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I received my Ph.D. in Dutch and Flemish Art from the Institute of Fine Arts, NYU, in 1997. As Head of Photoarchive Research at The Frick Collection and Art Reference Library in New York, I am interested in technologies and methodologies to aid researchers access and benefit from the rich trove of information available about the works of art represented by the photoarchive’s roughly 1.2 million images. In addition, I oversee the Montias database of 16th and 17th century inventories of Dutch Collections from the Gemeentearchief, Amsterdam. In my spare time, I am working on online monograph and catalogue raisonné of the drawings of Jan Brueghel the Elder in conjunction with Térez Gerszi of the Budapest Museum of Fine Arts, as well as a Wiki of the paintings and drawings of the same artist with Elizabeth Honig of Berkeley. My latest publications include an essay on the Draftsmanship of Jan Brueghel in Italy for the 2013 Brueghel exhibition in Munich and an article on an early painting by the same artist in Burlington Magazine’s July 2012 issue. I recently curated on online exhibition of an original illustrated Dutch translation of the Aeneid by the Flemish artis Sebastiaen Vrancx: http://www.frick.org/research/photoarchive/exhibitions/aeneid.

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