Ashmolean showcases exhibition curated by St Cross Fellow and Dean of Degrees


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An Van Camp, a Fellow of St Cross College and one of the current Dean of Degrees, has curated a major exhibition, "Bruegel to Rubens", which is currently available to visit until 23 June 2024, at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford.  The Exhibition which has received rave reviews from major many publications including The Times, The Guardian and The Telegraph includes drawings from many of the Flemish masters, rarely seen in public  

St Cross is delighted to announce that An Van Camp will give an illustrated talk in college about this major exhibition and providing insights into how these artists honed their drawing skills throughout their careers on 25 April 2024. 

Van Camp collaborated with the Museum Plantin-Moretus, Belgium, to present a captivating exhibition featuring over 100 extraordinary Flemish drawings from the 16th and 17th centuries. This significant showcase includes rarely seen works by celebrated artists like Pieter Bruegel, Rubens, and Van Dyck, offering valuable insights into their artistic journeys. With a total of 120 drawings on display, including recently unearthed pieces, visitors have a unique opportunity to delve into the mastery and evolution of these Flemish masters' drawing skills. 

As the curator of Northern European Art at the Ashmolean Museum, Van Camp oversees its Dutch, Flemish, and German prints, drawings, and paintings. She joined the museum's Western Art Department in September 2015 after teaching and researching at the University of Oxford's Faculty of History. Prior to her role at the Ashmolean, she worked at The British Museum, first as a Cataloguer of Dutch and Flemish prints before 1900 (2006–10), and later as Curator of Dutch and Flemish Prints and Drawings (2010–15). 

At The British Museum, Van Camp curated displays on artists like Adriaen van Ostade, David Teniers the Younger (2010), and Hercules Segers (2012). She co-curated the international exhibition 'Drawing in Silver and Gold' at the National Gallery of Art and the British Museum in London in 2015. Prior, she studied at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium) and University College London. From 2010 to 2017, she served on CODART's programme committee and remains a regular member. In 2013, she received the Christoffel Plantin Prize for her contributions to culture, art, science, or society, enhancing Belgium's global reputation. 

Bruegel to Rubens: Great Flemish Drawings is open now until 23 June 2024. Book now at Entry is free for members and students.