About the authors
Michiel Jonker (1947–2014) studied art history at the University of Amsterdam. He started his career in 1971 as curator of books, prints and drawings of the Amsterdam Historical Museum. There he edited several catalogs of the Old Drawings (including the Fodor Collection). He later became Head of Collections there, and was the organizer of the groundbreaking exhibition De Wereld binnen Handbereik (Distant Worlds made tangible, 1992). With Ellinoor Bergvelt he made the bibliography of Bob Haak's magnum opus Dutch painters in the Golden Age (1984). In 1995 he became Head of Collections at the Mauritshuis, The Hague. In 1998 he became an independent art historian and art dealer specializing in drawings.
Ellinoor Bergvelt is a specialist on collections and museums. She is Associate Professor Emeritus of Cultural History of Europe, University of Amsterdam, and Guest Researcher at the same university. She is also Research Fellow of Dulwich Picture Gallery (London), and Associate Researcher of the RKD (Netherlands Institute for Art History, The Hague). Ellinoor Bergvelt studied Art History at the University of Amsterdam. She wrote a PhD on the nineteenth-century history of the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, Pantheon der Gouden Eeuw (Waanders, Zwolle 1998). She was co-editor of the two volumes on Dutch collecting in the seventeenth century, accompanying the exhibition De wereld binnen handbereik (Distant worlds made tangible; Amsterdam Historical Museum, 1992), and of the Dutch Open University volume Kabinetten, galerijen en musea (Waanders, Zwolle 20133, 20052 and 19931). See also https://www.uva.nl/en/profile/b/e/e.s.bergvelt/e.s.bergvelt.html.