The University of the Arts (KABK & KC) is an institutional member and founder of the international Research Catalogue. The Research Catalogue is an open source, online, collaborative workspace for the archiving, designing and publishing research in the fields of (performing) art, design and music. With the aim of displaying and documenting practice in a manner that respects artistic modes of presentation, the RC allows the weaving together of text, image, files, audio and video material.

The RC is already being used extensively by teachers and students of the Royal Conservatoire (KC) and the Academy of the Creative and Performing Arts (ACPA) of the University of Leiden. KABK will start to build a digital database for all students, staff and teachers!


Students upload their own thesis to the Royal Academy of Art Research Catalogue portal There are two options: upload a PDF using the Text Based Exposition (follow attached instructions) or create a Graphical Exposition if you want to upload a video/audio/link or multiple files (please contact the portal manager Emily Huurdeman


Deadline is Tuesday 4th of July 2023


All students have an activated profile and can activate by following the attached instructions, if you also want a profile, please follow instructions below:

1: If you do not have a RC account:

  • Email addresses of the thesis supervisor(s)
  • Email addresses of coordinator(s)
  • Emails addresses of the head(s)

NB: preferably KABK email

2: If you have an RC account but not connected to the portal or no full access

  • RC profile name

  • Best wishes on behalf of the Theory Platform Workgroup: publishing and access,

    Emily Huurdeman
    KABK library
    Shanna Soh