Marijke Heslenfeld, MA

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Marijke Heslenfeld, MA
Information Specialist Van Gogh World Wide

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Susanna and the elders, ca. 1635-1647; 1647 gedateerd
Berlin, Gemäldegalerie (Staatliche Museen zu [..]

Curriculum vitae and duties

Marijke Heslenfeld studied art history at the University of Utrecht. She graduated in 2011 with a thesis on the Prix de Rome trip of the artist Nicolaas van der Waay (1855-1936). During her study Marijke had a temporary position as cataloguer for the department Old Masters & Nineteenth Centry Art at the auction house Christie’s. In this position she was responsible for the information on art works in the auction catalogues. In 2012 Marijke began working for the RKD at the department Old Netherlandish Paintings. She occupies herself with the structure of the images archive and entered art historical data on old Netherlandish paintings in the RKD database. Early 2014 Marijke became project staff member of The Rembrandt Database. She carries out art historical research into Rembrandt paintings and processes images and texts into the database that result from material technical research and restorations. This requires close collaboration with various museum partners from all over the world, including the Gemälde Gallery in Berlin, The National Gallery in Washington and the Hermitage in Saint Petersburg.

Publications (selection)

- 'De Victory’ van Nederland: titelinterpretaties van Mondriaans laatste schilderij', Article. Titel en betekenis, 6 (mei 2011), p. 30-37
- 'Zo gaan er dertien in een dozijn'. Johannes Croon, dozijnschilder in Amsterdam ‘collegiale bijdragen over landschappen, marines en architectuur’, Zwolle 2013, p. 199-210 (met Charles Dumas (red.), Liber Amicorum Marijke de Kinkelder)
- ‘The Rembrandt Database', Origine 23 (2015) 2, p. 38-39 (met N. Garthoff)