Author Kaldenbach lecturing in front of Vermeer

Dutch Art Historian opens up his great digital collection of photos, taken  in Fine Art Museums all over the world.

Distance Learning at its best. Learn more about art using Zoom.  Photos have been taken in the last 20 years of museum visits. Make and appointment to look through these files together, share commentary and see the best of the best works of art worldwide.

At the moment, most museums in the world are either closed or very limited in entry. That is a rough, troublesome time for us art-lovers. But this is also the perfect moment to learn more about a a number of western painters, art schools, era’s etc. I can guide you digitally through many, many art museums on Zoom. With the help of my 10.000+ image bank of my own photographs.

I am open to your suggestions about the theme or artists you wish to enter into.

Take this unique chance to learn more about culture and art and briefly “get out” of your home.

Join me and learn more about art history, a painter or era. Just make an appointment for a day and a time. Enjoy your own class or join friends/family/colleagues. Send me an email at, so we can schedule a time and date.

This one is for free: The Digital Vermeer House, inventory of his actual interior of 1676.

There are nine different Powerpoint presentations on Vermeer, Rembrandt, Van Gogh. Van der Weyden.  Caravaggio! Especially for your Zoom time at home. Want to learn something else? I can tailor a digital tour specifically to your needs.

Ideally Fine Art is about Sharing stories – and it may yield Consolation, Beauty, Understanding and Wisdom.

Please Note: This Digital Live Visit is not free. The cost per hour is reasonable. We can jump from museum to museum or go in-depth into one collection, as you please. Live class given in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.


Feedback, 31 July 2020, from Carnegie museums of Pittsburgh after my Zoom class on Van Gogh: “The class was a great success, and we would love to work on scheduling another class with you featuring Vermeer and Rembrant.”.  Feedback 25 August 2020: “You are our most popular presenter and we will book you for many more presentations.”

Feedback August 2020 from Providence Art Club, with a rich history of 140 years of lectures: “Your class was extremely well received, we will make more bookings this year.”

Feedback, August 2020 from the Arts society Sebarts .org in Sebastopol, California. “We loved your Zoom classes and will book more!”.


Feedback December, 2020: “Hello Jeannette, Today’s webinar was absolutely wonderful.. content, delivery. I learned a lot and thoroughly enjoyed the hour.. When the professor asked if he could go longer, I was inwardly yelling. “Yes, please!!! “This professor is wonderful..a natural teacher and obviously an expert on Van Gogh and the time. Makes me yearn for my college days. I truly hope you will keep me in mind for future presentations like this.”


Available as of now (2020): fabulous private collections of photographs of art works gathered in these places:


AUSTRIA, Vienna, Fine Arts Kunsthistorisches Museum, Gemäldegalerie

AUSTRIA, Vienna, Galerie der Akademie


BELGIUM, Antwerp, Fine arts,  (available after reopening of the major Fine Arts Museum, 2018)

BELGIUM, Brussels (fine art museum)

BELGIUM, Ghent Altarpiece, Van Eijck

BELGIUM, Bruges, Groeninge Museum


CZECH REP. Prague, National Gallery (Narodni, Sternberg palace)


DENMARK, Copenhagen  Statens Museum, Fine Art

DENMARK, Copenhagen, National (Viking) Museum

Vermeer: The Art of Painting. This may be the finest painting in the entire world.


ENGLAND, London, National Gallery

ENGLAND, London, British Museum

ENGLAND, London, Wallace Collection

ENGLAND, Manchester Art Gallery

ENGLAND, Liverpool, Walker Art Gallery

ENGLAND, Liverpool, Lady Lever art Gallery and Walker Art Gallery plus Manchester Art Gallery

ENGLAND, Birmingham Museum and Barber Institute

ENGLAND, Fitzwilliam, Cambridge



FRANCE, Paris, Louvre

FRANCE, Paris, Orsay Museum of 19th c. art

FRANCE, Lille, Beaux-Arts


GERMANY, Berlin, Fine Arts, Gemäldegalerie

GERMANY, Dresden, Fine Arts, Gemäldegalerie

GERMANY, Cologne, Wallraf, Fine Arts, Gemäldegalerie

GERMANY, Ludwig Museum

GERMANY, Cologne, Roman Art Antuquity

GERMANY, Frankfurt/Main, Staedel Fine Arts, Gemäldegalerie

GERMANY, Hamburg Kunsthalle

GERMANY, Karlsruhe, Kunsthalle

GERMANY, Kassel, Fine Arts, Gemäldegalerie

GERMANY, Munich, Alte Pinakothek, Gemäldegalerie

Taste of 10 cities in Germany, a taste of German fine art.


IRELAND, Dublin, National Gallery

IRELAND, Dublin, Archaeology in National Museum


ITALY, Rome,   National Museum of Roman Antiquities,

ITALY, Rome, Galleria  Borghese,

ITALY, Rome, Musei  Capitolini,

ITALY, Rome,  Palazzo Barberini,

ITALY, Rome,  Arte Moderna.

ITALY, Rome, Church Architecture and walks.

ITALY, Caravaggio in Napoli/Naples)


SPAIN, Madrid, Prado. (via Zoom) New. The best works of Velázquez, the Spanish Court artist.


USA, New York City, Metropolitan museum of Art + Cloisters

USA – lots of other East Coast museums, incl Bustin< Philadelphia. using a Zoom connection, 10.000+ images available!

Please note, I cannot teach there on the spot in the flesh due to legal ‘green card’ issues.


