Paleis Het Loo as organisation
|Since Paleis Het Loo was opened as a museum in 1984, following a seven-year period of restoration, many interested visitors have come from home and abroad. In the past few years the annual numbers have risen to more than 300,000! We hope that we can count on the same avid interest and appreciation in the years ahead by presenting the palace and gardens in a perfect state, by organising exhibitions and other activities which are attractive to a wide public and by welcoming our visitors in a hospitable way and making them feel welcome here. |
The museum and a major part of the collections belong to the state of the Netherlands. To function properly the museum receives a considerable annual subsidy from the Culture Ministry. There are also other subsidy givers such as the lottery company BankGiro Loterij. A few tasks in the museum are performed by around 200 volunteers from the foundation Stichting ’t Konings Loo. The money this organisation generates, for one thing through the museum shop, is spent on acquisitions to expand the museum’s collections.
The museum, like other former state museums, is independent and must annually generate a considerable sum of money itself, for one thing from admission charges, so as to balance the books. To enable an institution of this scale to function well it has to be run as a commercial company with a structure comprising different departments each with its own tasks and responsibilities. Altogether the museum employs a staff of around 160 people.