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E.F. (Esther) van der Hoorn, MA

PhD student
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Esther van der Hoorn is a PhD candidate in the Department of Art History and Material Culture. Her research focuses on works of the seventeenth-century Dutch silversmiths, Paulus and Adam van Vianen. 

Esther was previously Junior Curator of Decorative Arts at the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, where she researched and published on drawn designs for objects from c. 1500-1900 acquired through the museum’s Decorative Art Fund and worked on the preparations for the exhibition KWAB. Dutch Design in the Age of Rembrandt. She holds an MA (Distinction) in History of Art from the Courtauld Institute of Art, London, where she was Associate Researcher to the Courtauld Gallery and was awarded the Director’s Dissertation Prize for her thesis on drawings by Arent van Bolten in the British Museum. She has been the recipient of grants from the VSBfonds and the Courtauld Institute of Art. 

Other positions

- Member of the Opleidingscommissie (Study Programme Committee), Onderzoekschool Kunstgeschiedenis (Dutch Postgraduate School for Art History)
- Board member (section Universities), Vereniging van Nederlandse Kunsthistorici (Association of Dutch Art Historians)
Last modified:01 March 2024 1.18 p.m.

Contact information

Oude Boteringestraat 34
9712 GK Groningen
The Netherlands