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Jan Teeuwisse


Dr. J.B.J. Teeuwisse
+31 71 527 2727

Jan Teeuwisse is a guest researcher at the Leiden University Centre for the Arts in Society.

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Fields of interest

  • Politics and Society
  • Identity
  • Modernity


The chair aims to promote academic research about modern and contemporary international sculpture and its historiography, viewed as a cultural product anchored in society and closely related to other forms of visual art. Teaching and research will focus on three main topics: modernity/postmodernity, interculturality and intermediality.

Placing the historiography of modern and contemporary sculpture in the Netherlands in an international perspective.

Study of the autonomous sculptural object and reflection upon the material nature of sculpture and on the boundaries of the sculptural concept as this has gained in importance in both theory and museological art history.

Reflection on public sculpture and its social role.

Teaching activities

  • Research seminars
  • Thesis seminars

Curriculum vitae

Jan Teeuwisse (1955) has been director of Beelden aan Zee Museum and it’s research centre, the Sculptuur Instituut, since 2002. He studied Art History at the University of Amsterdam and from 1991 to 2002 was Head Curator of Modern Art at the Netherlands Institute for Art History (RKD) in The Hague. Teeuwisse publishes in the field of modern and contemporary sculpture. He obtained his PhD in 2004 with a thesis on the development of early modern Dutch sculpture under the influence of French neoclassicism. In 2012 Teeuwisse was appointed to the endowed chair in the History, Theory and Practice of Modern Sculpture at Leiden University.


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


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