Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences

Client: KNAW
Services: Concept Development, Event Production
Period: 2016, 2017


To celebrate 26 renowned scientists and artists becoming a member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Society of Arts or the Young Academy, Combined Creatives developed and produced an event where all new members are introduced to the current members, staff and other guests of the Royal Academy. The event took place in April 2017 at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam.

“We have enjoyed the collaboration with Combined Creatives. Structured, clear communication, aimed at finding solutions and last but not least: very creative. All the worries that come with producing an event were taken away from us. Therefore, everybody could focus on their own tasks, which resulted in a program that came together perfectly. I can warmly recommend Combined Creatives.”

— Annelies ten Have, policy officer The Royal Academy / secretary Society of Arts

The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences was founded in 1808 as an advisory body to the Dutch Government – a role that it continues to play today. The Academy derives its authority from the quality of its members, who represent the full spectrum of scientific and scholarly endeavour and are selected on the basis of their achievements. It is also responsible for fifteen internationally renowned institutes whose research and collections put them in the vanguard of Dutch science and scholarship. Also part of the Royal Academy are the Society of Arts, founded in 2014, and the Young Academy, founded in 2005.

What did we do?
– Concept development for the event, including scenery design
– Event production, including coordination of hospitality staff, caterers, musicians, technicians and other stakeholders