Academic Calendar 2017-2018

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.



  • 1 October
    Eveline Sint Nicolaas over de deelbaarheid van het erfgoed van de Bijlmerramp in stad en land. Stadsgevoel #3: Dingen die doen denken aan de Bijlmerramp. Bijlmerplein 393.

  • 8-9 October
    Symposium Masters of Mobility. Cultural Exchange between the Netherlands and Germany in the long 17th Century.

  • 13 October
    Pavilion. Performance by Luisa Ungar and Milena Bonilla (CO/NL). Performative lecture tackling the legacy of the Internationale Koloniale en Uitvoerhandel Tentoonstelling (“The International Colonial and Export Exhibition”) that took place on Amsterdam Museumplein and at the Rijksmuseum in 1883. Blending archival material and fiction, the artists will follow the specters of colonial spectacles and guide the audience through the various scenarios of the fair on the sites of its appearance. The performance forms a part of the series Heterotropics, curated by Sara Giannini in collaboration with TAAK. Rijksmuseum Ateliergebouw (rooms B &C) & Museumplein, 14:30-18:00. Free entrance | Limited seating. RSVP:

  • 20-21 October
    Lecture by Eveline Sint Nicolaas: Searching for Stories. The preparations of the exhibition on Slavery in 2020. Seminar Histórias Afro-Atlânticas, Musea de Arte de São Paolo (MASP).


  • 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.



  • 25-26 January
    Lecture: Lieke van Deinsen and Jan de Hond, ‘The Sword and the Album. Johan van Oldebarneveldt (1547-1619) and his Tragic Death as Cultural Icons in the early modern Dutch Republic'. Congress ‘The Icon as Cultural Model: Past, Present and Future’, Amsterdam.