Jan Dirk Baetens

Dr. Jan Dirk Baetens teaches modern art history at the Radboud University in Nijmegen. He specializes in nineteenth century art. He studied law at the University of Antwerp and art history at the KULeuven. In 2011 he received his PhD at the KULeuven with a dissertation on the Belgian painter Henri Leys (1815-1869).

Anja Isabel Schneider

Anja Isabel Schneider is an art historian, curator and writer. She holds an MA in Art History from the Courtauld Institute of Art and an MFA in Curating from Goldsmiths, University of London and is currently a PhD candidate in curatorial research at the Museum voor Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen (M HKA) and University of Leuven (KU Leuven, Lieven Gevaert Research Centre for Photography) as part of the research team Art Against the Grain of “Collective Sisyphus:” The Case of Allan Sekula’s Ship of Fools / The Dockers’ Museum (2010-2013).

Javier Gimeno-Martínez

Javier Gimeno-Martínez got his PhD in 2006 from the KULeuven with the dissertation “The Role of the Creative Industries in the Construction of Regional/European Identities (1975-2002): Design and Fashion in Belgium and Spain.” He is Assistant Professor at the VU University Amsterdam where he runs the MA Design Cultures. He is a researcher and a member of the International Committee for Design History and Design Studies (ICDHS).


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