Academic Calendar 2018

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


  • 9-20 July
    Summer School: Museum Objects as Evidence: Approaches to the Material World.
    The Rijksmuseum, the University of Amsterdam and the Bard Graduate Center, will collaborate in offering a Summer School with an interdisciplinary focus on object-based research within a museum setting.
  • 11 July
    Looking Through Paintings. Lecture by Erma Hermens and Robert Erdmann. In this joint lecture, a data scientist and a technical art historian join forces to get under the skin of the artists to understand how they were combining hand and mind to create those unique depictions we all marvel over. Join us on this fascinating journey into the artists’ intention and its material expression.



  • 4 - 5 October
    The international network of art libraries will come together to hold its biannual conference, this year at the Rijksmuseum.


  • 8 - 9 November
    International symposium on the history of conservation of paintings by the Dutch 17th-century master, Rembrandt van Rijn.