Are you an undergraduate or graduate student interested in learning more about exciting projects and possible career paths in the field of Dutch and Flemish art? Designed by students for students, Center for Netherlandish Art (CNA) Student Sessions connect you with various experts in Netherlandish art and history and give you a chance to engage in conversation with them in an informal setting.

Sessions are guided by student concerns and questions, prompting experts to reflect on their current work as well as their academic, personal, and professional journeys. This unique forum gives local and international students the opportunity to connect with one another, opening new pathways for innovation, access, and interdisciplinary collaboration.

About the Speaker

The 2022–2023 CNA Student Sessions kick off with Carrie Anderson, professor of Art and Architectural History at Middlebury College in Vermont, and co-leader of the digital art history project “From Batavia to the Gold Coast: Mapping Textile Circulation in the Dutch Global Market.” Learn about Carrie’s journey from PhD student to professor, and hear her reflections on the critical role of digital humanities in shaping both her career and the study of Netherlandish art.

Previous CNA Student Session speakers have included Professor Hanneke Grootenboer, chair of the History of Art department at Radboud University, and Christopher Atkins, Van Otterloo-Weatherbie Director, Center for Netherlandish Art.

The 2022–23 season of Student Sessions is organized by Rachel Kase and Sarah Mallory, with support from the Center for Netherlandish Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

The Founders of the Center for Netherlandish Art at the MFA are Rose-Marie and Eijk van Otterloo and Susan and Matthew Weatherbie.


Open to undergraduate and graduate students