New curator

Asian ceramics
New curator

Denise Campbell

New curator of Asian ceramics

The Princessehof National Museum of Ceramics in Leeuwarden is pleased to announce that Denise Campbell will be our new curator of Asian ceramics from 1 September 2022. She currently works at the department of Fine Arts at the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam.  With Denise joining the team, the Princessehof will carry on at full speed as the Netherlands’ national ceramics museum. She succeeds Eline van den Berg, who is stepping down after seven years of successful exhibitions, acquisitions and publications.

‘I am really looking forward to this wonderful position at the Princessehof. Building on the efforts of my predecessor, Eline van den Berg, I will be fully committed to high-profile and relevant acquisitions and exhibitions, with a focus on national and International connections and the museum as a part of society,’ says Denise Campbell. Director Kris Callens is happy with her appointment: ‘Denise is obviously very talented and has gained a lot of useful experience at the Rijksmuseum. She is an excellent addition to our curatorial team and will make an important contribution to our exhibition programme as well as acquisitions for our valuable collection. With Denise on board, the Princessehof will be able to fulfil its growing role as an internationally visible centre for Asian ceramics. I very much look forward to working with her.’

National and international
Denise Campbell studied Art and Cultural Sciences and followed the curatorial programme at the University of Groningen. She worked as a curator at the Groninger Museum and from 2015 in various positions at the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, where she was able to delve into the collection of Asian ceramics during various projects and build a national and international network.

The Princessehof National Museum of Ceramics
The Princessehof National Museum of Ceramics is the only national museum in the Northern Netherlands. It is housed in an 18th-century city palace, which was also the birthplace of the world-famous graphic artist M.C. Escher. With its high-quality collection, the museum tells current and relevant stories, from imperial porcelain from China, beautiful Art Nouveau ceramics and Delft Blue to work by modern and contemporary artists and designers. The collection has a number of absolute highlights, including the imperial porcelain from China, the Japanese Kakiemon figures and the collection of Dutch Art Nouveau. In addition to the permanent exhibition East and West, the museum also has an ever-changing programme of high-profile exhibitions, such as Made in Holland, In Motion, Sunken Treasures and Korea: Gateway to a Rich Past.

The Princessehof National Museum of Ceramics is co-funded by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science and the Municipality of Leeuwarden.

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