CODART member Ilona van Tuinen has been appointed as Head of the Print Room of the Rijksmuseum. Effective May 2022, she succeeds Jane Turner, who retired in November 2020.
Ilona van Tuinen is a specialist in Dutch drawings of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. She studied Art History at the University of Amsterdam, where she gained her Master’s with honors in 2009. Following her graduation and an internship at the Rijksmuseum, she held positions at the Morgan Library & Museum in New York as its Annette and Oscar de la Renta Assistant Curator (2015-18), Fondation Custodia at the Frits Lugt Collection in Paris (2014-15) and The Leiden Collection in New York (2011-14). Van Tuinen also worked at Museum De Lakenhal in Leiden from 2010 to 2011. In 2018 she was appointed curator of sixteenth- and seveneenth-century drawings at the Rijksmuseum’s Print Room.
The Print Room
The Rijksmuseum’s Print Room has an international focus with an emphasis on Dutch prints and drawings from the seventeenth century, and in recent years great efforts have been made to assemble a representative collection of twentieth-century Dutch prints and drawings. The collection also includes many important nineteenth- and twentieth-century photographs and Japanese prints. The Print Room collection comprises some 800,000 works on paper.