ARTIS receives a compliment for bringing to live monuments

Published on Monday, August 22News

On 6 September, ARTIS will receive the Restoration Fund-compliment for its positive and unwavering commitment to bringing to live and preserving the many monuments in the Netherlands’ oldest zoo. With this compliment, the National Restoration Fund expresses its appreciation for the intensive care that ARTIS director Rembrandt Sutorius and his team devote to the 27 monuments.

In recent years, ARTIS has worked hard on the restoration of the Monkey House and Bird House and on the ‘Ledenlokalen’, including the unique Micropia museum. Most recent is the sustainable restoration of the Groote Museum. This oldest museum building in Amsterdam on Plantage Middenlaan, dating from 1855, was reopened to the public by Queen Máxima in May of this year after being closed for 75 years.

The National Restoration Fund awards the compliment every year to people or organizations with initiative that make an impactful contribution to the preservation of monuments. ARTIS and the Restoration Fund have been working together for many years to make and keep monuments in the park alive and kicking. ARTIS is currently working on the restoration and sustainability of the Aquarium.

ARTIS, Plantage Kerklaan 38-40