Erik Fischer, Dr. h.c.
Erik Fischer (born 1920), Dr. h.c., had his professional base at The Department of Prints and Drawings at the Royal Museum of Fine Arts in Copenhagen from 1948 to his retirement in 1990. He was appointed keeper of the Collection in 1964.
From 1964 onwards, Erik Fischer was an associate professor at the University of Copenhagen where he influenced a generation of Danish students of art history. In 1965 he was appointed the first chairman of The Danish Arts Foundation, and as a distinguished member of numerous official art commissions and societies he left a mark on Danish art policies. During his more than forty years at the Royal Collection of Prints and Drawings, Erik Fischer curated a large number of exhibitions. He has published texts on Leonardo da Vinci, Albrecht Dürer, Nicolai Abildgaard, C.W. Eckersberg, Per Kirkeby, and others.
Erik Fischer started working on Melchior Lorck in the late 1950s.
For his achievements in the field of art history, Erik Fischer received an honorary doctorate from the University of Copenhagen in 1991.
Mikael Bøgh Rasmussen, ph. d.
Mikael Bøgh Rasmussen (born 1970), ph. d. His employments include terms at The Department of Prints and Drawings and at The Museum of National History at Frederiksborg Castle.
Among his publications are German Drawings before 1540 (Copenhagen, 2000) ; Byzantium: Late Antique and Byzantine Art in Scandinavian Collections (with Jens Fleischer and Øystein Hjorth, 1996), and ”Traditio legis? ”, (in: Cahiers archéologiques fin de l’antiquité et du moyen age, 1999).
Mikael Bøgh Rasmussen is a lecturer in Art History at the University of Copenhagen and is currently also working at the Danish National Art Library. His forthcoming book on the reception of portraiture will be published by Forlaget Vandkunsten in the fall of 2010.
Ernst Jonas Bencard, mag. art.
Ernst Jonas Bencard (born 1961), mag. art., has been employed at The Department of Prints and Drawings, at the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, and at the Ordrupgaard Museum.
He curated the exhibitions Fatigue at the Thorvaldsens Museum (2002) and The Flower as Image at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art (2004). His publications are mainly focused on Danish 19th century sculpture.
Ernst Jonas Bencard currently serves as a senior research fellow at the Thorvaldsens Museum in Copenhagen. He is the editor of The Thorvaldsen Letter Archives, an internet based publication.
Marco Iuliano, ph. d.
Marco Iuliano (born 1973), ph. d., MPhil, devoted his doctoral thesis to the urban image of Constantinople. An architect by training, his research interest and publications focuses on the study of architectural/urban images as documents that he has developed in different European Universities. He has edited The cities of the cartographers (2008, with B. Marin and C. de Seta) and is the author of exhibitions and essays on architecture and cartography.
Marco Iuliano taught History of Architecture and is a research fellow at the Research Centre on European Urban Iconography in the University of Naples. Recently he won the prize for the best scholarly paper in a competition organized by the University of Rome; furthermore he has been awarded the prestigious J.B. Harley Research Fellowship in the History of Cartography (London, British Library).
He contributes to the History of Cartography Project of the University of Chicago Press.