Olenka Horbatsch

Print Curator: Northern European Prints, Monument Trust

Department: Prints and Drawings



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Olenka Horbatsch is curator of Dutch, Flemish and German prints and drawings from circa 1450-1850. She works on researching, creating, updating, and maintaining the Museum’s database entries of material from these collections.

Olenka joined the Department of Prints and Drawings after receiving her PhD in Art History from the University of Toronto in 2017. Her research examined sixteenth-century Netherlandish printmaking, specifically Lucas van Leyden and his lesser-known contemporaries in the northern and southern Low Countries. She has previously worked at the Rijksmuseum (Amsterdam) and the Art Gallery of Ontario (Toronto), and she has held fellowships at the Kupferstichkabinett (Berlin) and the Center for Reformation and Renaissance Studies (Toronto).

Current projects

Luther exhibition opening Fall 2017

Research towards exhibition of ornament in metalwork and engraving

Recent publications

E. Hinterding and O. Horbatsch, “Selling prints to the Rijksmuseum in 1827: Christiaan Josi and Cornelis Apostol” The Rijksmuseum Bulletin 64: 4 (2016): 348-381.

O. Horbatsch, “Printing the Female Ruler: Nicolas Hogenberg’s Death of Margaret of Austria (1531)” in: Sixteenth-century Netherlandish Culture, eds. E. M. Kavaler and A. L. van Bruane (Turnhout, Brepols, 2017).