Collection draughtsman Peter van Straaten to museum Allard Pierson

Some 12,000 drawings, bird diaries and comic pages by the artist Peter van Straaten (1935-2016) will come into the hands of the Allard Pierson, the museum and knowledge institute for the heritage collections of the University of Amsterdam. This is a donation from his family and several cultural funds.

The Allard Pierson has planned a retrospective exhibition of the artist and cartoonist for the end of next year. His political drawings were previously housed in the Press Museum, and his literary drawings came into the possession of The Hague’s Literature Museum.