The Rijksmuseum Bulletin is the English language academic journal of the Rijksmuseum, published quarterly.

The Rijksmuseum Bulletin 2015/2


Boudewijn Bakker, ‘The Amsterdam Paradise by Herri met de Bles and the Fountain of Life’

Marijn Schapelhouman, ‘Short Notice. An Acquisition Rediscovered: The Sacrament of Marriage, a Drawing by Hans Bol’

Maria Holtrop, ‘A Slave Shackle with a Story’

In Memoriam: Jacqueline de Raad (18 May 1961 - 19 March 2015)

Jenny Reynaerts, Huigen Leeflang, Marijn Schapelhouman, Jeroen Luyckx, Mei Jet Broers and Harm Stevens, Acquisitions, History and Print Room

Available in the webshop.

About The Rijksmuseum Bulletin

The Rijksmuseum Bulletin is a quarterly, peer-reviewed journal presenting scholarly articles that contribute to historical and art-historical research into the Rijksmuseum collections to an international audience of curators, scholars, students, art professionals and enthusiasts.

Scientific research into objects and works of art by museum experts is often published in The Rijksmuseum Bulletin. However, authors from outside the museum are most welcome to contribute.

The Rijksmuseum Bulletin is published by the Rijksmuseum Publications Department.
Editorial Board: Rachel Esner, Jos Gommans, Cornelia Homburg, Danielle Kisluk-Grosheide, Volker Manuth, Nadine Orenstein, Maarten Prak, William W. Robinson, Niek van Sas, Arthur K. Wheelock
Editors: Jan van Campen, Jan de Hond, Jenny Reynaerts, Marijn Schapelhouman

The Rijksmuseum Bulletin available in JSTOR

The Rijksmuseum has worked with JSTOR, a not-for-profit online digital archive, to provide access to the complete back runs of the Bulletin van het Rijksmuseum (in Dutch with English summary, from 1953 to 2008) and The Rijksmuseum Bulletin (in English, from 2009 to all but the two most recent volumes) and preserve them in a long-term archive. Users may search, browse, view, and print full-text PDF versions of the articles. The journals are available as part of JSTOR’s Arts & Sciences VIII Collection. Information regarding JSTOR is available at

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Volume 62, 2014 (4 issues)

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