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Kaufmann elected to Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has elected Princeton art historian Thomas DaCosta Kaufmann as a foreign member.

Kaufmann, a professor of art and archeology , is an authority on Central European art of the 16th to 18th centuries who also has written widely on subjects including the geography and historiography of art.

He was elected to the Swedish academy to fill a position formerly held by art historian Sir Ernst Gombrich, who died in 2001. Kaufmann studied with Gombrich at the Warburg Institute in London.

Kaufmann was one of three foreign members elected in January. The academy has 164 foreign members.

Contact: Tom Bartus(609) 258-3601

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