RKD launches new and improved RKD Studies website

In the last year a lot of effort went into creating a new online environment for all RKD Studies. Not only was the website completely updated, it was also given a makeover. The website, the successor to, is now online. 

Digital publications

The RKD has been publishing results of art history research digitally since 2011, initially under the name RKD Monographs. The advantage to digital publications is that they are freely available, easy to keep up to date and are connected to other digital sources. Publications have been published on an artist's oeuvre or results of a research into a specific subject, collection catalogues, source publications and technical research studies.

The subjects which are handled in RKD Studies are related to the RKD's collections and areas of expertise. For example, Grensoverschrijdende inspiratie (2015) is a publication which resulted from a study day on the artistic relationship between the Netherlands and other countries in the nineteenth century. Another example is the digital publication Jan Sluijters (1881-1957): het geschilderde oeuvre (2015), the artist's oeuvre catalogue, who was called the 'painting beast' by his peers.

New style

The RKD is proud to present the 'new style' of the online RKD Studies environment. It has an attractive and contemporary look and is user friendly. Furthermore, RKD Studies is a dynamic publication form: images, captions and other information can now be retrieved 'live' from the RKD databases.

Sixteen existing digital publications have already been updated, redesigned and published in RKD Studies. Recent developments in the area of research were included in this update. For example, various publications (in English) of the RKD project Gerson Digital are now accessible via We will continue to update more Studies and publish new publications.

The new and improved website