Henk van Os

, Netherlands


Henk van Os, Prof. Dr. phil., has been Professor of Art and Society at the University of Amsterdam since 1996. He held a professorship in Art and Cultural History at the Rijksuniversiteit Groningen from 1974. He received a Ph. D. in Art History from the University of Groningen and was General Director of the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam from 1989–1996. In years of academic exchange with foreign universities, he served as a guest lecturer in Europe as well as in the United States. Van Os is also well-known as a presenter for Museumschatten and Beeldenstorm, TV programs on works in (Dutch) public collections of art.