Museum Rob Scholte, Den Helder
Rob Scholte is an image maker. He organizes and places images - from the mass media, from his own extensive archive - in a new context, with which he gives those images a new meaning. In his works one often finds contradictions that are 'overcome' in their new context. His meticulously painted works are usually produced by assistants and signed by himself. With this he follows a 17th-century method of working.
In 2013 a museum dedicated to him was opened with limited resources in the former Main Post Office in Den Helder, a design by architect Jo Kruger from 1967. The museum was initially regarded as an asset to Den Helder, but after a few years the municipality demanded the building back to sell it. In October 2017, the judge ruled in summary proceedings that the museum could continue to exist for the time being. In April 2018, however, the museum was evicted following a decision on appeal