The National Gallery of Ireland in Dublin announced the appointment of Dr. Lizzie Marx as Curator of Dutch and Flemish Art.
Marx received her doctorate at the University of Cambridge with the thesis Visualising, Perceiving, and Interpreting Smell in Seventeenth-Century Dutch Art. She also holds a BA (Hons) and MPhil from the University of Cambridge. She has worked on various exhibition projects of Dutch and Flemish art, including the 2021 exhibition Fleeting – Scents in Color at the Mauritshuis, The Hague, and exhibitions at the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, and the University Library, Cambridge. She was the 2018–2019 Andrew W. Mellon Fellow at the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, where she undertook doctoral research and initiated a scientific project analyzing paint binders in Dutch painting.
Prior to joining the National Gallery of Ireland, Marx was a post-doctoral researcher on the Horizon 2020 Odeuropa project, where she collaborated with computer scientists to use AI to source historic imagery related to smell, and to incorporate the olfactory in museum and heritage initiatives. The results are published in the June 2022 issue of the American Historical Review. Marx has published on Pieter Bruegel the Elder in Changing Satire: Transformations and Continuities in Europe, 1600–1830 (Manchester University Press, 2022), and Michaelina Wautier in the 2018 exhibition catalogue, Michaelina Wautier 1604–1689: Glorifying a Forgotten Talent, in addition to the Fleeting – Scents in Colour exhibition publication. Her research is also published in The Public Domain Review. Marx has lectured and presented research papers on Dutch and Flemish art widely in Europe and North America. She currently sits on the Board of the Historians of Netherlandish Art. At the National Gallery of Ireland, Marx will be developing research and exhibition projects relating to the Gallery’s collection, which includes works by Johannes Vermeer, Rembrandt van Rijn, and Peter Paul Rubens.