There are still a few places available in the bi-annual summer course, jointly organized Amsterdam-Maastricht Summer University, the RKD and the Rijksmuseum.
This year, from 14 to 25 August the focus will be on 15th and 16th-century Netherlandish art. The course will partly overlap with another course, organized by AMSU: The impact of oil: historical painting techniques in early Netherlandish painting.
From the course website, 8 February 2011
Participants will gain knowledge on how to use the research facilities available in The Netherlands and will visit the most important collections and monuments of Netherlandish art under the expert guidance of museum curators and other specialists.
A series of lectures, presentations and excursions with prominent scholars and museum professionals will provide a comprehensive overview of current Dutch research projects and methodologies. Special attention will be given to combining art-historical research and the technical examination of works of art. A number of the sessions have been designed to encourage discussion between the speakers and the course participants. There will be ample opportunity for discussion in front of the original works of art. Moreover, the participants are offered the possibility to build up a network of contacts with scholars and curators in The Netherlands.