Ger Luijten

9 February 2001 | Amsterdam

The chief curator of prints in the Rijksprentenkabinet (a department of the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam) Ger Luijten has been appointed its Head (director). He will succeed Rembrandt specialist Peter Schatborn, who …

will  retire on 1 July. On the occasion of Schatborn’s departure a farewell exhibition will be organized on drawings by Dutch artists working in Italy (for more information, see our page Events). 
Before Ger Luijten came to the Rijksmuseum in 1990, he worked for Hollstein and was assistant curator of prints in the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam. Among his publications are From Pisanello to Cézanne. Master Drawings from the Museum Bijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam (with Bram Meij, 1990-91), Mirror of Everyday Life: Genre Prints in the Netherlands 1550-1700 (with E. de Jongh, 1997), Rembrandt the Printmaker (with Erik Hinterding and Martin Royalton-Kisch, 2000). He was co-organiser of the great exhibition Anthony van Dijck as a Printmaker (Antwerp 1999). Delineavit et Sculpsit congratulates Ger Luijten with his appointment and wishes him a lot of success in this new position.