About Simiolus

Simiolus is an English-language journal devoted to the history of Dutch and Flemish art of the fifteenth to seventeenth centuries, with occasional forays into more recent periods and other schools. Founded in 1966 as an outlet for art history students at the University of Utrecht, it has grown to become an internationally recognized journal of record in its field, publishing contributions by many renowned scholars and promising young art historians.

Simiolus has a broad range, featuring articles on iconography and iconology, art theory and historiography, the history of the art market and the history of collecting. Many of them have become classics of their kind.


  • Jonathan Bikker (Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam)
  • Bart Cornelis (The National Gallery, London)
  • Peter Hecht (Utrecht University)
  • Michael Hoyle (English editor, Amsterdam)
  • Everhard Korthals Altes (Delft University of Technology)
  • Ger Luijten (Fondation Custodia, Paris)
  • Ruben Suykerbuyk (Ghent University)
  • Louis van Tilborgh (Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam)

Simiolus is published by the Stichting Nederlandse Kunsthistorische Publicaties.

Board members: Chair (currently vacant); Anita Hopmans (Member) RKD, The Hague; Joke de Lange, (Treasurer), Fondation Custodia, Paris; Peter Hecht (Member), Utrecht University; Ger Luijten (Member), Fondation Custodia, Paris; Everhard Korthals Altes (Secretary), Delft University of Technology; Victor Schmidt (Member), Utrecht University