The NIKI organises and facilitates courses of the participating universities and offers its own courses for students and researchers. We strive for optimal alignment with the curricula of the participating universities.

The NIKI occupies a special position within Dutch academics by offering location-based courses. Lectures are alternated with excursions and visits to other academic institutions. Our courses are usually linked to new research by our academic staff.



The NIKI provides courses at bachelor’s and master’s level. These are primarily aimed at art history students of the participating universities.

Students are advised to check with their own faculty whether the credits obtained can be used within their own curriculum. Students are also advised to check with their own university whether there are possibilities for scholarships for participation in the course.

Botticelli course 2022

Early 2022, dr. Gert Jan van der Sman will teach a new course on the renaissance artist Sandro Botticelli (1445-1510) in which his art production will be put in interdisciplinary perspectives to consider the links between art, history, and humanism.

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NIKI/OSK Winterschool 2022

In January 2022, the NIKI and the Onderzoekschool Kunstgeschiedenis (OSK) host the annual OSK Winterschool for Researchmaster and PhD students enrolled in one of the Dutch university programs.

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The art of Renaissance in Florence and Rome Summer Course for International Students Period: 05 July 2021 – 16 July 2021 (2 weeks) Florence, originally

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The NIKI offers internships in current research projects. The following internships are currently available:

We can mediate in finding an internship at other (scientific) institutions in Florence and the surrounding area. Also, it is possible to do a tailor-made research internship under the supervision of our scientific staff.