About the authors
Rieke van Leeuwen is Project Manager of the Gerson Digital Project at the RKD sinds 2013. She studied Art History at the University of Groningen, was curator at the Mauritshuis until 1994 and Head of Digital Collections at the RKD until 2014.
Juliette Roding is Lecturer in Art and Architectural History at Leiden University. Her research focuses on the cultural interactions between the Netherlands and the North and Baltic Sea areas in the period 1550-1800. Her publications include Christiaan IV (1588-1648). Architectuur en stedenbouw vann een Luthers vorst (diss. 1991) and Pieter Isaacsz (1568-1625). Court Painter, Art Dealer and Spy (co-editor, 2007). At present she prepares – with an international group of researchers – a publication on the Dutch-Danish court painter Karel van Mander III (1609-1670) and his networks (Frederiksborg Research Series, Hillerød, forthcoming 2015).
Mikael Bøgh Rasmussen, PhD in Art History. Presently employed as HM The Queen’s Reference Librarian at The Royal Danish Collection. Former employments at The Danish National Art Library, The Museum of National History at Frederiksborg Castle and the National Gallery of Denmark. Primary fields of research are Early Modern prints and drawings, in particular German and Danish, Early Modern court culture and Early Modern images of the Ottoman Empire and the Islamic world. Among the most important publications are German drawings before 1540 (Copenhagen 2000) and Melchior Lorck Vol. I-V (with Erik Fischer and Ernst Jonas Bencard, Copenhagen 2009ff.)
David Burmeister, PhD in Art History at the University of Copenhagen and specialized in Dutch landscape drawings of the early 17th Century. He is curator at National Museum of Denmark, Copenhagen, where he works for Denmark’s Churches, with a special interest in 17th- and 19th-century altarpieces.
Jan Kosten Studied Art History at the University of Leiden. After a brief period as a volunteer at the Department of Iconclass at Leiden, he worked several years at the Leiden Print room on the digitization of collection till the end of 1992. From March 1993 he did the same at the Department of Old Netherlandish Art of the RKD. As of 2000 he became Curator of 17c. Flemish and Dutch History Painting and Flemish Portraiture at the RKD. He retired on 1 October 2014 and is now working as a volunteer on the Gerson Digital Project.
Michael North is Professor and Chair of Modern History at the University of Greifswald and Honorary Doctor of the University of Tartu. His recent books include The Baltic: A History, Cambridge (Mass.) 2015 and Mediating Netherlandish Art and Material Culture in Asia, Amsterdam 2014 (ed. together with Thomas DaCosta Kaufmann).
Jørgen Wadum is Director of Conservation at Statens Museum for Kunst (SMK), and Director of the Centre for Art Technological Studies and Conservation (CATS), Copenhagen. He additionally holds the position as Professor in Conservation & Restoration at the Faculty of Humanities, University of Amsterdam. From 1990 through 2004 he was Chief Conservator at the Mauritshuis, The Hague. He was a founding member of ArtMatters: International Journal for Technical Art History, and he has published and lectured extensively internationally on subjects related to technical art history.