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An Van Camp

Christopher Brown Assistant Keeper of Northern European Art
Department of Western Art
Ashmolean Museum (University of Oxford)
Oxford OX1 2PH
Tel. +44 (0)1865278046
e-Mail: an.vancamp@ashmus.ox.ac.uk

Fellow of St Cross College


Short curriculum vitae

An Van Camp is the curator responsible for the Northern European School, including Dutch, Flemish and German prints, drawings and paintings. She joined the Western Art Department at the Ashmolean in September 2015. Previously she worked in the Department of Prints and Drawings at the British Museum: 2006-2010 as Cataloguer of the Dutch and Flemish prints before 1900 (during which she created almost 15,000 records for the Museum’s online database) and 2010-2015 as Curator of Dutch and Flemish Prints and Drawings.

She studied History, Archaeology, Art History and Museum Studies at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium) and at University College London.

  • Member of the programme committee of CODART (International Network for Curators of Art from the Low Countries)
  • Laureate of the Christoffel Plantin Prize in 2013

Current Projects

  • Curator of the Display "Sensation: Rembrandt’s First Paintings" (16 September – 27 November 2016)
  • Co-curator of the exhibition, The Young Rembrandt, focusing on the first ten years of Rembrandt's career (Museum De Lakenhal, Leiden, Autumn 2019; Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, Spring 2020).
  • Researching and cataloguing around 20,000 prints, bequeathed to the University of Oxford by Francis Douce in 1843 and transferred from the Bodleian Library to the Ashmolean Museum in 2003.
  • Researching around 1,500 drawings made in the Netherlands, Flanders, Belgium and Germany from the fifteenth century to the late nineteenth century and developing comprehensive records on the Ashmolean Museum’s online database; including the preparation of a collections catalogue.

Previous projects

  • Co-curator of the exhibition, Drawing in Silver and Gold: Leonardo to Jasper Johns, focusing on drawings made in the metalpoint technique (National Gallery of Art, Washington, 3 May – 26 July 2015; The British Museum, 10 September – 6 December 2015).
  • Creating online catalogue records on the British Museum’s online database for about 15,000 Dutch and Flemish prints from the fifteenth century to the early twentieth century.
  • Researching over 8,000 drawings made in the Netherlands, Flanders and Belgium from the fifteenth century to the late nineteenth century and developing comprehensive records on the British Museum’s online database.
  • Lead Curator of the Asahi Shimbun Object in Focus Display, Scanning Sobek: Mummy of the Crocodile God  (The British Museum, Room 3, December 2015 – February 2016)
  • Lead Curator of the Asahi Shimbun Object in Focus Display, Manga Now: Three Generations  (The British Museum, Room 3, September – November 2015)
  • Lead Curator of the Asahi Shimbun Object in Focus Display, Music, celebration and healing: The Sudanese lyre (The British Museum, Room 3, June – August 2015)
  • Lead Curator of the Asahi Shimbun Object in Focus Display, Larrakitj: Aboriginal memorial poles by Wukun Wanambi (The British Museum, Room 3, March – May 2015)
  • Lead Curator of the Asahi Shimbun Object in Focus Display, Africa defies Rome: The Meroe Head of Emperor Augustus (The British Museum, Room 3, December 2014 – February 2015)
  • Lead Curator of the Asahi Shimbun Object in Focus Display, Dürer’s Paper Triumph: The arch of the Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I (The British Museum, Room 3, September – November 2014)
  • Lead Curator of the Asahi Shimbun Object in Focus Display, Dressed to Impress: netsuke and Japanese men’s fashion (The British Museum, Room 3, June – August 2014)
  • Co-curator of the exhibition, Recent acquisitions: Arcimboldo to Kitaj (The British Museum, Room 90, 30 May – 1 September 2013)
  • Curator of the display, Printed Paintings: Etchings by Hercules Segers (The British Museum, 6 January – 16 May 2012).
  • Curator of the display, Preparatory drawings by Adriaen van Ostade and David Teniers the Younger, on the occasion of the 400th anniversary of their births (The British Museum, 23 August – 19 December 2010).
  • Updating the provenances of the Rembrandt etchings on the British Museum’s online database.
    • Recent publications

      An Van Camp, Sensation: Rembrandt's First Paintings, Oxford, 2016 [exhibition booklet].

