Academic Program

Based on our research profile areas, the RCMC offers an annual program of events for scholars and the general public alike. We also offer several research fellowships and research associate positions annually.

Conferences, seminars and expert meetings

Our year-round schedule of events for academics and students includes seminars, conferences, master classes and expert meetings. Academic events are often organized jointly with our university and other research partners. Each year we organize a major international conference, coinciding with the annual Gerbrands Lecture, in collaboration with the Fund for Ethnology (FEL), Leiden.

Collection Study Days

Collection study days are organized for specialists and the general public alike to delve into different aspects of our collections. The focus of our study days is on the material and immaterial qualities of the collections, on styles, designs or the material from which they are made. We also focus on connecting materials – such as hair, silk or gold – with global histories and contemporary socio-political discussions.


Our research will be published in academic and scholarly books and articles, as well as in popular scientific publications. 

2016-2017 Workshop Series
2017 Lecture/Workshop Series
2016 Lecture Series

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