RKD Netherland Institute for art History
Anita Hopmans studied art history at the University of Utrecht with a major in Iconology and Art Theory. Thereafter she worked as an art history lecturer, researcher at the Dutch Organisation for Scientific Studies (Nederlandse Organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek, NWO) and as research employee and guest curator at the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam.
She has worked since 2014 as Head of the Department of Collections & Research at the RKD – Netherlands Institute for Art History. Hopmans has published on various nineteenth and twentieth-century subjects, such as the iconography of the paintings of Eugène Delacroix in the Bourbon Palace in Paris, studio practices, restitution research, and the set up of the collection of the Boijmans Van Beuningen Museum. As editor-in-chief of the RKD Source series she was responsible for the publication of letters by Bram van Velde and Jan Mankes.
As guest curator she was responsible for research and for various (inter)national exhibitions, including Jan Sluijters 1881-1957. Water Colours and Drawings, Noordbrabants Museum, ’s Hertogenbosch (1991), The Unkown Van Dongen. Early and fauvistic drawings 1895-1912 / Van Dongen recoveries. The ouevre on paper (1996-1997), and The large eyes of Kees van Dongen / Van Dongen, Fauvistic, anarchist and sophisticated (2010-2011).