The Theory workshop consists of a specialized library and a number of art collections.

The library is a launch pad for organizing activities that focus on generating know-how, reflection and research. Selected events are geared to developments in the arts and consistent with the fields of interest and work of resident artists.

The collections connect knowledge and expertise about art, artists and artistic calling of long ago with those of today. 

Online catalogue.


Open to the public
The library and art collections are at the disposal of artists, researchers, university and art academy students, and other interested parties. They are welcome to read, draw inspiration, study and do research in the library. The art collections can be visited and art works can be loaned to museums and other institutions for exhibitions and study purposes for short or longer periods of time. Activities will be posted on the website and are regularly open to the  public. 

On request, introduction tours through the library and art collection can be organized. Please contact library@rijksakademie.nl.
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