      An Van Camp, [Review: Freyda Spira with Peter Parshall, “The Power of Prints: The Legacy of William M. Ivins and A. Hyatt Mayor”, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 2016], in The Burlington Magazine 158 (October 2016), p.833.

      An Van Camp, ‘The Entombment’, in Pilar Silva Maroto (ed.), El Bosco, exhibition catalogue Museo del Prado Madrid, Madrid, 2016, cat. no. 20.

      An Van Camp, Multiple catalogue entries, in Stijn Alsteens and Adam Eaker (eds.), Van Dyck: The Anatomy of Portraiture, exhibition catalogue The Frick Collection New York, New York, 2016, cat. nos. 28/29/30/51/52/62/63/75/76/77/78/80/81/97.

      An Van Camp, ‘The Use of Goldpoint and Silverpoint in the Fifteenth Century’, in Albert J Elen and Friso Lammertse (eds.), An Eyckian Crucifixion Explored: Ten Essays on a Drawing, Rotterdam, 2016, pp.44-57

      An Van Camp, ‘Metalpoint drawings in the Low Countries in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries’, in H. Chapman and S. Sell (eds.), Drawing in Silver and Gold, exhibition catalogue National Gallery of Art Washington and The British Museum London, New Haven, 2015, pp.144-187.

      An Van Camp, ‘Metalpoint drawing in the Low Countries’, in CODART eZine 6 (Summer 2015). http://ezine.codart.nl/17/issue/53/artikel/metalpoint-drawings-from-the-low-countries/?id=297

      An Van Camp, ‘Dibujar en plata y oro: Hendrick Goltzius fue un avezado expert en la tecnica de la punta metalica’, in Tendencias del Mercado del Arte 82 (April 2015), pp.38-39.

      An Van Camp, [Review: Richard Verdi, “Rembrandt’s themes: Life into art”, New Haven and London, 2014], in The British Museum Magazine 81 (Spring/Summer 2015), p.60.

      An Van Camp, ‘Curator’s Choice: Hercules Segers’ Landscape with the Pine Branch’, in The British Museum Magazine 81 (Spring/Summer 2015), p.64.

      An Van Camp, ‘Benelux Bonanza’ [Review: Christopher White and Jane Shoaf Turner, “Dutch & Flemish Drawings in the Victoria and Albert Museum”, London, 2014], in The Arts Newspaper 262 (November 2014), p.88.

      An Van Camp, ‘Dominant Powers’, in The British Museum Magazine 79 (Autumn 2014), p.12.

      An Van Camp, ‘Jan Brueghel the Younger and the Nuremberg drawings’, in Delineavit et Sculpsit 36 (2013), pp.22-43.

      An Van Camp, in M. Neumeister (ed.), 'Breughel: Gemälde von Jan Brueghel der Ältere’, exhibition catalogue Alte Pinakothek Munich, 2013, cat.no. 45 and 67.

      An Van Camp, 'Robert Dighton and his spurious collectors’ marks on Rembrandt prints in the British Museum, London', in The Burlington Magazine 155 (2013), pp.88-94.

      An Van Camp, ‘Popular Sayings’, in The British Museum Magazine 75 (Spring/Summer 2013), pp.48-49.

      An Van Camp, ‘Frans Pannekoek’, in Print Quarterly 29 (2012), pp.441-442.

      An Van Camp, ‘Proverbs’, in The British Museum Magazine 73 (Autumn 2012), p.12.

      An Van Camp, ‘Tour around Antwerp’, in The British Museum Magazine 72 (Spring/Summer 2012), pp.46-47.

      An Van Camp, ‘James Hughes Anderdon's Collectanea Biographica: An extraordinary collection in the Keeper's Office’, in Print Quarterly 28 (2011), pp.410-414.

      An Van Camp, ‘Etchings by drawings collector Nicolaes Flinck (1646-1723)’, in Print Quarterly 27 (2010), pp. 371-381.