Utrecht Summer School 2023: The Art of Renaissance in Florence and Rome

Florence, originally founded by the Romans, was governed by the Medici family for centuries. Most of them had a passionate interest in painting, sculpture, architecture, and literature. Still Florence keeps an exceptional artistic heritage, which is marvelous evidence of its aged culture. This course offers students the opportunity to study the works of art from the Renaissance period, while staying in Florence.

Unique acquisition for the NIKI library

In the Spring of 1863, Pierre Cuypers (1827-1921) – the Dutch architect most famous for designing the Rijksmuseum and the Central Station in Amsterdam – made a journey through Italy. Recently, the NIKI acquired a sketchbook that Cuypers kept during his travels.

Lecture by Reinier Baarsen PhD, June 17th, 2022

On Friday, June 17th, Reinier Baarsen Ph.D., professor of history of the decorative arts before 1800 at Leiden University, will give an evening lecture at the NIKI titled ‘Process. European design drawings from the Rijksmuseum 1500-1900’.