Jorrit Britschgi is an art historian with more than a decade of museum experience. Before joining the Rubin in 2016, he served as Head of Exhibitions and Publications at the Museum Rietberg in Zurich, Switzerland, where he was manager for the exhibitions program and curated numerous exhibitions. He was appointed to serve as Executive Director of the Rubin Museum in December 2017. Britschgi also serves as publisher of Artibus Asiae, one of the leading scholarly journals in Asian art and archaeology.
Britschgi graduated from Zurich University with an M.A. in East Asian Art History and Chinese studies (2005) and a Ph.D., with highest honors, in East Asian Art History (2009). His educational depth in East Asian art history has broadened to include art from the Himalayan mountains and contiguous areas, including a focus on Indian art.
Britschgi has received grants from federal and private foundations to pursue his studies and research projects. He is a 2017 alumni of GLI.
GLI Peer Mentor (2018)