Adriaan E. Waiboer has been appointed Head of Collections and Research at the National Gallery of Ireland (NGI). In his new role, Waiboer will focus on delivering the strategic priorities for the care and safeguard of the national collection and develop strategies to increase access to the collections, both onsite and online. He will also provide leadership on the exhibitions, loans, acquisitions, research programs of the National Gallery of Ireland.
Adriaan Waiboer was previously the NGI’s Head Curator (2016) and Curator of Northern European Art (since 2004). He has organized a number of exhibitions, among them Northern Nocturnes: Nightscapes in the Age of Rembrandt (2005) and Vermeer, Fabritius & De Hooch: Three Masterpieces from Delft (2009). In 2010–11, he curated the exhibition on Gabriel Metsu, which was followed in 2012, by the publication of his monograph with catalogue raisonné. In recent years, Adriaan Waiboer has curated and coordinated the exhibition Vermeer and the Masters of Genre Paintings: Inspiration and Rivalry, which is currently on show at the Musée du Louvre, Paris and will open in the National Gallery of Ireland in June 2017.
Waiboer has been a member of CODART since 2004 and served as chair of the program committee until 2015. In 2010 he featured as curator in the spotlight on our website. The article offers a closer look at the collection of the National Gallery of Ireland and Waiboer’s work as a curator. Please find the text through the link.
We would like to congratulate Adriaan Waiboer with his new position and wish him every success in his new role at the National Gallery of Ireland.