Caro Verbeek


Caro Verbeek is an art historian and a curator with a focus on the lower senses. She teaches the preliminary course ‘The Other Senses’ at the Royal Academy of Arts (The Hague) and is specialized in olfactory tours for museums. Her books and articles include ‘Inhaling Memories’ (Senses & Society, 2013) and ‘Something in the Air - Scent in Art’ (Villa Rot, 2015). Furthermore, Verbeek curates the scent culture platform ‘Odorama’ at Mediamatic, with topics varying from synaesthesia to olfactory language. She is currently working on her PhD on art historical smells at VU University, with IFF (International Flavours & Fragrances) and the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam.