Summer course provides in-depth introduction on newly re-opened Rijksmuseum and RKD

May 22 2013 - 9:33 AM

The Amsterdam-Maastricht Summer University presents ‘The New Rijksmuseum and the RKD: Presenting and Researching Seventeenth- Century Dutch Art and History’. In association with the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, the RKD (Netherlands Institute for Art History) and CODART (International council for curators of Dutch and Flemish art), The Hague, 1–6 September 2013.

The aim of this 6-day summer course is to give an in-depth introduction on the newly re-opened Rijksmuseum, the RKD (Rijksbureau voor Kunsthistorische Documentatie/Netherlands Institute for Art History), as well as on research facilities and tools.

A series of lectures, presentations, workshops and excursions with prominent scholars and museum professionals will provide a comprehensive overview of the latest developments in presenting Dutch art and history, research and exhibition projects, as well as methodologies. A number of the sessions have been designed to encourage interactive discussion between the speakers and the course participants. There will be ample opportunity for discussion in front of the original works of art. Moreover, the participants are offered the possibility to build up a network of contacts with scholars and curators in The Netherlands.

Target group

The course is primarily intended for young museum curators, PhD candidates and professional art historians specialising in 17th-century Dutch art. There will be a maximum of 25 participants. The ability to communicate in English is required.


Candidates will be selected on the basis of their 1) detailed curriculum vitae and 2) letter of motivation. The application deadline will be July 1, 2013. Due to the great demand for this course we suggest to apply as soon as possible.


650,00 euro, including lunches, excursions and local travel expenses in The Netherlands related to the programme activities.

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