The Rijksmuseum announces the appointment of Friso Lammertse as Curator of 17th-Century Painting. As of 1 March 2020, Friso and Jonathan Bikker will co-manage the museum’s 17th-century Dutch painting collection, the largest of its kind in the world.
Friso will be involved in a variety of exhibitions as well as research projects such as Operation Night Watch. He succeeds Pieter Roelofs, who has been appointed as Head of Paintings and Sculpture at the Rijksmuseum in 2018.
Friso Lammertse was until recently Chair of the CODART Program Committee and has been a member of CODART since 1998. Friso studied Art History at the University of Amsterdam. From 1992 onwards he was Curator of Old Master Paintings and Sculpture at Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam, where he worked on numerous major exhibitions, such as Uylenburgh & Son (Rembrandt House Museum / Dulwich Picture Gallery, 2006), Dutch Primitives: Paintings from the Late Middle Ages (2008), The Road to Van Eyck (2012), The Young Van Dyck (Museo National de Prado, Madrid 2012) and Pure Rubens (2018).
Keep an eye on our features for a special interview with Friso about his new appointment. Coming soon!