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Ger Luijten leaves the Rijksmuseum to become director of the Fondation Custodia

From the NRC newspaper, 12 January 2010

Ger Luijten, head of the Rijksprentenkabinet of the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, leaves the museum to become director of the Fondation Custodia in Paris as of 1 May. He succeeds Mària van Berge-Gerbaud.

The Fondation Custodia is partner of the Institut Néerlandais, that was founded in Paris in 1956 on the initiative of the art Collector Frits Lugt. The Fondation manages his extensive collection of drawings and prints, paintings, sculpture, books and artist’s letters.

The Lugt collection is housed in the 18th-century Hôtel Turgot, where a staff of 12 works on curating, research and presentation of the collection. Luijten will lead that team. He has been working in the Rijksprentenkabinet since 1990.

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