HB Art Consultancy specializes in curatorial projects, unique exhibitions, commissions and art consultancy. The main, although not exclusive, focus is on the eighteenth century and on contemporary art inspired by that period. The historical country houses and townhouses of Europe form the ideal surroundings for our exhibitions.
I am an art historian with a degree in Art History and Archaeology from the University of Leiden, The Netherlands. My personal interests are wide-ranging with an emphasis on classical sculpture, the art and culture of the eighteenth century, the Grand Tour, and the history of collecting. Over the years these fields of interest have become linked to my passion for collecting contemporary art. With HB Art Consultancy we specialize in curating exhibitions with contemporary art in historic houses and castles throughout Europe. This practice is part of what is called ‘trans-historic’ curating: connecting the present with the past; historical objects with new art.
I am a Dutch art historian with a Bachelor’s degree in French language and culture and a master’s degree in Art History, specializing in Old Masters. I am currently pursuing a second master’s degree in Art, Market and Connoisseurship. My interests are diverse, but I focus mainly on the nineteenth-century French Impressionists and the Old Masters of seventeenth-century Holland. In addition, I enjoy dealing with the question of how to make the past accessible in a contemporary context. At HB Art Consultancy, where we aim to connect past and present, I have the opportunity to devote myself fully to this interesting question.