Written by Lexie Davis I started the Research MA program Critical Studies in Art & Culture in September after three years of working at educational institutions and museums in France and Los Angeles. I had always planned to eventually do an MA and when I received a Fulbright scholarship to sponsor my studies in Amsterdam,… Read More Students’ Stories: Lexie Davis
Written by Loïs Geerlings Hi! My name is Loïs and I’m a second year student of the BA Media, Art, Design & Architecture (MKDA) at the VU. I was inspired to do this study by the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, where I have been working as a Blikopener since the age of fifteen. The Blikopeners (freely… Read More Students’ stories: Loïs Geerlings
By Liza Kerlen Hi everyone! As of January 2018 I am the new student assistant here at the department of Art and Culture. I am usually running around behind the scenes where you can find me taking minutes, preparing readers or selecting interesting content for this blog! In this blog I will tell you a… Read More Introducing our new student assistant and 3 of her cultural hotspots
By Juliette Huygen The VU Art and Culture group and Research Institute CLUE+ present: Material and Visual Culture Turn: Past and Present Dr. Dan Hicks (Oxford University/Pitt Rivers Museum) This lecture is part of the seminar : Trending Topics: Key Ideas/Thinkers in Material Culture Studies Date: February 16 Time: 10:00-12:00 Venue: Vrije… Read More Material and Visual Culture Turn: Past and Present
By Ginette Verstraete Hello Everybody. My best wishes for a happy and inspiring 2018! My name is Ginette Verstraete, Professor of Comparative Arts and Media, and currently also in charge of the BA and MA programs in Arts and Culture. My new position, as Opleidingsdirecteur Kunst en Cultuur (Director of Education), started in September 2017,… Read More A New Year’s Wish from the New Director of Education at Arts & Culture!
by Roos van Strien, Master student Architectural History On December 1st, the VU hosted the recurring Re-Scape colloquium, organized by CLUE+ in collaboration with OZ Architects. Various Re-scape events are held throughout the year and the location alters between the organizing universities; TU Delft, University of Leiden and VU. This time, the VU hosted the… Read More Re-scape Alejandro Echeverri 1 December 2017
By Suki de Boer As external PhD candidate at VU University Amsterdam, I research how art professionals who work for multinational corporations write about the art-related activities of these corporations and how this affects the public image of art in a corporate context. I’m actually not an alumnus of the VU. In 1999-2000 I received… Read More The life of a PHD candidate