For over 150 years residents, advisors and the Rijksakademie team have been using our library and they have all played a decisive role in building up the collection. The result is an artist's library, which in the course of the last half century has developed an increasingly global perspective. The library is also open to the public. We welcome visitors to do research, read, study or view visual material.
The Rijksakademie’s art collection gives an overview of art education and artistic practice through the previous three centuries. A large part of this collection consists of work by former students, professors, directors and residents. It is regularly used by artists and researchers and is open to visitors by appointment. In the online catalogue you can find descriptions and images of the holdings present in our collection.