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

PhD candidate


Esther van der Hoorn is a PhD candidate in the Department of History of Art and Architecture. Her research focuses on the Dutch 17th-century 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. She holds an MA in History of Art from the Courtauld Institute of Art, London, where she served as Research Associate 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 VSB fund and the Courtauld Institute of Art. 

Other positions

Member of the Opleidingscommissie (Study Programme Committee), Onderzoekschool Kunstgeschiedenis (Dutch Postgraduate School for Art History)
Organizer symposium 'KWAB: New Discoveries', Rijksmuseum Amsterdam
Organizer summer school 'The Knowledge of the Curator II: Curating Art and Science', University of Groningen
Organizer PhD colloquium, Department of History of Art and Architecture, University of Groningen
Last modified:11 October 2019 07.39 a.m.

Contact information

Oude Boteringestraat 34
9712 GK Groningen
The Netherlands