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Dr. Rosalien van der Poel new Institute manager ACPA

Dr. Rosalien van der Poel succeeds Lonneke Regter as Institute Manager of the Academy of Creative and Performing Arts (ACPA). Together with prof.dr. Henk Borgdorff, scientific director ACPA, she constitutes the board of ACPA since 15 November 2017.

Rosalien van der Poel

Rosalien van der Poel (Leiden, 1959) graduated in Art History, Non-Western Art and Material Culture / World Art Studies in 2008, and followed the minor in Chinese Language and Culture for Non-Sinologists at Leiden University.

Her interest in Chinese art originated from traveling through China in 1986 and her work as tour leader for Koning Aap Travels from 1988 to 1993. At the same time she worked as Manager Foyer LAKtheater and Communication Advisor / Event Coordinator at Leiden University. Since 2007 she is also Research Associate China of Museum Volkenkunde in Leiden.

From 2004 to 2009 Rosalien was head of Communication at the Faculty of Creative and Performing Arts. After this faculty became an institute at the Faculty of Humanities, she was appointed Head of the Rector’s Office. In November 2016 Rosalien obtained her doctorate at the Faculty of Humanities at the Leiden University Center for Arts in the Society.

Until mid-February 2018 Rosalien is still partly working as Head of the Rector’s Office and from mid-February on she will focus her energy on ACPA.

"I am happy to start working with ACPA. A wonderful opportunity to take this institute further. There is lots to do! I became very much aware of that lately!

Academy of Creative and Performing Arts (ACPA)

ACPA is a research institute of the Faculty of Humanities at Leiden University and embodies the collaboration between Leiden University and the University of the Arts The Hague (the Royal Conservatoire and the Royal Academy of Art). ACPA offers composers, performing musicians, visual artists and designers the opportunity to do doctoral research in and through artistic practice, through the doctoral programs music: 'docARTES', and visual art and design: 'PhDArts'. Up to now, 43 PhD trajectories have been successfully completed at ACPA. ACPA currently has 71 PhD students. In addition, the institute facilitates art education for students of Leiden University and offers elective courses for students of the University of the Arts in The Hague.

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