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Koenraad Vos

Koenraad Vos

Supervisor: prof. dr Caroline van Eck

College: King's

MPhil topic: Museums and their objects: The material turn (1780-1830) and the question of autonomy in the arts


Biography:

Koenraad Vos is an MPhil student in History of Art and Architecture at the University of Cambridge. Previously he graduated cum laude from Leiden University with a research MA in Arts & Culture and completed his BA in history of art at Utrecht University, where he also did a minor in aesthetics and took part in the university's Humanities College, the honours programme of the humanities faculty. He was editor-in-chief of the Utrecht-based, student-run journal Article for several years. He also did a research project on the artist and curator Wybrand Hendriks (1744-1831) at Teylers Museum in Haarlem and worked as a (research) intern at the Treaty of Utrecht Foundation and the Impakt Festival.

Research Interests

  • The history of collecting c. 1800
  • Art and science, especially the use of images in early modern science
  • The philosophy of Edgar Wind and the wider circle surrounding Aby Warburg and his Kulturwissenschaftliche Bibliothek
  • Theoretical and methodological issues concerning agency and materiality

Key Publications

  • "What happens when you turn twice? Where the pictorial turn meets the material turn", The International Journal of Arts Theory and History, Volume 11, Issue 3, September, 2016, pp.19-29