The Dutch University Institute for Art History in Florence, founded in 1958, promotes research on Italian art, on Dutch and Flemish art and artists in Italy and on the rich tradition of artistic exchange and mutual influence between Italy and the North. It provides scholars and students from the Netherlands and elsewhere with accommodation, research and publication opportunities and the use of its library in a city with extraordinary resources for art historical research and international academic training and exchange. In addition the Institute publishes scholarly works and organizes seminars, courses, lectures and conferences.

For information about courses or grants, send an email to Judith Meuldijk ( or Floortje Portengen (, the NIKI-ambassadors for the University of Groningen.