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René van Blerk

René van Blerk

Curator of Education
Van Gogh Museum

René van Blerk works as a curator of education at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam. An Art historian by origin, René has worked as a teacher in primary education, combining knowledge and work experience to create educational programmes both in and outside of the museum.

MuseumNext Digital Learning Summit
Monday, 18 October 2021

Van Gogh at school: online lessons by the Van Gogh Museum

In 2014 the Van Gogh Museum decided that it wanted its educational materials aimed at schools to be available exclusively online, and preferably in a way that they were free and easy to use by teachers who are already very busy people. In cooperation with LessonUp we launched ‘Van Gogh at school’ at the beginning of 2016. Five years later we have over a 100 online lessons that have been played over 35.000 times. What are the things we stumbled (and stumble) upon? And what are our plans for the future?

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René van Blerk