Academic Calendar 2017

If not otherwise specified, events will take place in the Rijksmuseum.



  • 13-22 August
    From 13 to 22 August 2017 the Rijksmuseum and the RKD – Netherlands Institute for Art History organise a Summer School which offers a unique, in-depth immersion into 17th-century Netherlandish art and history. The 2017 edition of the Summer School is themed around ‘Dutch art in an international

  • 18 August
    Public Lecture Dutch Art: Rembrandt and Vermeer loved worldwide. Emilie Gordenker, Director of the Mauritshuis, will offer an international perspective on recent developments in museums that collect and display Dutch art.

  • 24-26 August
    Lecture by Rosina Herrara Garrido: "Photographic Collections at Risk: Prevention and Disaster Recovery Guidelines". Workshop by Rosina Herrara Garrido on "Photographs after a disaster: assessment, decision making and treatment priorities". Conference Emergency Salvage of Photography Materials, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts in Taichung, Taiwan.

  • 26 August
    Lecture by Martine Gosselink on the exhibition policy of the Rijksmuseum. Historicidagen 2017 – Geschiedenis Nu! 24-26 augustus 2017 Utrecht.




  • 6-7 November
    Symposium Museum Guides Now!. This two-day symposium will centre on the museum guide’s profession and the professionalization of their work in art and history museums.

  • 15-17 November
    Symposium Jewellery Matters – Context and Material Research. This symposium is organized on the occasion of the publication Jewellery Matters. In this richly illustrated book, art historian and design expert Marjan Unger offers a theoretical and multidisciplinary framework for the study of jewellery.

  • 22 November
    Lecture by Marije Jansen, 'Modern Japan – Japanese prints from the Elise Wessels collection', International House of Japan, Tokyo, Japan.