Dates: 21-24 June 2022 (including two preparatory meetings in Leiden: 16 May and 15 June)
Venue: Lipsiusbuilding Cleveringaplaats 1, Leiden, Room 237
Open to: RMA students and PhD candidates, max. 12 participants.
Credits: 6 EC
Instruction language: English
Instructor: Prof. Stijn Bussels, Prof. Pieter ter Keurs & Hilbert Lootsma in collaboration with Vereniging Rembrandt
Coordination: OSK (email@example.com)
Registration: Via website and send a CV and short letter of motivation to firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration deadline: 15 March 2022
At the heart of every art museum is its collection. An essential part of the art curator’s job is to expand on this collection, to deepen and enliven it through new acquisitions. Opinions vary on how to best do this, especially in our times in which societal changes put new demands on what museums are for. What does this mean for the museums’ collecting policies? Through talks with curators and museum directors of leading art museums in the Netherlands you will learn about the importance of collecting for the public and the different ways they go about doing it. This course is organised in close collaboration with the Rembrandt Association, a membership-based organisation that helps museums in the Netherlands acquire, restore and research works of art.
- Meeting 1, Monday 16 May, 13h-16h (Lipsiusbuilding Cleveringaplaats 1, Leiden, Room 237): Pieter ter Keurs: Theoretical background: Collecting as a Universal Phenomenon: Towards a Theory of Collecting
- Meeting 2, Wednesday 15 June, 13h-16h
- (Lipsiusbuilding Cleveringaplaats 1, Leiden, Room 237): Holly O’Farrell: Collecting, Representation & Visibility: Women & minorities
Reading list: Ca. 2-3 articles/chapters per meeting. Specific titles will be provided a month before the first meeting.
More information will follow soon.