Kennis & Publicaties

Knowledge & Publications

Researchers and curators at the RKD frequently write, tell and publish about the research conducted in response to our collection

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STORIES & Publications

Narratives of the RKD

Short RKD Stories and extensive RKD Publications present the results of acadamic research at the RKD

RKD Study Frans Hals and his workshop – part 1

The first part of the RKD Study about Frans Hals, written by Prof. Dr. Claus Grimm is now available online.
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Frans Hals

Painting in the collection of King Charles II identified

RKD Story
The story of an exceptional painting by master Matthias Withoos: 'Forest Still Life with an Otter and two Fish'.
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Bosstilleven met visotter en twee vissen door Matthias Withoos

RKD Study on the Art & Project/Depot VBVR collection

RKD Study devoted to the Amsterdam gallery Art & Project (1968-2001).
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Oud Holland

Oud Holland

Art historical journal

The oldest surviving art-historical journal in the world is a Dutch periodical. From 1883 until now Oud Holland publishes scholarly articles about important archival finds and major art-historical discoveries.



Women collectors

This series of the RKD podcast about women collectors in art between 1780 and 1980 was created in collaboration with Caspar Stalenhoef 

RKD podcast: Lucretia Johanna van Winter

Shannon van Essen talks about the Amsterdam collector Lucretia Johanna van Winter (1785-1845).
Lucretia Johanna van Winter

RKD podcast: Margaretha Cornelia Boellaard

Anne Linde Ruiter talks about the Utrecht artist and collector Margaretha Cornelia Boellaard (1795-1872).

RKD podcast: Betsy Westendorp-Osieck

Martine Bontjes talks about the artist and collector Betsy Westendorp-Osieck (1880-1968).
Betsy Westendorp-Osieck



Art historical research results in fine books and the RKD frequently initiates publications. From walking route to sources series: view and buy the books to which RKD employees have contributed

Van Gogh

Van Gogh - All works in the Kröller-Müller Museum

This is the first book in which the Kröller-Müller's entire collection of Van Gogh paintings and drawings has been reproduced and described.

Mondrian and Photography. Picturing the Artist and His Work

A visual - and at times moving - reference work, in which the reader enters the world of Piet Mondrian.

Kees van Dongen. De weg naar succes

This book presents highlights and key pieces from Van Dongen's oeuvre: a total of 75 paintings and 30 drawings.


Watch short films

Mondrian’s horoscope


Piet Mondrian (1872-1944) was one of the leading pioneers of abstract art in the twentieth century.


Portrait photographs and family albums


The RKD has a large collection of original portrait photographs from the period 1840-1920, including a unique collection of cartes de visite and splendid family albums.