The Van Gogh Museum conducts extensive research into Vincent van Gogh and 19th-century art. In several cases, (long-term) cooperative partnerships were established for this purpose with scientific institutions such as the Netherlands Institute for Art History (RKD) and various universities. Research is also carried out in preparation for exhibitions. A complete overview of this can be found on the website of the European Society for Nineteenth-century Art. The most comprehensive research projects are discussed below.
The Van Gogh Museum houses an important collection of prints from the fin de siècle (1890 to 1905) including works by Gauguin, Toulouse-Lautrec and Steinlen. In 2010 a research began aimed at making this collection better known to a wide audience.
The Van Gogh Museum manages The Mesdag Collection in The Hague. This study will examine and compare the different roles of the man after whom the museum is named.
Recently, the importance of computational science and engineering has been recognized. Due to these developments, the Van Gogh Museum established the so-called Thread Count Analysis in 2007.
This research and publication focusses on the important role of the Thannhauser Gallery for the promotion and distribution of works by Vincent van Gogh.