The RKD ─ Netherlands Institute for Art History and the University of Amsterdam have announced the appointment of dr. Elmer Kolfin as the RKD’s new leader of its research program Moving Masters. Art & artists from the Low Countries in international dialogue, c. 1500-1940. Elmer Kolfin will start his one-year appointment on 1 February 2018.
Dr. Kolfin received his PhD. cum laude at Leiden University with his dissertation, The young gentry at play (2005). He specializes in paintings and prints of the ‘long Golden Age,’ and has published widely on different topics, including: the Oranjezaal in Huis ten Bosch, the Batavian Series in the Town Hall of Amsterdam, the iconography of black slavery, print publishers, Jan van Huysum and more generally on the relationship between the production and social functions of works of art.
For more information: https://rkd.nl/nl/over-het-rkd/actueel/nieuws/409-rkd-verwelkomt-elmer-kolfin-als-nieuwe-medewerker