Jacqueline Burckhardt is an art historian and art critic. Having trained as a restorer at the Istituto Centrale del Restauro in Rome, she went on to obtain her doctorate in Art History, Archaeology and Non-European Art at the University of Zurich.
In 1984 she co-founded the art magazine Parkett, which is published in direct collaboration with international artists, whose oeuvre is explored in rich and perceptive essays by leading writers and critics.
Since 2006 she has served as a consultant to Novartis, and curator of its collaboration with artists who create site-specific works on the Novartis Campus in Basel.
Since 2008, she has also been the director of the Sommerakademie at the Zentrum Paul Klee in Berne.