Masters of Mobility


About the Authors

Elise Boutsen obtained a master in art history at the University of Ghent with a thesis on the late 16th-century Antwerp draughtsman Hendrick van Cleve. From 2015 onwards she conducted a research project on Flemish landscape painting at the Rubenianum in Antwerp. This research particularly focused on the wooded landscapes from the late 16th to early 17th century with Gillis van Coninxloo as a key figure. In collaboration with the RKD, Elise added a large number of these landscapes to the RKDimages database. Elise Boutsen also studied International Relations at the University of Antwerp. At present she is Curatorial Fellow at the Bibliotheca Hertziana in Rome.

Thomas DaCosta Kaufmann is Frederick Marquand Professor of Art and Archaeology, Princeton University. A member of the Royal Flemish, Royal Swedish, and Polish academies of science, among other honors and fellowships he has been awarded the Palacký medal by the Czech Academy of Sciences and honorary doctorates from the Technical University, Dresden and the Masaryk University, Brno. He published thirteen books that have been translated into many languages, edited four more, and wrote well over 200 articles and reviews.

Anna Cecilia Koldeweij is an art historian and archive researcher, who currently works as a junior curator at Museum Catharijneconvent in Utrecht. As a PhD student at the Radboud University Nijmegen she researches the artist couple Rachel Ruysch and Jurriaan Pool and their networks in 17th-century Amsterdam. She wrote several publications about the Dutch Golden Age, covering painting, silver and artist migration. She also prepares an extensive catalogue of the brass candlesticks in a private collection.

Justus Lange has studied of History of Art, Classical Archaeology and Spanish Philology at the Universities of Würzburg and Salamanca. In 2001 he obtained his PhD on the early work of Jusepe de Ribera. From 2001-2004 he was assistant curator at the Old Masters Gallery, Staatliche Museen Kassel. From 2004 until 2009 he acted as curator of the Collection of Paintings, Prints and Drawings and Sculpture at the Städtisches Museum Braunschweig. Since 2009 he is Director of the Old Masters Gallery in Kassel, since 2013 Head of Collections at the Museumlandschaft Hessen Kassel. His publications mainly deal with Old Master Painting and the history and the display of collections.

Patrick Larsen studied law and worked at the Ministry of Justice. Since 2014, he is writing a dissertation under the guidance of Volker Manuth and Rudi Ekkart about the life and work of Jürgen Ovens. Recently, Larsen has published in the RKD Bulletin, Delineavit & Sculpsit, and in the catalogues of the exhibitions on Gerard de Lairesse and Aert Schouman, and has edited the genre catalogue of the Mauritshuis and the RKD Monograph Counting Vermeer.

Rieke van Leeuwen is project manager at the RKD of Gerson Digital, a research programme on the cultural exchange between the Netherlands and other European countries between 1500 and 1900. Previously Rieke van Leeuwen was a curator at the Mauritshuis in The Hague for 11 years and 12 years head of Digital Collections at the RKD. Currently she is preparing a PhD-thesis on Patterns in the Transnational Mobility of Artists of the Low Countries in the Early Modern Period (Utrecht University).

Johannes Müller is an assistant professor of German language and literature at Leiden University. He published on emblem books, transnational networks and cultural transfer in Early Modern Europe. He is the author of Exile Memories and the Dutch Revolt (Leiden: Brill, 2016) and co-editor of Memory before Modernity. Practices of Memory in Early Modern Europe (Leiden: Brill, 2013).

Marije Osnabrugge finished her PhD on Netherlandish painters in 16th- and 17th-century Naples (2015). Between 2015 and 2017 she was a postdoc in the LexArt-project on art terminology at the University of Montpellier. Currently she is working as a postdoc at the University of Geneva, in the project of prof. Jan Blanc on the Dutch Golden Age. Within this project, she focuses on artist migration and on the construction of a database of travel journals by visitors of the Dutch Republic. She published in The Burlington Magazine and the Nederlands Kunsthistorisch Jaarboek.

Sabine Peinelt-Schmidt studied art history and history in Dresden and in Vienna. In 2013 she obtained her MA-diplom for her thesis: Searching and Finding of Nature – The Collection of Carl Christian Heinrich Rost and the Collecting of Landscape Drawings at the End of the 18th century. She is a scholarship-holder of the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes for her PhD project at Dresden University. Her doctoral thesis is called Landscape reproduced – the Process of Canon Building of Landscape Paintings by Art Theory, Reproductional Graphics and by the Art Market from 1750 up to 1800. Currently she is scientific assistant at the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden.

Juliette Roding was – until her retirement in 2020 ‒ lecturer in Art and Architectural History at Leiden University. Her research focuses on the cultural interactions between the Netherlands and the North and Baltic Sea areas in the period 1550-1800. She published on Dutch engineers, architects and artists at the Danish court, and also f.e. on the Biblical King Solomon as role model to European rulers in the 16th and 17th century. She is guest editor of Gerson : Digital Denmark, Germany, Sweden, Finland and Norway. At present she is the co-editor and co-author of a new international monograph on Christian IV of Denmark (forthcoming 2021).

Gero Seelig is curator of paintings at Staatliches Museum Schwerin since 2001. He published three volumes of a planned six volumes catalogue of the Dutch and Flemish paintings in Schwerin and has organized exhibitions on Carel Fabritius, Nicolaes Berchem, Abraham Bloemaert, and Otto Marseus van Schrieck. He is an active member of HNA, CODART and ANKK. Seelig also published on German printmaking of the 15th and 16th centuries and on the history of collecting.

Gabri van Tussenbroek is Professor of Urban Identity and Listed Buildings, in particular, those of the City of Amsterdam, at the University of Amsterdam and works as a building historian for the Board of Monuments and Archaeology of the Municipality of Amsterdam. He is also a member of the board of editors of the Bulletin of the Koninklijke Nederlandse Oudheidkundige Bond.

Barbara Uppenkamp started her career at the Weserrenaissance-Museum in Lemgo as a co-curator of the international exhibition on Hans Vredeman de Vries in 2002. In 2004 she became a lecturer in History of Art and Architecture at the University of Reading. In 2005/2006 she was a postdoctoral fellow of the Getty Foundation. Between 2006 and 2011 she held guest lectureships at the Universities of Hamburg and Lüneburg and 2008 to 2011 she joined a major research project on the Lüneburg town hall. In 2011 she co-curated the exhibition Palazzo Rubens at the Rubens House in Antwerp. From 2012 to 2014 she held a lectureship at the University of Kassel. Her current position is associate professor for the history of art and architecture at the University of Hamburg.

Anke A. Van Wagenberg Ter Hoeven holds a PhD in Art History from the Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam. In 1986 she started to work at the National Gallery of Art in Washington and was Chief Curator at the Academy Art Museum, Easton MD. She taught art history for 12 years. She served as Senior Curator at the Academy Art Museum, in Easton, MD, where she was responsible for the exhibitions and for the permanent collection. Anke Van Wagenberg-Ter Hoeven recently finished the catalogue raisonné Father and Son Weenix. Dutch Paintings from the 17tn Century (Zwolle 2018). At present she is Senior Curator at the Vero Beach Museum of Art, Florida.


Sign at the Dutch/German border with German saying


Sign at the Dutch/German border (reverse) with Dutch saying

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