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Summer School 2024 – Museum Objects as Evidence: Challenging the Narrative

Rijksmuseum & Bard Graduate Center

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Summer school
Closing date
2 February 2024
Posted on
29 November 2023

During the summer of 2024, the Rijksmuseum (Amsterdam) and Bard Graduate Center (New York) will co-facilitate the Summer School. A unique international program open to sixteen participants and devoted to object-based research within a museum setting. The program offers emerging scholars in the humanities the opportunity to connect, learn and develop.

When: 8 to 19 July 2024
Where: Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Focus: Object-focused case studies
Language: English
Open to: MA students, PHD candidates, emerging professionals (3-5 years’ experience in a university or museum setting)

About the Program

Over the course of two weeks, participants will work closely with an interdisciplinary team from the Rijksmuseum and Bard Graduate Center. Experts in the object-oriented fields of study will provide participants with an exclusive and in-depth look at the technical, analytic, and interpretive practices that take place behind the scenes, in the conservation studios, science laboratories, and curatorial departments. By focusing on how material objects provide primary evidence for historical research, this collaborative course introduces multiple techniques and perspectives for extracting the types of information museum objects generate and unraveling the many stories they can tell.

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted through the online application system by 2 February 2024.

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