The conference about digital strategies in heritage

2 - 3 December 2013
De Doelen, Rotterdam

Taco Dibbits

Keynote speaker - Head of Rijksmuseum Collections

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Taco Dibbits (1968) is an art historian (Amsterdam Free University - VU) and first came to the as curator of 17th-century painting in 2002. In 2006 he became head of the department of Fine and Decorative Arts at the Rijksmuseum. In this capacity he has led a team of curators of paintings, sculpture, applied art and Asiatic art at the Rijksmuseum. He was instrumental in acquiring Jan Steen’s remarkable Burgomaster of Delft, and was closely involved in the successful Rembrandt-Caravaggio exhibition of 2006. Since he began working at the Rijksmuseum, Dibbits has played an important role in developing the layout of the New Rijksmuseum. As with the Rijksstudio: an innovative digital application where a big part of the Rijksmuseum collection is available to everyone for free. Since June 2008 Taco is Director of Collections at the Rijksmuseum. Taco Dibbits is also a contributing author to the books Dutch Drawings of the Seventeenth Century in the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam: Artists Born Between 1580 and 1600 (1997) and Rembrandt - Caravaggio (2006).

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