SWITZERLAND, Kunstmuseum Basel Plus all outstanding art museums in Bern, Zurich, Winterthur. I have made a week long Reconnaissance trip in the spring of 2018.

Photo galleries in Zoom meetings:


Amsterdam, Rijksmuseum. (Fine Art)

Amsterdam, Stedelijk  Museum. (Modern Art)

Amsterdam, Vincent van Gogh Museum. (Impressionism)

Antwerp, Rubens House. (Fine Art)

Basel, Kunstmuseum (Fine Art).

Berlin, Gemaeldegalerie. (Fine Art)

Berlin, Gemaeldegalerie, Vermeer

Berlin Museums Island (various collections, Fine Art and History.

Birmingham UK , Barber Institute. (Fine Art).

Birmingham UK, Fine Arts Museum.

Bonn, Landesmuseum – Wonderful presentation of of German History, the dark and the light periods.

Boston Mass, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.

Boston Mass, Museum of Fine Arts.

Bremen, Kunsthalle. (Fine Art).

Brussels, Koninklijk Museum van Schone Kunsten, Fine Arts Museum.

CambridgeUK, Fitzwilliam. (Fine Art).

Vermeer, View of Delft. The author published important information on what is actually seen in this Cityscape

The Hague, Mauritshuis. (Fine Art including Vermeer and Rembrandt).

The Hague, Kunstmuseum (Fine Art, formerly Gemeentemuseum.)

Detroit, Detroit Institute of Arts DIA.

Frankfurt, Staedel. (Fine Art).

Haarlem, Teylers Museum. (Fine Art).

Haarlem, Frans Hals Museum (Fine art).

Kassel, Wilhelmshöhe. (Fine Art).

Köln/Cologne, Ludwig Museum. (Modern Fine Art).

Köln/Cologne, Wallraf/Corboud Museum. (Fine Art).

Lille, Goya.

Lille, Palais des Beaux-Arts. Fine Arts Museum.

Liverpool, Lady Lever Art Gallery (highly erotic Fine Art).

Liverpool, Walker Art Gallery. (Fine Art).

London, British Museum. (Fine Art).

London, National Gallery. (Fine Art).

London, Tate Gallery. (Modern Fine Art).

London, Victoria & Albert Museum. (Design & Fine Art).

London,  Wallace Collection

Madrid, Prado Museum. (Fine Art incl Goya and Van der Weyden’s absolute top work)

Madrid, Thyssen Bornemisza Museum. (Fine Art).

Manchester UK, Art Gallery. (Archaeology, Fine Art).

Mannheim, Kunsthalle. (Archaeology)

New York City, Metropolitan Museum of Art. (Fine Art).

Munchen, Alte Pinakothek, Brueghel.

Muenchen/Munich, Alte Pinakothek. (Fine Art).

Muenchen/Munich, Pinakothek der Moderne. (Modern Fine Art).

Naples/Napoli, Museum National of Archaeology.

Naples/Napoli, Capodimonte. (Fine Art).

Nice, Various Museums. (Matisse Fine Art).

Otterlo, Kroller-Moller Museum. (Fine Art).

Otterlo, Kroller-Moller Sculpture Park. (Sculpture, the best in the world)

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art.

Philadelphia, Museum of Art. (Fine Art).

Pompeii, Excavations. Archaeology.

Prague, Narodni Galerie (Modern art).

Prague, National Gallery. (Fine Art).

Rome, National Museum of Roman Antiquity.

Roma, Arte Moderna. (Fine Art).

Roma, Galleria Borghese. (Fine Art and sculpture).

Roma, Galleria Doria Pamphili. (Fine Art).

Roma, Museo Nazionale. (Archaeology)

Roma, various other Museums.

Rotterdam, Boijmans Museum, in renovation.

Toledo (OH), Museum of Art. (Fine Art).

Toronto, Art Gallery of Ontario. (Fine Art).

Toronto, Royal Ontario Museum. (Archaeology and Art)

Utrecht, Catharijneconvent. (Christian art)

Utrecht, Centraal Museum. (design and Fine Art).

Vatican City, Museums. (Everything)

Self portrait, made in Paris after befriending the Impressionists.

Williamstown (Mass), Clark Art Institute. (Fine Art in a landscape far away from an atomic attack).

Winterthur Museums. (Fine Art Museums).

Zurich, Kunsthaus. (Fine Art Museum).


See more great images on: Van Gogh & Gauguin, Impressionism, Mondrian, Picasso. Vermeer. Rembrandt.  Incredible images of three blockbuster exhibitions on Rembrandt 2019.

Learn through nine Powerpoint presentations on Vermeer, Rembrandt, Van Gogh. For you to learn more at home.




Please send me an email stating your name and whether you wish to connect with multiple laptops. I need the email addresses of each party. You need a computer or laptop with a webcam, and run Zoom software. After we agree on the price, date and time, and you send me the agreed money via PayPal or via Bank account, I will send you a connection link. We can do as many hours as you like, starting at 1 hour.

Business card. The logo refers to Vermeer.

Drs Kees Kaldenbach has been involved with teaching and learning since 1979, when he was involved with the Open University preparation committee of the Department of Economics, University of Amsterdam.

Now, 2020: Art classes by Digital file sharing at its best.

Feedback, April 2020: “I wanted to send a HUGE thank you for participating in our classroom yesterday. I really cannot say enough how much we appreciate all your help and energy towards this project. Overall I think it went very well!”