Stijn Alsteens at the opening of the Salon du Dessin, Paris 26 March 2012

1 December 2023 / The Hague

On 1 April 2024 Stijn Alsteens will take up the position of director of the Fondation Custodia in Paris, the main sponsor of our journal. After his arthistorical studies at the Universities of Leuven and Amsterdam, Alsteens started his career at the Fondation Custodia as a curator, from 2001 to 2006, when he moved to The Metropolitan Museum’s department of Drawings and Prints for 10 years, returning to Europe in 2016 to head the department of Old Master Drawings at Christie’s in London and Paris. Belgian born and thus bilingual Dutch-French and a renowned expert of Old Master drawings with an international network, as well as a former curator very familiar with the Lugt Collection, Alsteens is ideally equipped to succeed Ger Luijten, who unexpectedly passed away on 19 December last year. We wish him and his staff much pleasure and success!

For more information, see the Fondation’s website.