Academic Calendar 2018

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


  • 25 January
    Lecture by Anna Slaczka: How to make a ‘Cōḻa bronze’? Theory and practice of bronze casting in South India and the Rijksmuseum research on Asian bronzes. VVIK-lezing, Leiden Institute for Area Studies, Universiteit Leiden
  • 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.


  • 20 March
    Book presentation: The Unseen World. India and the Netherlands from 1550.
    The Board of Directors of the Rijksmuseum requests the honour of your presence at the book presentation of The Unseen World. India and the Netherlands from 1550 by Jos Gommans (Professor of Colonial and Global History at Leiden University) in the Rijksmuseum Auditorium.
  • 22 March
    Lecture by Anna Ślączka (invited speaker): 'The Challenges and Opportunities of Exhibiting Asian Art in the 21st Century: A View from the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam', History of Art Department, University of Michigan, Ann Arbour



  • 23-24-25 May
    Conference on Modern Oil Paints. This conference will address conservation challenges particularly associated with twentieth- and twenty-first-century oil paintings. These challenges are distinct from those found in paintings from previous centuries.
  • 30 May
    In het seminar Kunst en Fiscaliteit in internationaal perspectief wordt besproken op welke manieren particulieren nationaal en internationaal fiscaal gunstig kunnen bijdragen aan de collectie van een museum.




  • 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.