15 January 2007 | Maastricht

The renowned artdealer Rob Noortman, founder and director of Noortman Master Paintings in Maastricht, passed away on Sunday 14 January at the age of sixty. Rob Noortman has been a sponsor of our periodical from day one (1989). We are extremely grateful for his continuous support. Our sympathies go with his wife and children. 

15 December 2006 | Oegstgeest

After more than 30 years of accumulation and maturation Dr. Bolten (72) has finished his lavishly illustrated (over 2,000 figures and plates) two-volume catalogue of over 1,600 drawings by the Utrecht-based artist Abraham Bloemaert (1564-1651). Bloemaert’s paintings and prints were already published by Prof. Roethlisberger back in 1992, so now the entire artistic oeuvre of Bloemaert will be available in print. Bolten’s catalogue will be privately published in February 2007.

18 March 2006 | Paris – New York

Stijn Alsteens (30) will succeed Michiel Plomp at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, effective 1 January next year. Mr. Alsteens, Belgian citizen, who studied art history and Russian litterature and linguistics at the Universities of Louvain and Amsterdam, has been assistant curator at the Fondation Custodia (Frits Lugt Collection) in Paris since 2001. Read More

22 December 2005 | New York – Haarlem

Dr. Michiel C. Plomp, now associate curator of Old Master drawings at the Metropolitan Museum will succeed Dr. Michael Kwakkelstein, effective 1 February 2006. Kwakkelstein has acted as chief curator of the art collections in Teylers Museum for exactly one year. He has spent most of his time organizing the great Michelangelo exhibition, including the heavy task of editing the exhibition catalogue.  Read More

8 December 2005 | Rotterdam

Rotterdam senior curator died in Rotterdam, 2 December 2005

Today Bram Meij was buried at the cemetery Buitenveldert in Amsterdam after a Holy Mass in the Krijtberg church in the city centre. He died on 2 December in Rotterdam only one and a half years after his early retirement. Our thoughts are with his widow Dr. Noortje de Roy van Zuydewijn.

See the obit in Master Drawings.