About ESNA

Oud Holland – new style

The oldest surviving art-historical journal in the world is a nineteenth-century Dutch periodical. After 135 years of uninterrupted publication, Oud Holland is reinventing itself in 2018, with a broader editorial board and, in addition to the printed journal, a complementary new online platform.

Oud Holland is also expanding its scope in order to give a platform to high-quality research on Belgian and Dutch art of the ‘long’ nineteenth century. It is now actively seeking contributions in this field from scholars and museum professionals.

Open to both traditional and innovative approaches, Oud Holland is dedicated to publishing ambitious and original contributions that meet the highest scholarly standards, guaranteed by a system of double-blind peer review. In return, Oud Holland offers a prestigious forum in an internationally leading journal that is listed in all major indexes, including Web of Science.

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David Oyens An artist reading l_Art Moderne 1884 canvas Dordrechts Museum



Corot. Le peintre et ses modèles
Musée Marmottan Monet, Paris
8 February 2018 – 8 July 2018
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Mesdag & Japan
Mesdag Collectie, The Hague
7 March 2018 – 17 June 2018
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High Society
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
8 March 2018 – 3 June 2018
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Mary Cassatt. An American Impressionist in Paris
Musée Jacquemart-André, Paris
9 March 2018 – 23 July 2018
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Public Parks, Private Gardens: Paris to Provence
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
12 March 2018 – 29 July 2018
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Medardo Rosso
Museum of Fine Arts, Ghent
17 March 2018 – 24 June 2018
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Van Gogh & Japan
Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam
23 March 2018 – 24 June 2018
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Max Liebermann – Impressions of Summer
Gemeentemuseum, The Hague
24 March 2018 – 24 June 2018
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Delacroix (1798–1863)
Musée du Louvre, Paris
29 March 2018 – 23 July 2018
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Japonisms / Impressionisms
Musée des impressionnismes Giverny
30 March 2018 – 15 July 2018
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Wild Souls. Symbolism in the Baltic States
Musée d’Orsay, Paris
10 April 2018 – 15 July 2018
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Odilon Redon. La littérature et la musique
Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo
2 June 2018 – 9 September 2018
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Mission Statement

The European Society for Nineteenth-Century Art (ESNA) is a platform formed under the auspices of the Dutch Postgraduate School for Art History (Onderzoekschool Kunstgeschiedenis). ESNA was founded by a group of scholars, graduate students and museum professionals based in the Netherlands whose research focuses on European art of the long nineteenth century. ESNA’s aim is to provide a forum to promote the exchange of ideas in this field, to support and encourage graduate research, and to enhance networking opportunities for participants. ESNA seeks to contribute to, and foster debate on, nineteenth-century art through the organization of an annual symposium, workshops, excursions, the invitation of visiting speakers, and the co-ordination with other organizations and groups devoted to the study of the nineteenth century. Although originating in the Low Countries, ESNA aims to create a broad international network for the advancement of research into all aspects of nineteenth-century European art.

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Last update of this website, 23 May 2018



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