Founded 1987, through a merger of the Academy of Fine Arts, the Amsterdam Academy of Architecture, the Netherlands Film and Television Academy, and the Reinwardt Academy. The Theatre School and the Hilversum Conservatory joined in 1988. A merger with the Sweelinck Conservatory in 1994 resulted in the establishment of the Conservatorium van Amsterdam. The postgraduate DasArts Institute was set up 1994, followed by the BINGER Institute 1995. The Academy of Fine Art in Education, the Conservatorium van Amsterdam, the Netherlands Film Academy, the Theatre school, the Reinwardt Academy, and the Amsterdam Academy of Architecture together form the Amsterdam School of the Arts (AHK).