Jan Fontein

Portrait of Jan   Fontein

Jan Fontein (22 May 1927, Naarden, Netherlands – 19 May 2017, Newton Upper Falls, MD, USA) was a Dutch art historian, museum curator and the director of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, from 1975 to 1987.

Specialized in Indonesian archaeology and Easterrn Arts, Fontein started his career at the Amsterdam Museum of Arts. After Boston, he was the curator of the Bishop Royal Museum of Ontario, Canada.