2 December 2004 | Florence – Haarlem

Dr. Michael W. Kwakkelstein has been appointed the new senior curator of the art collections theTeylers Museum in Haarlem. He will succeed Carel van Tuyll who will leave for the Louvre next month. Kwakkelstein studied art history at Leiden University and was trained there in the Print Room, like most of the present print room curators in Holland. He received his Ph.D. in 1994 with his thesis Leonardo da Vinci as a physiognomist. Theory and practice. Read More

10 September 2004 | Haarlem – Paris

Carel van Tuijll van Serooskerken (52) has been chosen the successor of Francoise Viatte as head of the Print Room of the Louvre. He is the first non-French curator ever in the Louvre, since a law barring nominations of foreign candidates was abolished recently. Carel van Tuijl has been chief curator of the Print Room of Teylers Museum inHaarlem since 1984. He is the author of the catalogue of Italian Drawings. His appointment at the Louvre is effective 1 January 2005.

19 June 2004 | Bologna – Florence

Marzia Faietti, curator at the Gabinetto dei Disegne delle Stampe of the Pinacoteca Nazionale di Bologna, has been appointed head of the Gabinetto Disegni & Stampe of the Uffizi in Florence. She will fill the vacancy, which for some years was temporarily taken over by Annamaria Petrioli Tofani, director of the Uffizi. During the 19th convention in Budapest 6-11 Juni 2004, Marzia Faietti was chosen the new President of the International Advisory Committee of Keepers of Public Collections of Graphic Art, in short the 50 Lux Club, as successor of Antony Griffith.

1 February 2004 | Oxford – Los Angeles

Dr. Julian Brooks (34) of the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford has been appointed Assistant Curator of Italian Drawings at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles. Julian Brooks received his PhD at the University of Oxford in 1999 with a monographic thesis on the drawings of Andrea Boscoli. Articles by his hand have been published in Master Drawings, The Burlington Magazine and Apollo. His farewell-exhibition catalogue for Oxford is Graceful and True. Drawing in Florence c. 1600 (Oxford-London-Nottingham 2003-2004). Brooks’ appointment is effective from 1 February 2004.


30 March 2003 | Nijmegen – Rotterdam

The new curatorial crew of the Museum Boijmans Print Room in Rotterdam is now complete: effective 1 August Dr. Peter van der Coelen (41) will join Dr. Albert Elen who was appointed senior curator of D&P last fall. While Elen will concentrate on the drawings, Van der Coelen’s main focus will be the prints.