Head of Paintings and Sculpture
Pieter Roelofs is curator of 17th century Dutch painting at the Rijksmuseum since 2006. Among the exhibition projects he is currently involved in are Asia in Amsterdam (2015, with Peabody Essex Museum, Salem) andHercules Segers(2016, with the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York). One of the research projects he is co-supervising is the Thread Count Automation Project on the Utrecht Caravaggisti. Roelofs participated in the project team refurbishing the 17th century Dutch galleries at the newly reopened Rijksmuseum and curated a variety of exhibitions, including The Limbourg Brothers: Nijmegen Masters at the French Court (1400-1416)(2005, Museum Het Valkhof, Nijmegen), Hendrick Avercamp: Master of the Ice scene (2009, with the National Gallery of Art, Washington DC), Gabriel Metsu (2010, with the National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin / NGA, Washington DC) and Rembrandt, Claudius Civilis (2014). He has published and lectured on a wide range of art historical themes, from the Middle Ages up to the 20th century.