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Events Calendar November 2017
November 23 till 25
November 27
November 27 till 29
November 28 till 30
November 29
November 29
November 29 and 30
November 29 till December 1
Events Calendar December 2017
December 1 and 2
December 1
December 1
December 7 and 8
December 7 till 9
December 7
December 7
December 8
December 8
December 8
December 11
December 11
December 11 and 12
December 12
December 13 and 14
December 14
December 14
December 15
December 21
Events Calendar January 2018
January 25 and 26
January 26
January 26
Events Calendar February 2018
February 22
Events Calendar March 2018
March 9
March 15 till 17
Events Calendar May 2018
May 15 and 16
Events Calendar June 2018
June 1
Events Calendar July 2018
July 2 till 6

Welcome to the official website of the Dutch Postgraduate School for Art History (known as OSK)!



If you are a Research Master’s student or PhD candidate in an art or architecture related discipline and would like to stay informed of the OSK’s activities through our monthly newsletter - fill in the online form.




OSK Research MA course program 2017-2018:

(detailed information is available on our website: see Courses (Onderwijs) –> Research Master)


November 2017: OSK/KNIR course in Rome: ‘Arte Povera / Opera Aperta:

the (inter)nationality of the Italian art scene in the 60s and 70s’ (prof. dr. Christa-Maria Lerm-Hayes & dr. Arnold Witte) – 6 EC – Deadline for application: September 17th, 2017


January 2018: OSK/NIKI Winter School in Florence: The Art of Memorials. Pictures of the Past, Implications for the Present (dr. Jan de Jong & prof. dr. Gert Jan vander Sman) – 6 EC – Deadline for application: October 1, 2017


April 2018: OSK course Materials & Materiality in Art History (prof. dr. Sven Dupré & prof. dr. Ann-SophieLehmann) – 6 EC. Deadline for application: December 17th, 2017


May 2018: OSK/RU course Materials & Techniques in Early Netherlandish Painting (prof. dr. Ron Spronk, QueensUniversity/Radboud University) – 5 EC


May/June 2018OSK/Van Gogh Museum Visiting Fellow in the History of 19th Century Art – 6 EC. 

Deadline for application: December 17th, 2017


June 2018: OSK/Stedelijk Museum/RKD visiting fellow in Modern and Contemporary Art: Walter Grasskamp – 6 EC


June 2018: OSK Summer School ‘Why we still collect for our public collections’, i.s.m. Vereniging Rembrandt (em. prof. dr. Peter Hecht, Fellow Vereniging Rembrandt) – 6 EC.


July 2018: OSK Summer School ‘Historic House Museums’ (prof. dr. Koen Ottenheym, UU) – 6 EC.


Throughout the year: individual tutorials, symposia and workshops


The OSK is a national organization, founded in 1995, which connects several important institutes in the field of art and architectural historical research in the Netherlands. These institutes comprise the departments of art history and architectural history of eight Dutch universities:


Delft University of Technology

Leiden University

Open Universiteit

Radboud University Nijmegen

University of Groningen

University of Amsterdam

Utrecht University

VU University of Amsterdam


They are joined by seven important sister institutes:


The New Institute, Rotterdam

Netherlands Institute for Art History (RKD), The Hague
Rijksdienst voor het Cultureel Erfgoed (National Association for Cultural Heritage)

Mauritshuis, The Hague

Rijksmuseum Amsterdam

Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam

Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam


In cooperation with these institutes, the OSK aims to maintain and support a high level of specialized research in the field of art history by offering education and regularly organizing meetings for her members. The education program is directed towards research master students and PhD students working on a doctoral thesis. Tailored courses are offered each year to cater to the needs of both groups, in order to help them improve their skills as (future) researchers. Apart from the education program, six different sections are active within the OSK, who each focus on a specific field within art historical research: Architecture and Urban Planning; Fine Arts until 1850; Historic Interior and Decorative Arts; Italian Art studies; Modern and Contemporary Art; Workshop Practice and History of Art Production. Each section organizes its own meetings and events to advance innovation and collaboration in research.  


You will find more information on the activities and various organs of the OSK on this website. For further questions, please turn to the OSK coordinator:


Annelien Krul MA | Coordinator | Dutch postgraduate School for Art History |  www.onderzoekschoolkunstgeschiedenis.nl | Office address: Drift 15 | Room 0.02 | Postal address: Drift 6,  3512 BS, Utrecht (NL) | T. +31 (0) 30 253 3903 | E: info@onderzoekschoolkunstgeschiedenis.nl


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