"Another important feature of her study is the consistent, almost exclusive use of illustrations drawn from the print collection of the Royal Library of Belgium. In many cases, her illustrations present unfamiliar material and, taken together, they provide an overview of the holdings of this important, though under-utilized repository of prints." (Victoria Sancho Lobis, in: Historians of Netherlandish Art, www.hnanews.org/bookreview/index.html, October 2012)
Ann Diels (1969) works at the Print Room of the Royal Library of Belgium and teaches the History of European Printmaking at the Free University of Brussels. She has published the New Hollstein volumes on the Collaert Family (2005-2006) and 'The Family Collaert (ca. 1555-1630) en de prentkunst in Antwerpen' (2009).