Acquisitions: Fine and Applied Arts, and History


  • Dirk Jan Biemond
  • Menno Fitski
  • Gijs van der Ham
  • Maria Holtrop
  • Sander Karst
  • Suzanne van Leeuwen
  • Cristina Muru
  • Pieter Roelofs
  • Anna A. Ślączka
  • Giovanni Paolo di Stefano
  • Matthias Ubl
  • Gregor J. M. Weber



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Author Biographies

Dirk Jan Biemond

Dirk Jan Biemond is the curator of metals at the Rijksmuseum.

Menno Fitski

Menno Fitski is the curator of East Asian art and head of Asian art at the Rijksmuseum.

Gijs van der Ham

Gijs van der Ham is the senior curator of history and the curator of coins and medals at the Rijksmuseum.

Maria Holtrop

Maria Holtrop is a curator of history at the Rijksmuseum.

Sander Karst

Sander Karst is a lecturer and PhD student in the History and Art History Department of the University of Utrecht. He is researching Dutch migrant artists in England.

Suzanne van Leeuwen

Suzanne van Leeuwen is the junior curator and conservator of jewellery at the Rijksmuseum.

Cristina Muru

Cristina Muru, who obtained her PhD in Linguistics in 2009, is a lecturer and adjunct professor in Linguistics at the University of Tuscia (Italy). Her research interests cover different fields including Missionary Linguistics and the History of the Language Science.

Pieter Roelofs

Pieter Roelofs is head of paintings and sculpture at the Rijksmuseum. From 2006 to 2018 he was the Rijksmuseum’s curator of seventeenth-century Dutch painting.

Anna A. Ślączka

Anna Ślączka obtained her PhD in Indology in 2006 with her thesis Temple Consecration Rituals in Ancient India: Text and Archaeology (Leiden/Boston, Brill 2007). Since 2009, she has been the curator of South Asian art at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, made possible by Staal aan Zee/Rijksmuseum Fonds.

Giovanni Paolo di Stefano

Giovanni Paolo di Stefano is the curator of musical instruments at the Rijksmuseum, made possible by Stichting Kramer Lems/Rijksmuseum Fonds.

Matthias Ubl

Matthias Ubl is the curator of Early Netherlandish and German painting and stained glass at the Rijksmuseum.

Gregor J. M. Weber

Gregor J. M. weber is head of the Fine and Decorative Arts Department at the Rijksmuseum.




How to Cite

Biemond, Dirk Jan, Menno Fitski, Gijs van der Ham, Maria Holtrop, Sander Karst, Suzanne van Leeuwen, Cristina Muru, Pieter Roelofs, Anna A. Ślączka, Giovanni Paolo di Stefano, Matthias Ubl, and Gregor J. M. Weber. 2020. “Acquisitions: Fine and Applied Arts, and History”. The Rijksmuseum Bulletin 68 (1):65-95.