Dr Ernst Vegelin van Claerbergen is A&F Petitgas Head of the Courtauld Gallery. He was educated in England, USA and the Netherlands. He received a BA from Trinity College, Connecticut, and subsequently an MA and PhD from The Courtauld Institute of Art, London, where he specialised in late 16th century religious painting.
He established the Gallery’s acclaimed programme of exhibitions and the Courtauld National scheme of partnerships and major loans. He has curated exhibitions on subjects ranging from Renaissance portraits to Pierre-Auguste Renoir.