Dr. Jan Simane

Dr. Jan Simane

Dr. Jan Simane


Head of library


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Curriculum Vitae

Born on March 9, 1959. Study of the history of art, archaeology and philosophy at the Universities of Heidelberg and Vienna. Master of art (1988) and Ph.D. (1991) at the University of Heidelberg. 1989/90 fellow at the Deutsches Studienzentrum in Venedig. From 1991 to 1994 assistant at the Hessisches Landesmuseum in Darmstadt. 1994/1995 University for applied sciences (Göttingen / Frankfurt am Main): master in scientific librarianship. Since 1996 head librarian at the Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz ‒ Max-Planck-Institute.

Fields of research

  • Netherlandish and Italian drawings from the 16th to the 17th century
  • Early-modern representations of cities
  • Painting and music
  • Iconography of music
  • Library science and history

Current research


  • Mitglied (2009-2013 Chair) im Standing Committee der Art Libraires Section der IFLA - International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions
  • Mitglied des steering committee von ''
  • Seit 2015 Mitglied im Standing Committee der Academic and Research Libraires der IFLA

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