Rembrandt and Leiden: New Perspectives Symposium

This panel discussion was part of the symposium, Rembrandt and Leiden: New Perspectives that took place at Agnes Etherington Art Centre on 8 November 2019. The symposium featured new research by international scholars on Rembrandt and his circle, Leiden and Dutch culture in the seventeenth century, connecting the exhibition Leiden circa 1630: Rembrandt Emerges with new perspectives on the artist and his era.

Scholars include Jonathan Bikker, Jef Schaeps and Mart van Duijn, Andrew Weislogel and Arthur der Weduwen. Hosted by Dr Stephanie Dickey, Professor of Art History and Bader Chair in Northern Baroque Art at Queen’s University


Speaker Biographies

Jonathan Bikker has worked at the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam since 2001, where, as Research Curator, he is primarily responsible for cataloguing the museum’s holdings of seventeenth-century Dutch paintings. He has contributed to a number of Rijksmuseum exhibition catalogues and was co-curator of the exhibitions Late Rembrandt (2014/15) and High Society (2018).

Arthur der Weduwen is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of St Andrews, and a specialist in the history of media, news and the book. His first major project was the compilation of the first bibliography of seventeenth-century Dutch newspapers, for which he received three prizes, and which was published in 2017 by Brill in a two-volume set.

Jef Schaeps studied Art History at the universities of Groningen and Leiden and is presently Curator of Prints and Drawings at Leiden University Libraries.

Mart van Duijn has an education in History and Archival Science, holds a PhD in the field of Medieval Book History, and is currently Curator of Western Manuscripts and Archives at Leiden University Libraries.

Andrew Weislogel is the Seymour R. Askin, Jr. ’47 Curator of Earlier European and American Art at Cornell University’s Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art. Dr Weislogel has organized numerous exhibitions at the Johnson, including Etchings by Rembrandt from the Collection of S. William Pelletier (2004); The New and Unknown World: Exploration and Trade in the Dutch Golden Age (2011); and most recently Lines of Inquiry: Learning from Rembrandt’s Etchings (2017), whose catalogue was awarded the 2019 Alfred H. Barr Jr. Prize at College Art Association.

Image Credits

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