Rembrandt Duits studied Art History at the University of Utrecht (MA, PhD). He joined the staff of the Warburg Institute in 1999. His research interests include Renaissance art and material culture, with a particular focus on Italy and the southern Netherlands and the relationships between them.
He has worked on the representation of luxury fabrics in Renaissance paintings and more recently on collections of Byzantine icons in Renaissance Italy. He has also published on astronomical images in medieval and Renaissance manuscripts.