We are keen to make our expertise in the field of art history available to external organisations. The following list offers an indication of the way Art History researchers have shared their knowledge in recent years:
Exhibitions, Museums & Cultural Heritage
- Victor M. Schmidt was part of the scientific committee of the exhibition of the early Dutch painter Johan Maelwael in the Rijksmuseum. He also contributed an essay and entries to the catalogue.
- Peter Hecht is currently organising an exhibition Als kunst je lief is in the Kröller Müller Museum presenting some 80 works of art, from a 3500 BC Egyptian sculpture for the Allard Pierson Museum in Amsterdam to a painting by Neo-Rauch for Zwolle, and from a sculpture by Adriaen de Vries for the Rijksmuseum to a Copier decanter for the Glass Museum in Leerdam. The exhibition will open in September 2018.
- Linda Boersma contributed to the exhibitions Kazimir Malevich and the Russian avant-garde and Kazimir Malevich – De jaren van de figuratie. She wrote the catalogue texts as well, and conducted lectures as part of the public programme.
- Eva Troelenberg contributed to the Between China and Europe exhibition on cultural exchange between China and Europe during the Enlightenment period.
Barbarians & Philosophers
- Thijs Weststeijn was chief curator of the exhibition on images of China Barbaren en Wijsgeren: Het Beeld van China in de Gouden Eeuw, in the Frans Hals Museum.
- Chris Stolwijk contributed to the exhibition Nederlanders in Parijs, Van Gogh Museum.
- In the context of the ARTECHNE Project, Sven Dupré collaborates with the V&A, the Rijksmuseum and DIVA, the new museum for diamonds, jewelry and silversmithing in Antwerp. The ARTECHNE-team is also involved in the preparation of an exhibition (2019-2020) in Mechelen.
- In the context of the Art DATIS Project, Sven Dupré and Marieke Hendriksen collaborate with specialised glass museums in the USA and Germany: Corning Museum of Glass & Glasmuseum Hentrich, Düsseldorf.
Cultural Heritage & Conservation
Structural collaboration exists with the Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands (RCE), which funds the position of Eloy Koldeweij in applied arts and interior decoration; the municipality of Amsterdam co-funds the position of Pieter Vlaardingerbroek in architectural heritage.
Jeroen Stumpel’s and Sven Dupré’s work with the Ateliergebouw, where the Rijksmuseum, the RCE and the University of Amsterdam combine their knowledge in the field of restoration of art objects.
Media and Public Lectures
- Our Art History researchers regularly give public lectures in Dutch museums, among which the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Van Gogh Museum, Frans Hals Museum and Hermitage Amsterdam.
- Some online examples (in Dutch): restoration and digitisation of the Rijmbijbel van Maerlant of Martine Meuwese; an interview with Patrick van Rossem about modern art.
- Michael Kwakkelstein was interviewed (in Dutch) by EenVandaag, RTL Late Night, AVRO Kunstuur about the first major exhibition in the Netherlands of Da Vinci's original drawings.
Sven Dupré opens KunstKennis lecture series (in Dutch)
Our researchers participate in various committees and advisory boards, among which the Mondriaan Fund, the Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds, Museum Flehite, the European Architectural Historian Network, the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW), the Association of Research Institutes in the History of Art, the Koninklijk Oudheidkundig Genootschap, the NIAS-Lorentz Program and the NICAS Scientific Working Group.