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Dr. Thomas Kren Curator Emeritus, Manuscripts and Former Associate Directfor Collections, J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, California, USA


Associate Member of CODART since 2023

Member of CODART from 2008 through 2015

Areas of specialization

  • 15th- and 16th-century Netherlandish and French Manuscript illumination
  • 17th-century Netherlandish painters in Italy

Exhibitions curated since 1999

Selected publications

The Renaissance Nude
Exhibition catalogue, edited by Thomas Kren with Jill Burke and Stephen J. Campbell and with the assistance of Andrea Herrera and Thomas DePasquale, The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, 2018.

Italian Illuminated Manuscripts in the J. Paul Getty Museum
Los Angeles, revised ed., 2015 – co-author with Kurt Barstow.

Illuminated Manuscripts from Belgium and the Netherlands in the J. Paul Getty Museum
Los Angeles, 2010.

Grosse Bibliotheken der Welt – Schaetze  des J. Paul Getty Museums, Los Angeles
Lucerne, Switzerland, 2009.

Illuminated Manuscripts from Germany and Central Europe in the J. Paul Getty Museum
Los Angeles, 2009.

French Illuminated Manuscripts in the J. Paul Getty Museum
Los Angeles, 2007.

Flemish Manuscript Painting in Context: Recent Research
Los Angeles, 2006- co-editor with Elizabeth Morrison.

A Masterpiece Reconstructed: The Hours of Louis XII by Jean Bourdichon
Exhibition catalogue, The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles and the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 2005-2006- editor and contributor

Italian Illuminated Manuscripts in the J. Paul Getty Museum
Los Angeles, 2005- co-author with Kurt Barstow.

Illuminating the Renaissance: The Triumph of Flemish Painting in Manuscripts,1467-1561
Los Angeles, 2003 – co-editor and primary author with Scot McKendrick.

Margaret of York, Simon Marmion and The Visions of Tondal
Symposium papers, Malibu, 1992 – editor and contributor.

The Visions of Tondal from the Library of Margaret of York
Malibu, 1990 – co-author with Roger Wieck

Simon Bening’s Flemish Calendar:  Complete Facsimile of Munich Bayerische Staatsbibliothek Clm. 23638
Faksimile Verlag-Luzern, 1988; Johannes Rathofer contributed an essay.

Renaissance Painting in Manuscripts:  Treasures from the British Library
Exhibition catalogue, New York, 1983 –editor and primary author.

Essays in Northern European Art:  Festschrift in Honor of Egbert Haverkamp-Begemann
Editorial committee member, Doornspijk, 1983.

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