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Royal Academy of Art, The Hague (KABK)

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Overview

The Royal Academy of Art in The Hague is the oldest Academy in our country. In the 16th century there’s already mention of a Lucas guild in the Hague. In 1656 a separation of the guild arose as the Pictura brotherhood. This separation was meant to organise the true artists separate from the bad painters. In 1682 the Pictura Brotherhood founded an Academy, which was the foundation for our current Academy. This Academy was mainly meant to give the brotherhood members the opportunity to advance their skills in drawing. The Royal Academy of Art (KABK) in The Hague prepares students to become self-aware artists and designers who make a significant contribution to their discipline and to society with their passion, profundity and experimental attitude. As soon as you walk into the building you can feel it: something is going on here! Our academy exudes the sense of creativity, innovation and professionalism. We are often told by students that this is the reason to come and study at the KABK. Choosing the KABK means choosing a future in the world of art and culture. We offer you clear, up-to-date programmes designed to develop your individual creative talent.

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