The Jewish Virtual Museum is founded by a private collector who has been collecting Judaica for 40 years.
In particular, he focused on paintings, watercolors and lithographs. He also has an extensive collection of Jewish coins and antique Jewish documents, which will also be added and displayed in the Jewish Virtual Museum in the future.
The motivation to start this collection was to save Judaica, which he could buy for quarters and guilders at Waterlooplein. He also visited many auctions and is currently active on digital auctions. His family says he is a addicted to collecting art and preserving this important part of Jewish and Dutch history.