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Sanneke Stigter

Photo by: Eduard ter Schiphorst

Sanneke Stigter is Assistant Professor in Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage at the University of Amsterdam, directing the specialisation Contemporary Art since 2007. After receiving her graduate degree in Art History at the University of Amsterdam in 1996, she went on to complete the five-year postgraduate training program in the Conservation of Paintings and Painted Objects, with a specialisation in Modern Art at the SRAL with honours in 2003. She then worked as contemporary art conservator at various collections and museums in the Netherlands and headed the Conservation Department of Contemporary Art and Modern Sculpture at the Kröller-Müller Museum for nearly eight years, where she also curated several exhibitions on art conservation. She takes part in various advisory boards and has been involved in many research projects devoted to the conservation of contemporary art such as Inside Installations, PRACTICs and NACCA. In 2016 she was awarded a PhD on her dissertation 'Between Concept and Material. Working with Conceptual Art: A Conservator's Testimony'. Her research interests lie in conservation theory, museum practice, oral history and artist interviews, with a special focus on installation art, photoworks, and conceptual art. She has lectured and published widely on these topics. 

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