Dr. Angela Jager


Curator Dutch and Flemish Old Master Painting

E: jager@rkd.nl 
T: 070 3339725

Angela Jager

Curriculum vitae and duties

Angela Jager completed the bachelor Art History and the research master Art Studies at the University of Amsterdam (UvA). After receiving her PhD on the mass market for history paintings in seventeenth-century Amsterdam (UvA, 2016), she spent two years working as postdoctoral researcher at the Centre for Art Technological Studies (CATS) at the Statens Museum for Kunst in Copenhagen, followed by three years at the University of Geneva. In the latter role, she worked on the Visiting the Golden Age database. Her dissertation was published under the title The Mass Market for History Paintings in Seventeenth-Century Amsterdam: Production, Distribution and Consumption (Amsterdam 2020) and together with Marije Osnabrugge she wrote the book Op bezoek in de Republiek: reisverslagen uit de zeventiende en achttiende eeuw (Zwolle 2022). She published articles in volumes, including Many Antwerp Hands: Collaborations in Netherlandish Art (Turnhout 2021) and Questioning Pictorial Genres in Dutch Seventeenth-Century Art (Turnhout 2021), and journals such as JHNA, Oud Holland and Kroniek van het Rembrandthuis

As of 1 November 2021, Angela Jager is Curator of Dutch and Flemish Old Master Painting at the RKD – Netherlands Institute for Art History. She is working on a collection catalogue of the Dutch and Flemish old master paintings from The Nivaagaard Collection and the exhibition Rembrandt Reunited (The Nivaagaard Collection, 3 September - 10 November). In addition, she leads the Marks on Art: Paintings database project. Angela Jager also co-organizes the Summer Institute for Netherlandish art, alongside partner institutes Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, the Center for Netherlandish Art at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and the Harvard Art Museums. 

Extra-curricular activities

Angela Jager is European Liaison of the Historians of Netherlandish Art (HNA) and hosts the HNA podcast together with Marsely Kehoe. 

Publications (selection)