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RKD Appoints Angela Jager as Curator of Dutch and Flemish Old Master Painting

On 1 November 2021, Angela Jager has been appointed as the new Curator of Dutch and Flemish Old Master Painting of the RKD – Netherlands Institute for Art History. Alongside her regular tasks, Angela Jager will be working on a new project: a collection catalogue of the Dutch and Flemish old master paintings from the Nivaagaards Malerisamling in Denmark, together with Jørgen Wadum (Nivaagaards Malerisamling).

Angela Jager (photo: RKD)

In 2016, Angela Jager received her PhD at the University of Amsterdam for her research on the mass market for history paintings in seventeenth-century Amsterdam. She spent two years working as postdoctoral researcher at the Statens Museum for Kunst in Copenhagen, researching a large private collection of old master paintings. Since 2019, she has been working as a researcher at the University of Geneva. In this capacity, she contributed to the RKD-database Visiting the Golden Age. Angela’s first monograph The Mass Market for History Paintings in Seventeenth-Century Amsterdam came out in 2020 (Amsterdam University Press). She has published among others in the journals Oud Holland and JHNA, and contributed to several exhibition catalogues and edited volumes.