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Museum Objects as Evidence

In this summer programme you will examine objects from a range of disciplinary perspectives and approaches, consider the types of information they generate and unravel the stories they can tell. Experts in the field will provide you with an exclusive and in-depth look behind the scenes in the conservation studios, science laboratories and museum departments.

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Museum Objects as Evidence: An Interdisciplinary Approach

From 27 July till 7 August 2020, the Rijksmuseum, the University of Amsterdam, and Bard Graduate Center will offer an interdisciplinary Summer School devoted to object-based research within a museum setting. Experts in the field will provide participants with an exclusive and in-depth look at the technical, analytic, and interpretive work going on behind the scenes in the conservation studios, science laboratories, and curatorial departments. By focusing on how material objects provide primary evidence for historical research, this collaborative course introduces multiple techniques and perspectives for extracting the types of information museum objects generate, and unraveling the many stories they can tell.

Key data

Programme dates: 27 July - 7 August 2020
Housing dates: 26 July - 7 August 2020
Academic director: Prof. dr. Erma Hermens 
Application deadline: 1 March 2020


 

Rijksmuseum Amsterdam
Rijksmuseum Amsterdam
Museum Objects as Evidence
Degree programme Certificate
Mode Short-term
Credits ECTS, 2 weeks
Language of instruction English
Starts in July