higher education

The Van Abbemuseum’s post-graduate teaching forms an integral part of its research programme. Through a series of long-term engagements with different higher education institutes in the Netherlands, the curatorial and education department and invited guest tutors work with post-graduate artist, curators and designers.

The Van Abbemuseum is currently teaching on the following programmes:

Dutch Art Institute Arnhem: MA Art Praxis

Since 2011 the Van Abbemuseum has taught a course as part of the MA Art Praxis at the Dutch Art Institute (DAI). Widely recognised as the leading, experimental post-graduate art school in the Netherlands, the DAI is a unique environment for artists, researchers and curators.

As part of the Co-op Academy the Van Abbe has led a number of courses that have focused on discourses surrounding Art and Use (‘Useful Art’, 2012-13), ‘Using the museum’, 2013-14, and the intersections between institutions and artistic practice (Practing with Institutions, Instituting Practice I and II, ‘2014-15, and 2015-16. In 2016-17 the Van Abbe is leading a new course: 'Deviant Practice: methods for Art and Curating'.



Design Academy Eindhoven: MA Design Curating and Writing

Since 2015 the Van Abbemuseum has been a core tutor on the recently established MA Design Curating and Writing at the Design Academy Eindhoven (DAE). The Design Academy Eindhoven is one of the leading graduate and post-graduate institutes for design in the world. The first MA course of its kind, the MA 'Design Curating and Writing' uses design as a lens for looking at the world, providing the critical skills necessary to reflect on the numerous roles design plays today, while challenging conventional perceptions of what design is.

Drawing on the Van Abbemuseum’s collection, archives and curatorial expertise, the museum’s curators lead a series of seminars that focus on exhibition and museum history, historical case studies and working with social designers in Eindhoven.