- 7 September 2021
The first Dutch Neanderthal now has a face
The first Neanderthal in the Netherlands now has a face, made by palaeo-anthropological artists Kennis & Kennis.
- 17 November 2020
New curator ancient Near Eastern collection
Dr. David Kertai is the new curator of the ancient Near Eastern collections at the National Museum of Antiquities.
- 18 November 2019
New Head of Collections and Research
Dr Lucas Petit (b. 1973) was appointed Head of the Collections and Research Department of the National Museum of Antiquities as from 15 November 2019.
- 22 October 2019
A flint tool cased in a tar-like substance is evidence that the Neanderthals used complex technology. It is on display in the museum until 3 February 2020.
- 21 October 2019
Tour for children
A free tour for children from 7 years. They will see the Netherlands from prehistoric times, through the Roman conquest into the Middle Ages.
- 22 July 2019
Highlights Audio Guide
Explore the 24 most magnificent pieces in our collection: from the Egyptian temple to the statue of a Roman emperor.
- 16 July 2019
CT scans of Mummies
On 11 July 2019, the National Museum of Antiquities had CT scans made of an Egyptian human mummy and an animal mummy at the Academic Medical Centre (AMC) in Amsterdam.
- 1 July 2019
Acquisition of relief with Amazon
In the classical sculpture gallery on the first floor, visitors can see a remarkable acquisition for the collection: a marble relief from the time of the Roman emperors (AD 170-180).
- 24 May 2019
The Beginning of the Viking Age in the West
On Wednesday 12 June 2019 at 20:00, prof. dr. Dagfinn Skre will give a lecture about the beginning of the Viking age in the West.
- 10 May 2019
RMO-NIT Fellowship 2019
Together with the Netherlands Institute in Turkey, we offer a fellowship for a research stay of two months at the NIT in Istanbul (deadline 7 June).
- 26 April 2019
Excavations in Saqqara 2019
15 March 2019, a research team arrived in Egypt. They will carry out the annual excavation campaign at Saqqara. Read the weekly news-update: week 4, 5, 6.
- 5 April 2019
Excavations in Saqqara 2019
15 March 2019, a research team arrived in Egypt. They will carry out the annual excavation campaign at Saqqara. Read the weekly news-update: week 1, 2, 3.
- 15 March 2019
Three lectures will take place on Thursday 28 March 2019 with the topic of Cultural Diplomacy and Archaeology in British Mandate Palestine.
- 7 December 2018
Travelling exhibition to Japan
Starting in the spring of 2020, the National Museum of Antiquities is organising a travelling exhibition in Japan, in partnership with the Japanese company Tokyo Shimbun.
- 27 November 2018
Conference Material Reception
'The Material Reception of Antiquity' is a joint conference of the National Museum of Antiquities, the Material Agency Forum, and the Byvanck Chair for the History of Classical Art.
- 19 November 2018
Two new curators
Dr Jasper de Bruin will take up his position on 1 January as curator collection ‘The Netherlands in Roman times’. Dr Daniel Soliman will be taking up his post in mid-February as curator collection 'Egypt'.