Welcome to the press page of the Tropenmuseum of the National Museum of World Cultures. On this page you will find information about press visits, journalistic film and photo shoots for media productions, and our press releases. For press questions, please contact

Press visit

Press is welcome to visit the museum and exhibitions during regular opening hours. Free admission is possible, register at, and with permission from the Marketing & PR department. Make sure you bring a valid press card.

Film en photography

Film- and photo shoots are possible on request, mail to: Please keep the following in mind:

  • Photography with flash is not allowed; a tripod is only allowed with prior consultation;
  • Objects stay in place;
  • Film teams and photographers have to stick to the museum routing and are not allowed to go behind restricted areas;
  • Large bags and backpacks are not allowed in the museum. You can use the lockers;
  • Due to covid, wearing a face mask is mandatory.


Press releases

Below you find our latest press releases with images. Highres images are downloadable and free of rights, in case the museum name and context are mentioned.

Marieke van Bommel

Marieke van Bommel appointed managing director of the National Museum of World Cultures and the Rotterdam Wereldmuseum


Fleeing the Dark: An intervention by Issam Kourbaj

Wandprint Cadeau, hoezo? ontworpen door Maison the Faux

Gifts Unwrapped! Experience the Art of Giving

Hamid Sardar

New expo | Healing Power

NMVW Kleur

NMVW and VU start research project on colonial collections.

Sieraden Poputan

NMVW: report is important step


Bali - Behind The Scenes


Dutch National Museum of World Cultures (NMVW) announces principles claims colonial collections

Verlangen naar Mekka

Tropenmuseum reveals the magnetism of Mecca