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Ann-Sophie Lehmann – University of Groningen

Ann-Sophie Lehmann is Professor of Modern & Contemporary Art at the University of Groningen, where her research focuses on the role of materials, tools and processes for meaning making in artistic production. During the Summer School she will teach about the concept of Object Lessons. Recent publications include “Objektstunden. Vom Materialwissen zur Materialbildung”, in L. Kalthoff e.a. ed. Materialiäten, Paderborn 2015; Meaning in Materials ed. with H. Perry Chapman & Frits Scholten (Netherlands Yearbook of Art History 62, 2013); Hiding Making – Showing Creation. The Studio form Turner to Tacita Dean (ed. with Rachel Esner & Sandra Kisters, Amsterdam University Press, 2013).

Joost Keizer - University of Groningen

Joost Keizer is Assistant Professor and Director of Curatorial Studies at the University of Groningen. His research focuses on Italian art between 1300 and 1550. In 2017 his book ‘The Realism of Piero della Francesca’ was published. He is the co-editor of ‘The Transformation of the Vernacular in Early Modern Art and Literature.’ His articles and reviews have appeared in the Burlington Magazine, The Art Bulletin, the Oxford Art Journal, Art History, and the Zeitschrift für Kunstgeschichte. He received his PhD from Leiden in 2008 and has held fellowships at Columbia University in New York and the Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies in Florence. Before coming to Groningen, he worked as Assistant Professor in the History of Art at Yale University

Nadia Baadj – University of Groningen

Nadia Baadj is Assistant Professor of Art History and Rosalind Franklin Fellow at the University of Groningen. Her research focuses on the art and visual culture of early modern Northern Europe, with particular emphasis on artists’ materials and techniques and practices of collecting and display. Her book ‘Jan van Kessel I (1626 – 1679): Crafting a Natural History of Art in Early Modern Antwerp’ was published in 2016. This study explores intersections between art, natural history, collecting, and curiosity in seventeenth-century Antwerp. She is currently working on a project about multimedia Netherlandish art cabinets and is contributing to an exhibition about the practice of painting on stone in the early modern period.

Koenraad Jonckheere – Ghent University

Koenraad Jonckheere is associate professor in Northern Renaissance and Baroque Art at Ghent University. He published widely on seventeenth and eighteenth century art markets and on sixteenth century Antwerp history and portrait painting. For the Museum M in Leuven he curated the exhibition on the prolific sixteenth century Romanist Michiel Coxcie (Fall 2013). In 2014 Jonckheere, was appointed Director of Publications (editor in chief) at the Centrum Rubenianum, one of Northern Europe’s most famous art-historical research centres and the editing institution of the renowned Corpus Rubenianum.

Esther van der Hoorn – University of Groningen

Esther van der Hoorn is a PhD candidate at the Department of History of Art and Architecture at the University of Groningen. Her research concerns auricular ornament in the seventeenth-century Netherlands, with a focus on mediality and materiality. Previously, she was Junior Curator of Decorative Arts at the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam.

Ivan Gaskell – Bard College New York

Ivan Gaskell is Professor of Cultural History and Museum Studies, Curator and Head of the the Focus Gallery Project at Bard Graduate Center, New York City. He works at the intersection of history, art history, anthropology, museology, and philosophy. He incorporates philosophy of art and artefacts into historical writing and exhibition practice. His principal scholarly concern is to mobilize non-written traces of the past to illuminate aspects of the lives of human actors that would otherwise remain obscure. As well as writing individual historical case studies on topics ranging from seventeenth-century Dutch and Flemish paintings, to Roman baroque sculpture, Native American baskets, and Congo textiles, he works on the philosophical plane of second order questioning.

Eric Jorink

Eric Jorink holds the special chair ‘Enlightenment and religion in historical perspective' at the University of Leiden, on behalf of the Teylers Foundation. He is researcher at the Huygens Institute for the History of the Netherlands (KNAW - Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences) in The Hague. Jorink has widely published on the scientific culture in early modern Europe, including the culture of collecting, the relation between art and science, and the emergence of radical biblical criticism. In 2012-213 he was Andrew W. Mellon visiting professor at the Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London. Here he taught, together with Joanna Woodall, the MA ‘Visualizing Knowledge in the Early Modern Netherlands’ and was member of the Research Forum. Jorink is currently finishing a biography of Johannes Swammerdam (1637-1680).

Sue-an van der Zijpp - Groninger Museum

Sue-an van der Zijpp (Seoul, 1971) studied Art and Architectural History at the University of Groningen and History of Fashion and Design at the Royal College of Art, London. She has been working as a curator of contemporary art at the Groninger Museum since 1999 and, as such, has been responsible for exhibitions, acquisitions, lectures and publications on artists such as Marc Newson, Jaime Hayon and Iris van Herpen. She has taught at the University of Groningen and at the MFA Frank Mohr Institute, among other places, and has been also a member of various advisory committees, including those of the Mondriaan Fund, Kunsthuis SYB (Art House), the Gerrit Rietveld Awards and the Kyoto Prize, Inamori Foundation. In 2011, she was on the short list for the Dutch submission to the Biennial of Venice. In 2014, she was a scout for the Volkskrant Art Prize and in 2015 for the Prix de Rome.

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