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Peter van den Brink Former Director of the Aachen City Museums, Suermondt-Ludwig-Museum in Aachen, Germany


Associate Member of CODART since 2021

Member of CODART from 1998 to 2021

Peter van den Brink retired in September 2021.

Areas of specialization

  • Early Netherlandish painting, drawing and stained glass
  • 17th-century Dutch painting and drawings, in particular portraits and history painting
  • Provenance research, in particular Nazi-era provenance
  • History of collecting during the 19th century
  • Technical art history, in particular Infrared reflectography (IRR)

Exhibitions curated since 1999

CODART publications

Brenda Eijkenaar, “In close proximity to TEFAF: Peter van den Brink Interviewed”, CODARTfeatures, March 2012.

Selected publications


 “Joos van Cleve and Albrecht Dürer: a hypothetical relationship”
Peter van den Brink
Article in Journal of the National Museum of Warsaw, new series 11, 47 (2023), pp. 121-220


“The Stigmatization of Saint Francis by Joos van Cleve: A New Discovery
Peter van den Brink
Essay in Tributes to Maryan W. Ainsworth. Collaborative Spirit: Essays on Northern European Art, 1350–1650, edited by Anna Koopstra, Joshua Waterman, Christine Seidel, pp. 278-295
London/Turnhout (Harvey Miller/Brepols) 2022

“The crucifixion of 1507 by Jacob Cornelisz – an early Netherlandish Masterpiece”
Peter van den Brink
Essay in Dürer Unseen, edited by Giulia Bartrum, pp. 67-92
Londen (Agnews publication) 2022

More selected publications by Peter van den Brink (PDF file, 2023)

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