Museum press release
The Royal Picture Gallery Mauritshuis is pleased to announce the appointment of Edwin Buijsen (46) as Head of Collections effective 1 September. Buijsen has been working at the RKD (Institute for Art History) in The Hague since 1995, in recent years as Curator of Research and Technical Documentation.
The Collections Department is responsible for the optimal preservation and management of the museum collection, the art historical and technical research on paintings in the collection, and the compilation and organisation of exhibitions.
Edwin Buijsen succeeds Peter van der Ploeg as Head of Collections. Van der Ploeg took on the position of director/publisher of the art division at Waanders Publishers in April. Edwin Buijsen is well acquainted with the Mauritshuis and its collection. He interned and volunteered at the museum while still studying art history at Leiden University. Subsequently, he assisted on projects and exhibitions at the museum for several years. In addition to the Mauritshuis, he has also worked for the RBK (Netherlands Office for Fine Arts) and art dealer Hoogsteder & Hoogsteder. He has been employed by the RKD since 1995; first as Curator of Old Master Painting and as of 2001 as Curator of Research and Technical Documentation. Buijsen has written books and articles on Dutch painting and drawing from the 15th to the 18th century.
CODART congratulates our member with his appointment to this important function.