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Mayken Jonkman, LLM, MA

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Mayken Jonkman, LLM, MA
Curator of Nineteenth-Century Art

Curriculum Vitae and duties

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.


Additional positions

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).


Publications (selection)

  • ‘“Mille complimens et amities”. Friendships in the making of Gerard van Spaendonck’s Parisian career’, Nederlands Kunsthistorische Jaarboek 70 (2020) , P. Chapman, B. Ramakers, J. Woodall (eds.), Ars Amicitia: Friendship in Netherlandish Art, pp. xx-xx (forthcoming)
  • ‘The seduction of a young artist in Paris. The case of the Dutch artist Frederik Hendrik Kaemmerer and Goupil et cie’, in: France Nerlich, Eleonora Vratskidou (eds.), Disrupting Schools. Transnational Art Education in the nineteenth Century, Turnhout (Brepols) 2020
  • ‘Parijs in de 19de eeuw, centrum van de kunstwereld’, in: Mayken Jonkman (red.), Nederlanders in Parijs 1789-1914, Bussum 2017, pp. 10-29
  • ‘“En iedereen staat stil”. De aansprekende etalage van de Amsterdamse kunsthandel Frans Buffa & Zonen’, in: Sylvia Alting van Geusau, Mayken Jonkman, Aukje Vergeest (red.), Kunsthandel Frans Buffa & Zonen 1790-1951. Schoonheid te koop, Den Haag / Zwolle 2016, pp. 15-29
  • ‘Feesten en relaties. Mesdag als cultureel entrepreneur’, in: Maite van Dijk, Mayken Jonkman, Renske Suijver (red.), Hendrik Willem Mesdag. Kunstenaar, verzamelaar, entrepreneur, Bussum 2015, pp. 111-120
  • 'Couleur Locale. Het schildersatelier en de status van de kunstenaar´, in: Mayken Jonkman, Eva Geudeker (red.), Mythen van het Atelier. Werkplaats en atelierpraktijk van de negentiende-eeuwse Nederlandse kunstenaar, Zwolle 2010, pp. 13-37