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Call for Applicants: Summer Institute for Netherlandish Art

From 28 July to 11 August 2023, the Rijksmuseum, RKD – Netherlands Institute for Art History, Center for Netherlandish Art (CNA) at MFA Boston, and Harvard Art Museums will co-facilitate the Summer Institute for Netherlandish Art, a unique international program open to sixteen participants.

About the Program

Over two weeks in and around Amsterdam and Boston, participants will closely interact with an interdisciplinary team of researchers, curators, conservators, educators and scientists from the four organizing institutions. Participants will emerge from the Summer Institute with enhanced tools and perspectives for conducting innovative object-based research, and for using their expertise and enriched collaborative and interdisciplinary outlook to increase the public’s appreciation for Dutch and Flemish art. They will be able to safeguard existing knowledge and share it in new, engaging ways that meet the needs of contemporary audiences. Important components include but are not limited to gallery visits, hands-on sessions in conservation studios, panel discussions, creative art making and other activities that build a lasting international network among peers and established experts.

The focus of this year’s Summer Institute is Netherlandish Art of the “Long 17th Century” (about 1560–1800). The program is open to MA students, PhD candidates, and emerging professionals with fewer than five years of experience working in either a university or museum setting. Candidates of all nationalities with a background in art history or related field within the humanities, as well as conservation and conservation science are invited to apply.

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted through the online application system by 5 February 2023. For all further information and application guidelines, please visit the program’s website.