The Van Gogh Museum Academy is a platform for everyone with an interest in scholarly research on Van Gogh and the art of his time. If you'd like to stay informed, sign up for the newsletter.
The Van Gogh Museum is also the leading centre of Van Gogh research. Our researchers study Vincent’s life and work in considerable depth, collect documentation on all his paintings and drawings, and there is an extensive research library. The Van Gogh Museum shares the results of this work through exhibitions, publications and lectures. The Van Gogh Museum Academy is a platform for these scholarly activities in the field of Van Gogh studies.
The Van Gogh Museum newsletter keeps you informed about museum activities, current research projects and new initiatives. Would you like to keep up to date? If so, sign up for the Van Gogh Museum Academy newsletter.
Research project REVIGO: the results
As part of the NWO Science4Arts programme, the Van Gogh Museum has worked with several partners on a four-year study of the original colours in Van Gogh’s paintings and drawings. The REVIGO project, as it was called, has now been completed and the results of its analysis are remarkable.
Visiting Fellow 2017: the conclusions
This year’s Van Gogh Museum Visiting Fellow was professor Willa Silverman. During the one week seminar she explored several themes around the culture of print and the decorative arts. This lead to lively discussions and interesting exchanges with students and colleagues of the Van Gogh Museum.
Expert Meeting on prints
The Van Gogh Museum organized an expert meeting on 1 June on the subject of French fin-de-siècle prints as part of the programme around the exhibition Prints in Paris 1900. The international participants exchanged ideas on meaning, context and materials. You can find a report of this fruitful expert session here.
Symposium on Van Gogh's illness
14 and 15 September 2016 Van Gogh Museum Academy organised a symposium on Van Gogh’s illness, to coincide with the exhibition On the Verge of Insanity.
From what illness was he suffering? Is it possible to reach an all-embracing diagnosis? Does this information contribute to knowledge on his art? Is there a relationship between madness and creativity? These questions were answered during the symposium. Each topic was followed by a panel discussion between medical, psychological and art historical experts, and by questions from the audience.