RKD Netherland Institute for art History
The RKD owns the Netherlands largest collection of small printed matter in the field of the Fine Arts. The collection comprises exhibition invitations, brochures, book announcements, event announcements, posters, etc. The collection is not only a rich source of material, it also offers insight into the developments in the Dutch art scene in the period approximately 1800-1950. The RKD is currently working on the digital conservation and indexation of the Small Printed Matter collection from the period 1800-1960 from the Press Documentation Collection.
This material is restored where necessary and subsequently digitalised with thanks to a subsidy from Metamorfoze. RKD visitors can consult the scans online via Excerpts. The expected date of completion is at the end of 2017.