Also known as Istituto Universitario Olandese di Storia dell’Arte.
The Dutch University Institute for Art History in Florence, founded in 1958, forms part of Utrecht University and is administered by a group of six universities. The Institute promotes research on Italian art, on Dutch and Flemish art and artists in Italy and on the rich tradition of artistic exchange and mutual influence between Italy and the North. It provides scholars and students from the Netherlands and elsewhere with accommodation, research and publication opportunities and the use of its library. In addition the Institute publishes scholarly works and organizes lectures, conferences and exhibitions. The Institute has a number of guestrooms for fellows and other visitors. Students and scholars who need to come to Florence for research may apply for admission. Each year, a selection committee assigns grants to graduate students and post-graduate scholars, which allow them to carry out research in Florence for varying lengths of time.
The Netherlands Institute (NIKI) is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2008. The event has been seized on by the Royal Netherlands Embassy in Rome to launch, in collaboration with the NIKI and an assortment of Florentine partners, a Dutch cultural program in Florence under the name Hollandiamo.