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Evaluation of Art Works

The RKD regularly organises public evalution sessions where you can bring along your own works of art. Our specialists can provide information about the artist, style, technique, etc. without costs.

The RKD can appraise works of art using a clear digital image, which you can attach to your request. You can, among others, request information about the artist, the period in which it was produced, the subject depicted. As well as one or more digital images of the object to be assessed please send us all relevant information about the item (technique, measurements, signature, provenance etc.).

All images received will automatically become the property of the RKD and may be added to our public collection of visual documentation.

The minimum rate for a standard appraisal of a work of art (stylistic, iconographic or topographical) is € 50 (plus VAT) per appraisal. If further research is needed an additional € 50 (plus VAT) per half-hour will be charged. The results of the research will be presented in a written report.
Information provided by the RKD about works of art is the result of art-historical research by the RKD. Please note that this information cannot be regarded as an official expertise. Should your request require research beyond our standard service, you will be notified; different rates will apply for commissioning specialised research.

Please find the request form here via our webshop:

Research Fee

RKD Foundation
P.O. Box 90418
2509 LK Den Haag
The Netherlands



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