Similar to the admission requirements for the MA Arts and Culture.
This MA course focusses on the art of drawing in the sixteenth and seventeenth-century Netherlands. . The first two lectures will focus on drawing techniques, inscriptions and collector’s marks by taking a close look at drawings from the Special Collections of Leiden University (this course is on campus!). We will also pay attention to the function of drawings, the history of collecting and the current state of research. Seventeenth-century Dutch drawings from the Special Collections of Leiden University will be the starting point for object-based research. We will visit and study other collections in the Netherlands, e.g. the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam and the Teylers Museum in Haarlem, as well as the Netherlands Institute for Art History (RKD) in the Hague (if possible because of the Covid 19-pandemic). This course will end with students presenting their research on one or two objects and their preparation for writing catalogue entries.
Students will get an understanding of the position of art on paper in the early modern period
Students will have obtained an insight in the most important collections of art on paper in the Netherlands
Students will have learnt to recognize and produce productive research questions regarding our central theme starting from an object-based investigation
Students are able to initiate and carry out a modest research project in which they frame their own reading explicitly, and situate themselves critically within modern and contemporary scholarly and artistic debates.
Mode of instruction
Seminar (on campus)
Abstract, oral presentation (20%).
Each ResMA student must fulfil an extra assignment, in order to demonstrate their ability to work with more advanced theoretical and disciplinary questions beyond the normal MA level, to be decided by lecturer and student.
The final grade is the average of the two grades (20%, 80%). A student passes the class if the weighted average is a 6.0 or higher (marks under 5 are not allowed) and obtained at least a 6.0 for the Paper.
The re-sit consists of two parts: a remake/rewrite of the Paper (80%) and/or an alternative assignment (20%).
Inspection and feedback
How and when an exam review will take place will be disclosed together with the publication of the exam results at the latest. If a student requests a review within 30 days after publication of the exam results, an exam review will have to be organized.
The reading list will be published in Brightspace.
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