Hertogenbosch.

Bosch comes home

Major works will be coming from the most prominent museums in the world to Den Bosch such as The Haywain from the Museo Nacional del Prado (Madrid), The Ship of Fools from Musée du Louvre (Paris), and Death and the Miser from National Gallery of Art (Washington). The majority of Bosch’s oeuvre will be returning for one time only to the city where they were created. Hieronymus Bosch was born in Den Bosch after all, had his studio there and based his pseudonym, Bosch, on the name of the city. The large number of works on loan offers visitors the unique opportunity to study Hieronymus Bosch’s revolutionary and literally fantastic, artistic language.


Did You know?

The Haywain will be returning to the Netherlands from Madrid for the first time in 450 years. The Spanish king bought the triptych in 1570 for his private collection.


The Bosch Research and Conservation Project

The exhibition offers a new perspective on Hieronymus Bosch thanks to the recent research by the Bosch Research and Conservation Project (BRCP). The international team of experts led by Jos Koldeweij and Matthijs Ilsink has, for six years, intensively and systematically examined and documented almost the entire oeuvre of the master worldwide for the first time ever, using state-of-the art technology. Reconstructions and visualisations will allow visitors to the exhibition to marvel at the research results and to gain an insight into how Bosch created his work.
See the research results

Did You know?

Bosch’s themes are based on tradition, but his artistic language and way of working was entirely modern. His visions were based on religious conviction, realism and fantasy.

Restored work to be seen for the first time ever

In preparation for the exhibition in Het Noordbrabants Museum, a large number of Hieronymus Bosch’s works have been restored. Paintings have regained their original splendour partly as a consequence of the Bosch Research and Conservation Project. Nine paintings will be shown together in Den Bosch for the very first time in their restored state, providing extra magnificence and meaning to the presentation of Bosch’s updated oeuvre.

Jheronimus Bosch, Gulzigheid en lust (fragment van Het Narrenschip), ca. 1500-10, New Haven (USA), Yale University Art Gallery

Hieronymus Bosch is the most important and most original medieval artist our country has ever produced. It is long-cherished ambition to get the vast majority of his works back to his hometown in 2016. And a great opportunity for a new generation to get acquainted with this work, which is unique in every respect.

Charles de Mooij

Director of Het Noordbrabants Museum


The exhibition catalogue – richly illustrated – of ‘Jheronimus Bosch – Visioenen van een genie’ is on sale in the Bosch museum shop!


Want to hear more about Bosch’s paintings? The audio tour guides you through the highlights. Reserve one in the ticket shop!

Download the free App

An easy to use app for the exhibition with highlights and loads of information. Download it before coming via IOS App or Android App.


Unfortunately, all our lectures are fully booked. Please make use of the free caption booklets in the exhibition.