Museum de Fundatie in Zwolle wants to convey a passion for visual arts to a broad audience. The international collection of The Fundatie comprises ancient, modern and contemporary art, applied art, crafts (glass, ceramics and furniture, in particular from the 17th, 19th and pre-war 20th centuries), non-western art, and a small collection of ethnographic pieces. The collection features renowned artists such as Franz Marc, Antonio Canova, William Turner and Isaac Israëls.
The museum is compiled of two locations: the palace at the Blijmarkt in Zwolle and the castle Het Nijenhuis in Heino/Wijhe, the second of which is a completely different setting, but at least as beautiful as the location in Zwolle. Apart from the museum’s permanent collection and exhibition spaces, the castle has a large sculpture garden with room for almost 100 modern sculptures from celebrated national and international artists.