The Curaçao Museum
The Curaçao Museum / Museo di Kòrsou
Van Leeuwenhoekstraat z/n
T (+5999) 462 38 73
Museum visiting hours
Tuesday – Friday: 8:30 AM – 4 :30PM
Saturday: 10 AM – 4 PM
Closed on Sundays and Mondays.
This unique museum, the oldest still running museum of Curaçao, is located in the old military hospital dating from 1853. The monumental building was given its new museum function by dr. Chris J.H. Engels and his father-in-law Rudolf F.W. Boskaljon. Together with the community of Curaçao, who helped raise 80.000 guilders for the acquisition of the inventory, The Curaçao Museum could officialy open its doors on March 7th, 1948. The museum collection is a combination of objects dating from the 18th to 21st century. Highlights are the various paintings by renowned local and international artists; Curaçao furniture of the 18th and 19th century; the cockpit of the SNIP, KLM’s first airplane to cross the ocean from The Netherlands to Curaçao; the traditional Curaçao kitchen; the Carillon dating from 1951; and a sculpture garden with statues by local artists as Yubi Kirindongo, Hortence Brouwn, Nel Simon, Philippe Zanolino, Vincent Pieter Semeyn Esser, Gabrielle de Saint Denis and others.
The collection of the Curaçao Museum also contains artworks by Suzanne Perlman, Jean Girigori, Nel Simon, J.M. Capricorne, Lucila Engels-Boskaljon, Enrique Olario and Miss Lee Hodge.
February 14 – March 18, 2014: Exploring the Past to Envisage the Future. Curated by Jennifer Smit.