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 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.