Studying the arts of the Netherlands

Arts of the Netherlands is a two-year MA programme that focuses on the artistic tradition of the Netherlands, from circa 1400-1900, which comprises the fields of early Netherlandish art, Dutch and Flemish art of the Golden Age, and modern art from the 19th and early 20th Centuries.

During the period covered by Arts of the Netherlands, the arts flourished in cities such as Bruges, Ghent, Antwerp, Haarlem, Delft and Amsterdam, while the Netherlandish tradition was shaped by world-renowned artists such as Jan van Eyck and Rogier van der Weyden, Jheronimus Bosch and Pieter Bruegel, Hals, Rembrandt and Vermeer, and Vincent van Gogh and Piet Mondrian.

The programme combines a historical and object-oriented perspective that gears students toward cutting-edge insights and a research-driven approach, and is taught by leading experts from the University of Amsterdam, the Rijksmuseum and other participating museums and institutions. Arts of the Netherlands is committed to the integrated study of various media and forms of artistic expression, such as painting, prints, drawings, sculpture and architecture, and will facilitate the opportunity to engage in more specialised fields of study in the applied and decorative arts.

Arts of the Netherlands is targeted toward students of the history of art and architecture who are aspiring to a museum or academic career – as curator, researcher or professor – or to a comparable position in a cultural or heritage institution, and provides a solid foundation for advanced graduate research in a PhD programme.

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