RKD Netherland Institute for art History
Mayken Jonkman studied art history at the University of Amsterdam where she specliased in Dutch nineteenth-century art in the international context. She also studied Law at the University of Utrecht with the specialisation authors' rights in the museal context.
She has worked as curator of nineteenth-century art for the RKD – Netherlands Institute for Art History since 2005. She has published articles on various subjects including on nineteenth-century collectors, the image of the artist and studio practices. Jonkman is currently carrying out research into the art dealers Frans Buffa & Sons which will result in an exhibition in museum Singer Laren and a publication at the end of 2016. She is also worked on a dissertation on Dutch artists who travelled to Paris in the nineteenth century. This led to a publication at the end of 2017 and an exhibition in the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, thereafter presented at the Petit Palais in Paris.
Mayken Jonkman is board member of the European Society for Nineteenth Century Art (ESNA), the Van Baarenstichting (Van Baaren Foundation) and the Siebe Johannes ten Catestichting (Siebe Johannes ten Cate Foundation).