The Rijksmuseum operates a research Fellowship Programme for outstanding candidates working on the art and history of the Low Countries whose principal concern is object-based research.
Applications for the 2017-2018 Rijksmuseum Fellowship Programme have now closed. This webpage will be updated with information on next year’s programme by December 2017. To stay informed about the Fellowship Programme and other activities, please register for the Academic Newsletter.
The aim of the programme is to train a new generation of museum professionals: inquisitive object-based specialists who will further develop understanding of art and history for the future. The focus of research should relate to the Rijksmuseum’s collection, and may encompass any of its varied holdings, including Netherlandish paintings, sculpture, decorative arts, prints, drawings, photography and historical artefacts. The purpose of the programme is to enable applicants to base part of their research at the Rijksmuseum, to strengthen the bonds between the universities and the Rijksmuseum, and to encourage the understanding of Netherlandish art and history. The programme offers students and academic scholars access to the museum’s collections, library, conservation laboratories and curatorial expertise.
The Haga Huis, administered by the Andla Fund, provides residential accommodation for a limited number of scholars taking part in the Rijksmuseum Research Fellowship Programme. The Andla Fund extends this facility as part of its statutory mission to support and contribute to art and science. The Haga House is located on Reinier Vinkeleskade, within walking distance of the Rijksmuseum, and can offer Fellows housing for the duration of their Fellowship.
For questions concerning the application procedure, please contact:
Coordinator Fellowship Programme