About the author Drs. Koos de Jong
Active since 1976 up to 2009 successively as scientific staff-member at the Historical Museum in Amsterdam, director of the Provincial Overijssels Museum in Zwolle, vice-director and chief-curator at the Netherlands Office for Fine Arts in The Hague, director of the Zaanse Schans and Zaans Museum in Zaanstad and director of the European Ceramic Work Centre in Den Bosch.
Author of hundreds of articles and several books about: the pewterer’s guild in medieval Amsterdam, the Dutch medieval interior, medieval sculpture, modern architecture, the Dutch painters Jan Sierhuis and Anton Martineau, modern ceramics, modern design, ceramics in architecture and Chinese carpets.
Private collector of Chinese art and Oriental carpets.
J.W.M. (Koos) de Jong
Date of birth
12 september 1948 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands
married to Mrs. Ingeborg de Roode, curator industrial design at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam.
Master Art History and Archaeology at the University of Amsterdam in 1976
Master Archival Science at the University of Amsterdam in 1976
Higher management, NIVE in 1978
Projectmanagement, Twijnstra & Gudde in 1978
Cultural management (MILCA), De Baak in 1992
1976-1977 Scientific staff-member, Historical Museum, Amsterdam
1977-1978 Scientific staff-member, Provincial Overijssels Museum, Zwolle
1979-1985 Director Provinciaal Overijssels Museum, Zwolle
1985-1994 Vice-director and Chief-curator Collections Department,
Netherlands Office for Fine Arts, The Hague
1994-1999 Director Zaanse Schans, Zaanstad
1996-1999 Director Zaans Museum, Zaanstad
1999-2009 Director European Ceramic Work Centre, ’s-Hertogenbosch
October 2009 early retirement.
(within the framework of a Ph.D. at Leiden University) : research into Oriental carpets in Dutch historic collections
research into Chinese, Mongolian and Tibetan carpets