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Rembrandt van Rijn, Self-Portrait, about 1629, oil on panel, 44.5 cm x 34.2, Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields, Courtesy of The Clowes Fund, C10063. From the exhibition Leiden circa 1630: Rembrandt Emerges.
Friday 8 November 2019
2–6 pm

This symposium will feature 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. All are welcome to attend; light refreshments will be provided.

This event is free; register below to save your spot.

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Confirmed speakers:

Jonathan Bikker, “Rembrandt ca. 1630: The Rebel Emerges”
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, “Trading Books in the Age of Rembrandt “
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.

J.M.P. Schaeps and J.M van Duijn,  “The education of a genius. Rembrandt and Leiden University”
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, “The WIRE Project: Crowd-Sourcing Watermark Identification toward a Broader Understanding of Rembrandt’s Etchings”


More details and a schedule of talks will be posted shortly.