The Institut Van Gogh
The Institute has been in existence since 1987, under the Presidency of Dominique-Charles Janssens, and has existed for the sole purpose of preserving and paying tribute to the memory, soul and spirit of Van Gogh. This cultural activity is directed by the President in the Institute's home in Auvers-sur-Oise, in the artist's last dwelling place, the Ravoux Inn, known as 'The House of Van Gogh'.
Today, the Instiute;s main objective is to fulfil Van Gogh's vow when in a letter to his brotherTheo on 10 June 1890 he wrote "Some day or other I believe I shall find a way of having an exhibition of my own in a café."
That is the goal towards which we strive: we intend that "some day or other" one of the Auvers paintings will return to the very room in the Inn where it was laid down to dry. At 7 square meters of exhibition space, the House of Van Gogh will then be the smallest museum in the world and the room from which you can not see out will at last become a 'room with a view', looking out onto a landscape of Auvers.
Our goal is certainly ambitious, but the entire team at the Van Gogh Institute is determined to follow Van Gogh's dream all the way to its realization. We are getting closer to the goal with every day that passes.
For further information about this project go to our website at www.vangoghsdream.org