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Dr. Lieke Wijnia
Dr. Lieke Wijnia

Dr. Lieke Wijnia

Lieke Wijnia (1985) is affiliated as postdoc with the CRH, where she runs the research cluster “Art and religious heritage”. She works as chief organizer for the international conference “Religious Heritage in a Diverse Europe”, which takes place in June 2019 in Groningen. Furthermore, she is co-convener of the international research network “Visionary Artists, Visionary Objects (1800-now)”, together with Dr. Naomi Billingsley (Manchester University), and she is co-editor of the volume “The Bible and Global Tourism” (Bloomsbury Press), together with Dr. James Bielo (Miami University, Ohio).

In her research, she applies interdisciplinary methods in studying the dynamics between artistic practices, contemporary manifestations of religion, and cultural heritage. In 2016, she cum laude defended her PhD dissertation on contemporary perceptions of the sacred during festival Musica Sacra Maastricht, at Tilburg University. She received an MA Art History at the Courtauld Institute, London (2008), an MA Heritage Studies at Utrecht University (2007, cum laude), and a BA in Humanities at University College Utrecht (2003, cum laude).

Dr. Maaike de Jong
Dr. Maaike de Jong

Dr. Maaike de Jong

Maaike de Jong (1969) contributes to knowledge about heritage, museums and tourism to the research and teaching activities of the CRH. De Jong was trained at the UvT / University of Amsterdam and earned her Ph.D. from Utrecht University in 2014 with a dissertation on the complexity of cultural identity and belonging. Her publications include “Implications for Managed Visitor Experiences at Muktinath Temple (Chumig Gyatsa) in Nepal;” “Native American Objects, Tourism, and Museums. A De-Reterritorialized View;” “The Museum as Visitor Experience: Displaying Sacred Haitian Vodou objects,” among others. De Jong is a Senior Lecturer at NHL Stenden University of Applied Sciences and an Assistant Professor in Sustainable Entrepreneurship at the University of Groningen, Campus Fryslân. Moreover, she is a member of the Professorship in Sustainable innovation in the Regional Knowledge Economy (NHL Stenden University & Alfa-college).

De Jong is currently conducting research which intends to contribute to sustainable development within fields that are relevant to heritage, museums, and tourism. She develops and participates in research projects with national and international scholars and other stakeholders. Currently, she focuses on three themes using applied philosophy and critical theory. The following themes discuss how communities engage with questions that involve heritage, cultural identity, and belonging:

  1. Research on collection ethics and responsibility. Museum representation: housing, care, and restitution of museums’ sensitive collections. Dialogue with source communities (Museum of the Rockies, Quai Branly Museum, Tropenmuseum, Néprajzi Múzeum)
  2. Heritage as a driver of sustainable development and communities (Veenhuizen & Frederiksoord)
  3. Museums as platforms for sustainable cities and communities (Humboldt Forum, Museum of Boulder, District Six Museum)

De Jong aims at opening up discussions about heritage, museum (collections), and tourism in new ways through these projects. She also wants to contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals on issues such as ‘sustainable cities and regions’ and ‘multi-stakeholder partnerships.’

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