Marion S. van Aken-Fehmers, ambassador of Delftware

A short history of the Delftware research project

In ‘NRC Handelsblad’ of 1 May last Kunstmuseum (formerly ‘Gemeentemuseum’) Den Haag commemorated the death of Marion S. van Aken-Fehmers, the museum’s curator of Delftware from 1995-2013, dubbing her ‘ambassador of Delftware’.

This article aims to document Van Aken’s all-important role in the large-scale Delftware research project realized from 1995.