Dr. Jan Simane

Head of the Library

Phone: +39 055 24911-31
Fax: +39 055 24911-74

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.

  • 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
  • Mitglied (2009-2013 Chair) im Standing Committee der Art Libraires Section der IFLA - International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions
  • Chair des steering committee von 'artlibraries.net'
  • Von 2015-2019 Mitglied im Standing Committee der Academic and Research Libraires der IFLA
  • Seit 2020 Chair des Executive Committee des EMEA Regional Council von OCLC


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