Specialist in Dutch 16th and 17th-Century Drawings, Jane Turner, to Head Rijksmuseum Print Room


AMSTERDAM.- The Rijksmuseum announces that Jane Turner will become Head of the Print Room as from 1 September 2011. She is the fourteenth international expert to strengthen the Rijksmuseum in the run-up to the reopening in 2013. Turner (1956, US) is an internationally renowned art historian and specialist in Dutch 16th and 17th-century drawings with an impressive career to date. At this moment she is editor of New York journal Master Drawings, the most important journal in the field, a position she has held since 2004, and she is also working for London’s Victoria & Albert Museum on the catalogue of Dutch drawings to be published at the end of this year. Taco Dibbits, Director of Rijksmuseum Collections commented, “It’s fantastic news that Jane has agreed to become head of the Print Room in this exciting run-up to the reopening of the Rijksmuseum in 2013. She