New Summer Institute for Netherlandish Art in Boston

The Center for Netherlandish Art at Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts is teaming up with the Rijksmuseum, RKD—Netherlands Institute for Art History, and Harvard Art Museums to organize a unique two-week program for students and emerging professionals in the field of Dutch and Flemish art. Participants will get to conduct research and meet experts on both sides of the Atlantic. Applications are now open, through February 5, 2023. The program is supported by the Kingdom of the Netherlands Fund for Dutch Scholars and runs from 28 July to 11 August, 2023.

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 enhanced collaborative and interdisciplinary outlook to increase the public 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.

Application

The program is open to 16 participants and offered at a subsidized fee of €1,250 (including VAT) per person.
Applications have to be submitted by February 5, 2023.  Application materials include:

General information about yourself
Responses to five prompts (200–300 words each)
Resume (in PDF form, no more than three pages)
One confidential recommendation (submitted through an online portal)