Borchert, Till-Holger 1967-

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BORCHERT, Till-Holger 1967-

PERSONAL:

Born January 4, 1967, in Hamburg, Germany; son of Hans (a railway engineer) and Karin (a photographer; maiden name, von Woikowsky-Biedau) Borchert; married Nadia Porcella (a director of an editorial company), August 12, 1994; children: Tomas Cosimo. Education: Friedrich Ebert Gymnasium, Hamburg, Germany, Abitur, 1986; Rheinische Friedrich Wilhelms Universitat, Bonn, Germany, M.A., 1994.

ADDRESSES:

Office—Groeningemuseum/Municipal Museums of Bruges, Dijver 12, Bruges, Belgique B-8000. E-mail—[email protected]

CAREER:

Technische Universität Hamburg-Harburg, Hamburg, Germany, library assistant, 1986; Rheinische Westfälische Technische Hochschule, Aachen, Germany, research assistant, 1999-2000; exhibition curator in Bruges, Belgium, 2000-02; Groeningemuseum/Municipal Museums of Bruges, Bruges, Belgium, assistant curator, 2002-03, curator, 2003—. Lecturer in art history, Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen, 2000—. Member of board, Documentation Center of Flemish Art, 2000; member of editorial board, Classical Art Series, 2002—.

MEMBER:

International Council of Museums, Curators of Dutch Art, Historians of Netherlandish Art.

WRITINGS:

Rondom Dürer and His Time, Snoeck Ducaju & Sons (Ghent, Belgium), 2000.

"L'Homme au chaperon bleu" de Jan van Eyck, Editions Serpentoise (Metz, France), 2000.

(Editor and translator of German edition) Karl V.-1500-1558, Dumont (Cologne, Germany), 2000.

(Editor) The Age of Van Eyck: The Mediterranean World and Early Netherlandish Painting, 1430-1530, Thames & Hudson (London, England), 2002.

Contributor to books, including Tilmann Riemen-schneider, edited by Julien D. Chapuis, Yale University Press (New Haven, CT), 1999; Bruges and the Renaissance, by Maxmiliaan P. J. Martens, Abrams (New York, NY), 1998; Rogier van der Weyden's "Saint Luke Drawing the Virgin," edited by Carol J. Purtle, Turnhout (Brepols), 1999; and Hans Holbein, edited by Mark Roskill, Yale University Press (New Haven, CT), 2001. Contributor to periodicals, including Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung and Neue Zürcher Zeitung.

WORK IN PROGRESS:

A monograph on Grünewald for Ludion; a monograph on Memling.

SIDELIGHTS:

Till-Holger Borchert's The Age of Van Eyck: The Mediterranean World and Early Netherlandish Painting, 1430-1530 collects essays on the painter Jan van Eyck that attempt to reconstruct his biography and further the study of his influence on later Renaissance painting. The work was released to accompany a major exhibition of Van Eyck's paintings held in Bruges, Belgium, in 2002. New Republic essayist Jed Perl commended the book for its view of "how scholars are creating a portrait of van Eyck indirectly, by examining the world in which he lived." In Library Journal, Jennifer Moldwin Gustafson called The Age of Van Eyck "true eye candy" for its reproductions of selected paintings, but she added that the text "is revealing as well as refreshingly stirring."

BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:

PERIODICALS

Library Journal, October 1, 2002, Jennifer Moldwin Gustafson, review of The Age of Van Eyck: TheMediterranean World and Early Netherlandish Painting, 1430-1530, p. 86.

New Republic, December 2, 2002, Jed Perl, "On Art-Bookings," p. 28.*