ESNA Conference 2021

On 27 and 28 May 2021, the ESNA Conference Thinking in the Box. The Benefits of Artistic Tradition in the Nineteenth Century will take place in The Hague, organized by ESNA (European Society for Nineteenth-Century Art) and RKD – Netherlands Institute for Art History.


  • Date: 27 and 28 May 2021
  • Location: RKD, Prins Willem-Alexanderhof 5 in The Hague
  • Keynote: Liz Prettejohn (University of York)
  • More information and the complete programme will be available in 2021
  • Tickets will be available in 2021


  • Organising committee: Jan Dirk Baetens (Radboud University Nijmegen), Mayken Jonkman (RKD – Netherlands Institute for Art History, The Hague) and Myrthe Krom (Teylers Museum, Haarlem).
  • Scientific committee: Maite van Dijk (Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam), Rachel Esner (University of Amsterdam), Liz Prettejohn (University of York), Jenny Reynaerts (Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam), Marjan Sterckx (Ghent University), Chris Stolwijk (RKD – Netherlands Institute for Art History, The Hague, and University of Utrecht).