The Vereniging Rembrandt (Rembrandt Association) is an independent membership-based organization that supports art acquisitions for Dutch museum collections great and small, and with large and small gifts, too. It was founded in 1883 by a small number of art lovers who wanted to help save important works of art for the Netherlands. Today, the Vereniging Rembrandt has over 17.500 members, both domestic and abroad, and has helped acquire well-over two thousand works of art for over 125 museums. Among these acquisitions are true icons of art, such as Johannes Vermeer's "Milkmaid" in the Rijksmuseum, Rembrandt's Self-portrait in the Mauritshuis, and Henri Matisse's perhaps finest paper cut-out: "La perruche et la sirène" in Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam.
"If I were rich, I would have been an art patron. By being a member of the Vereniging Rembrandt, I feel like I kind of am." - Anonymous (member survey, 2017)