PostNL issues the Rijksmuseum stamp sheet on the occasion of the reopening of the Rijksmuseum on 13 April 2013. The stamp sheet shows the details of 24 works of art, providing a picture of the vast collection of the Rijksmuseum, in time as well as in subject and technique.
The Rijksmuseum stamp sheet consists of 24 square details of works of art, divided into five rows. The design is based on the swipe technology of smartphones and tablets. This technology is also used on the new website of the Rijksmuseum; visitors to the site can swipe through the images on the display. The images on the stamp sheet are thematically ordered. The first row is on religion and ethics, the second on still life and nature, the third on movement and arrested movement, the fourth on simplicity and richness, and the fifth on men and children.
Below StampNews.com cites the designer of the stamp sheet Irma Boom: "This swipe culture has been my inspiration for the design; I wanted to create a contemporary stamp sheet in this way. There are no captions, but I hope that the stamps encourage people to discover the Rijksmuseum collection in the museum itself or on the website. There are so many special and beautiful works of art".