Mission and Vision


The RKD – Netherlands Institute for Art History – strives to provide knowledge and information on Netherlandish art in an international context to scholars and members of the general public worldwide. Our core values are: professionalism, quality customer service, reliability, quality, visibility and accessibility, connection and collaboration.


The RKD manages, maintains, researches and indexes art historical knowledge and information for museums, science and the general public. The RKD strives to actively involve the general public in its developments and ambitions by providing a valuable (digital) service, to reach a wide audience and to achieve digital sustainability. Our outward-looking strategy enables us to give form to our mission.