Dr. Anne Margreet As-Vijvers


Senior Curator of Medieval Manuscript Illumination

E: as-vijvers@rkd.nl
T: 070 3339730

Anne Margreet As-Vijvers

Curriculum vitae and duties

Anne Margreet As-Vijvers studied Art History at the University of Amsterdam and followed a subsidiary course on palaeography and codicology at the University of Leiden. In 2002 she obtained her doctorate, cum laude, from the University of Amsterdam with a thesis on Southern Netherlandish manuscript illumination, which was published in 2013 as Re-Making the Margin: The Master of the David Scenes and Flemish Manuscript Painting around 1500. Her book was nominated for the Karel van Mander Prize in 2018.

Since 1999, Anne Margreet has worked as a freelance scholar on the subject of medieval manuscript illumination, specialising in illuminated manuscripts from both the Northern and Southern Netherlands. Operating under the banner Illuminare scribendo – Research and projects in Art History, she conducts research and editorial work for museums, universities and private collectors both in the Netherlands and abroad. She has written about urban and monastic book production, about musical manuscripts for the aristocracy, the use of books of hours in private devotion, as well as the meaning of flowers and other motifs in the border decoration of manuscripts. In 2019 she became involved in the RKD project The Arts in Leiden, her work resulting in an article in Oud Holland about manuscript production in the monastery of Lopsen, near Leiden.

Anne Margreet As-Vijvers joined the RKD as senior curator of Medieval Manuscript Illumination at the start of 2022.

Additional positions

Illuminare scribendo – Research and Projects in Art History

Publications (selection)

  • ‘Manuscript production in the monastery of St Hieronymusdal in Lopsen, near Leiden’. Oud Holland - Journal for Art of the Low Countries (2021, nos. 2/3, volume 134, pp. 69-100)
  • ‘The Grotesque Initials in the Alamire Choirbooks’. Journal of the Alamire Foundation (2019, volume 11, issue 1-2, pp. 13-46, 165-186)
  • with Anne S. Korteweg, Splendour of the Burgundian Netherlands: Southern Netherlandish Illuminated Manuscripts in Dutch Collections (2018)
  • ‘The Missing Miniatures of the Hours of Louis Quarré’. Journal of Historians of Netherlandish Art (vol. 10.1, 2018)
  • ‘Middeleeuwse handschriften uit Groningse kloosters – Feldwerd’, in: Schriftgeheimen. Opstellen over schrift en schriftcultuur, edited by M. Hogenbirk & L. Kuitert (2017), pp. 247-269
  • The Tuliba Manuscripts. Catalogue of Manuscripts and Miniatures from the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries (2014)
  • Re-Making the Margin: The Master of the David Scenes and Flemish Manuscript Painting around 1500 (2013)
  • ‘Weaving Mary’s Chaplet: the Representation of the Rosary in Late Medieval Flemish Manuscript Illumination’, in: Weaving, Veiling, and Dressing. Textiles and their Metaphors in the Late Middle Ages, edited by K.M. Rudy and B. Baert (2007)