Adriaan E. Waiboer graduated from the Rijksuniversiteit Leiden in 1997 and completed an M.A. degree at the Courtauld Institute of Art, London. At the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, Waiboer received another M.A. degree in 1998 and a Ph.D. in 2004, having defended his dissertation Gabriel Metsu (1629-1667): Life and Work. Waiboer has been Curator of Northern European Art at the National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin, since 2004, and Head Curator, since 2016. He has organised a number of exhibitions, among them Northern Nocturnes: Nightscapes in the Age of Rembrandt (2005) and Vermeer, Fabritius & De Hooch: Three Masterpieces from Delft (2009).