Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

History of Art Research Seminar Series

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TORCH, Radcliffe Humanities Building, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Woodstock Road OX2 6GG


Drawing in metalpoint in Northern Europe: from Jan van Eyck to Rembrandt with speaker An Van Camp, Ashmolean Museum

An Van Camp is the Christopher Brown Assistant Keeper of Northern European Art at the Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology at the University of Oxford. She is the curator of the Dutch, Flemish and German collections, including paintings, prints and drawings. An has also been elected Fellow of St Cross College in Oxford.

Born and bred in Antwerp, An studied History, Archaeology, Art History and Museum Studies at the University of Leuven and at University College London. She joined the Department of Prints and Drawings at the British Museum in 2006 as Cataloguer of the Dutch and Flemish Prints during which she created almost 15,000 records for the Museum’s online database. In 2010 she was appointed Assistant Keeper of Dutch and Flemish Drawings and Prints at the British Museum during which she curated two displays: Preparatory Drawings by Adriaen van Ostade and David Teniers the Younger (2010) and Printed Paintings: Etchings by Hercules Segers (2012). For the past two years she was also Lead Curator of the Asahi Shimbun Displays at the British Museum, completing seven Object in Focus shows. Most recently she co-curated a major exhibition, Drawing in Silver and Gold: Leonardo da Vinci to Jasper Johns.