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Qantas lecture 2009
Axel Rüger, Director, Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam
Wednesday 18 February 2009 6.00 pm

image: Axel Rüger

Axel Rüger, Director, Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam

The Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam contains the largest collection of paintings by Vincent Van Gogh in the world, as well as other significant artists from the 19th century. Opened in 1973, the museum comprises two buildings, the main building designed by Gerrit Rietveld and the later exhibition hall designed by Japanese architect Kisho Kurokawa.

Axel Rüger (born in 1968 in Dortmund, Germany) has been Director of the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam since April 2006. He has worked in several museums including a seven-year term as Curator of Dutch Paintings 1600–1800 at the National Gallery, London. There, he curated the exhibitions Vermeer and the Delft School (2001) and Aelbert Cuyp (2002). His publications include: Vermeer and painting in Delft (2001) and Art in the making: Rembrandt (with David Bomford and Ashok Roy, 1988, revised edn 2007).



$20, $15 members | James O Fairfax Theatre
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