Directors in conversation: Rembrandt and the Dutch golden age
With Michael Brand from the Gallery and Taco Dibbits from the Rijksmuesum
On the opening day of the exhibition Rembrandt and the Dutch golden age: masterpieces from the Rijksmuseum, join Art Gallery of NSW director Michael Brand for a conversation with the director of the Rijksmuseum, Taco Dibbits. Together they’ll discuss the continuing appeal of 17th-century Dutch painting as well as the Rijksmuseum’s extraordinary recent transformation.
After a ten-year renovation, the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam opened its doors in 2013 to a completely reinvented 21st-century museum. The new building strategically preserves the original 19th-century museum while incorporating the needs of today’s visitors. Taco Dibbits, then director of collections, played a central role in the display and presentation of the new building, guiding the museum’s acquisition activities, digital platforms and extensive exhibition program.
Image: Jan Bray The governors of the Guild of St Luke, Haarlem 1675 (detail), Rijksmuseum