Caro Verbeek

Caro Verbeek (b 1980) is an internationally-acclaimed art historian and academic. Her PhD project ‘In Search of Lost Scents’ received widespread press coverage. In the 2017 exhibition ‘Aromatic Art (Re-)constructed’ visitors were able to smell the Battle of Waterloo, an 18th-century canal house, medieval prayer nuts, and Futurist and Surrealist olfactory works of art.

Photo: Fjodor Buis

Verbeek went on to create olfactory tours for the Rijksmuseum, Van Abbemuseum, Bible Museum, Amsterdam Museum. Verbeek teaches at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam, is a member of the EU research programme ODEUROPA and works as a curator at the Kunstmuseum in The Hague.

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