Dr. Michael Kwakkelstein to become Director of the Dutch University Institute for Art History …
Institute professor and associate academic director Dr. Michael W. Kwakkelstein has accepted the prestigious position of Director of the Dutch University Institute for Art History in Florence, effective September 1th. This highly competitive position is awarded on manifest merit to a scholar whom is deemed worthy to represent the Netherlands internationally. Professor Kwakkelstein will remain on the faculty at the Institute at Palazzo Rucellai, and teach one or two courses each semester, forging close relations between our school and the Dutch Institute for Art History and promoting projects in common.
The Dutch University Institute for Art History in Florence, founded in 1958, promotes research on Italian art, on Dutch and Flemish art and artists in Italy and on the rich tradition of artistic exchange and mutual influence between Italy and the North. It provides scholars and students from the Netherlands and elsewhere with accommodation, research and publication opportunities and the use of its library in a city with extraordinary resources for art historical research and international academic training and exchange. In addition the Institute publishes scholarly works and organizes lectures, conferences and exhibitions.
The Dutch University Institute for Art History in Florence is part of the University of Utrecht and is
administered by the Executive Committee of the Nederlandse Wetenschappelijke Instituten in het Buitenland (Dutch Academic Institutes Abroad), consisting of representatives from the Board of Governors from the six participating universities, namely, the University of Amsterdam, The Free University of Amsterdam, the University of Groningen, the University of Leiden, Radboud University Nijmegen and the University of Utrecht. In determining and evaluating policy, the Dutch University Institute for Art History is assisted by a Scientific Advisory Boardeund (WAR), which consists of staff members from the participating universities and representatives from affiliated.