The collection comprises more than 5000 books, focused on Artists’ Colonies in Europe and given on loan to the ICEAC in order to be accessible as a library to researchers. The books can be searched digitally.

In the Library, the Artists’ Colonies are arranged according to country and movement, depending on their art or cultural-historical significance. Separate shelves are dedicated to the great innovators in art, such as Van Gogh, Kandinsky and Mondrian, as well as Klimt, Toorop and others.


Copy of the front cover of a letter from Piet Mondrian to Mies Elout-Drabbe, written in 1912 in Paris, discovered in 1990 in the KB (Royal Library) in The Hague.
Copy of the front cover of a letter from Piet Mondrian to Mies Elout-Drabbe, written in 1912 in Paris, discovered in 1990 in the KB (Royal Library) in The Hague.

The documentation collected during investigations (such as letters, birth certificates and articles, often in copies) is housed in filing cabinets, folders and boxes.


In addition to numerous photos and postcards of works of art, the LUMO collection (Coll. LF) includes many historical photos and postcards of Domburg, portrait photos of earlier artists and many contemporary photos of Artists’ Colonies in Europe and exhibitions organised there.

Postcards of works from the CFVV collection, which are available for loan. From left to right Ferdinand Hart Nibbrig, Maurice Góth, Kurt Schwitters and Jan Toorop.

Old postcards of Domburg from the collection of the LUMO Foundation.

Photos by Jan Toorop, Mies (Elout-) Drabbe, Piet Mondrian, Ada, Sárika and Maurice Góth, Coll. LF.

Photos around euroart Exhibitions in Arvika Sweden 2005, Dachau Germany 2005 and Klaipeda / Nidden Lithuania 2007 and Schwaan Germany 2018 Coll. LF.


In 2021, the LUMO Foundation acquired by donation the undated painting Landweggetje / Country Road by the Belgian artist Euphrosine Beernaert, the oil painting De Oostkerk / The Oost-church in Middelburg, in 1969 by Jac. Prince, and the triptych Bij de Duinen / Near the Dunes from 2000, by the Dutch-Hungarian artist Krisztián Horváth.

Bij de Duinen, Krisztián Horváth

In 2022 the LUMO Foundation acquired the following works by donation: by Frans van der Hagen Duin Oostkapelle  / Dune Oostkapelle, an oil painting from 2017, by Alisa Maslova Rond portret / Round portrait and Bloemstilleven / Flower still life, both oil paintings from 2018, by Piet van Wijngaerdt Landschap bij Heeze / Landscape near Heeze an undated oil painting, by Hans Heeren, Het onbewuste / The unconscious, an oil painting from 1977, by Kirill Datsouk the oil painting De Belvédère I from 2018, by Katherine Church, Moored Boat, an undated oil painting, by Lesser Ury, Hollandsche molen / Dutch windmill, an etching from 1919, by Josef Bayerl, Kirta Sonntag, an also undated oil painting and finally by Marijke Gussenhoven, Het Model / The Model, an acrylic portrait from 1999.

The LUMO Foundation acquired in 2023 the following works by donation: Armand Jamar, La Zélandaise/The Sealand Girl, 1911, oil on canvas, Paul Arntzenius, Landschap met korenschoven/Landscape with sheaves of wheat, 1949, oil on canvas, Camille Van Camp, L’Orée du sous-bois/The Edge of the Undergrowth, no date, oil on canvas, Fritz Moeller-Schlünz, Steilküste an der Ostsee/Cliff on the Baltic Sea, no date, oil on panel. 

An inventory list is being worked on and the Foundation’s collection is constantly being expanded.