Vele Handen
Call for volunteers

KABK Event

This year the Royal Academy of Art celebrates its 330th anniversary. The academy is the oldest existing art academy in the Netherlands. Through the digitization project ‘VeleHanden’ a long cherished wish of the KABK is being fulfilled: to disclose its broad and long history by mapping who taught and studied at the Academy.

With the help of volunteers the existing archive will be scanned and made searchable, first of all by name and year of registration. The results will be made available through a publicly accessible database. The total amount of alumni since 1682 is being  estimated to be more than 30.000 people, including many national and internationally renowned artists.

If you’re interested in the history of KABK and like to participate in the project you can sign-up at, because: many hands make work light!

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Monday 31 Oct 2016, 3pm - 10pm | various locations Royal Academy of Art The Hague


STUDIUM GENERALE: Gerko Tempelman - Take Up the Challenge
Thursday, 3 November 2016 16:00 – 17:30 h | Auditorium KABK


'KABK route' during DDW16
Dutch Design Week 2016 | 22 t/m 30 oktober 2016

Industrial Design

Alumnae Sylwia Allen and Lindey Cafsia in the ABN AMRO Hotspots during DDW 2016
22-30 Oct | Dutch Design Week 2016 | Strijp Area, Eindhoven

Textile and Fashion

Alumni Nikki Duijst and Olivier Jehee in the documentary about the MOAM collective on NPO 3
Sunday 30 October

Interior Architecture

KABK IAFD students at Biennale Interieur 2016 in Kortrijk
workshop: 10-15 October | Expo: 14-23 October 2016

Fine Arts

KABK alumni in Sprouts #1 & Sprouts #2
SBK Art Rental & Gallery | KNSM Amsterdam


Royal Academy of Art The Hague in OFFPRINT PARIS 2016
November 10-13, 2016 | Beaux-Arts de Paris


Electives at Leiden University



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