Evaluation of art works

Are you curious about an art work which you own? Would you like to know more about the artist, style or genre and the period during which it was made? Or perhaps you have a letter or archive of an artist which you would like to have assessed? The RKD offers the service of having your art work evaluated by one of our specialists.

Evaluation of art works

We charge a minimum rate of € 50 (excluding VAT) per object for evaluating art works. The fee for further examination is  € 50 (excluding VAT) per extra half hour. The results of the evaluation are sent in the form of a digital report. The statements issued by the RKD on an art work are the result of art historical research by one or more staff members and cannot be regarded as expertise. The RKD do not carry out art appraisals, nor do we make statements about the value of art works. If you need an art appraisal, please contact an auction house, art dealer or art appraiser.

Request for evaluation through the RKD webshop

You can submit your request for evaluation through our webshop. Attach a digital image to the application and include all available information (material, measurements, signature, provenance, etc.) Do you have any further questions? Don't hesitate to send an e-mail to

Art evaluation at the RKD

You are more than welcome at the RKD in The Hague to come along to one of our art evaluations. Our specialists are on hand to give information on your painting, drawing or print. Entrance is free of charge and prior registration is not necessary. Due to great interest we ask you only bring along one art work per person. We do not carry out evaluations of foreign art works. We also do not provide written statements on evaluated art works.

The first upcoming RKD art evaluation is on Thursday 11 April 2019.