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Dick van Broekhuizen


Dr. B.J.M. van Broekhuizen MA
+31 71 527 2727

Benedictus van Broekhuizen is an external PhD candidate at the Leiden University Centre for the Arts in Society.

More information about Dick van Broekhuizen

Fields of interest

  • Modern sculpture
  • Nineteenth century sculpture


My research focuses on nineteenth century (French) sculpture. In case studies, I explore the possibilities of methods which use spatial metafors. For instance, "centre and periphery" is such a spatial notion. This could be useful in structuring the shifts in interpretation.
The project eventually focuses on judgment mechanisms in the critique on sculpture. Case studies include the Femme Piquée par un serpent by Auguste Clésinger; the Animaliers; the Gorilla sculptures by Immanuel Frémiet.

Teaching activities

Assistant to Prof. dr. J. Teeuwisse, for the MA working group in museum Beelden aan Zee, Sculptuur Instituut, The Sculptor at Work
2015 fall.

Curriculum vitae

1998-99 Education (Art history)
1999-2002 RKD (Assistant Modern Art, Nineteenth Century Art)
2002-current reseacrh asst Sculptuur Instituut, Head of collections, publications museum Beelden aan Zee

Key publications

For publications see: www.vanbroekhuizen.net/homepage/node/1.


  • Faculty of Humanities
  • Centre for the Arts in Society
  • KG Moderne beeldende kunst

Work address

Arsenaalstraat 1
2311 CT Leiden
Room number B2.01



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