The Museum Rijswijk is housed in an imposing mansion in the heart of old Rijswijk. The property dates from about 1790 in its present form. During the middle of the previous century the poet Hendrik Tollens (1780-1856) lived in the house. He was so famous that the house was named after him and to the present day Museum Rijswijk bears the nickname Het Tollenshuis (’The Tollens House’).Museum Rijswijk organizes about 10 temporary exhibitions annually. Highlights in the exhibition programming are the biannual exhibitions devoted to paper art (the Holland Paper Biennial), which gives an insight into the developments in the field of modern (inter)national paper art and textile art, the Rijswijk Textile Biennial.