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Pieter ter Keurs

Professor of Museums, Collections and Society

Prof.dr. P.J. ter Keurs
+31 71 527 2688

Pieter ter Keurs (1956) is professor of Museums, Collections and Society at the faculties of Archaeology and Humanities. Ter Keurs is also Academic Director of the LDE Centre for Global Heritage and Development. He specializes in critical museums studies and the study of material culture. He wants to stimulate the use of academic and museum collections in scholarly research and scientific eduation.

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Fields of interest

  • Museum studies
  • Study of material culture


Ter Keurs did anthropological fieldwork in Papua New Guinea and Indonesia. He made several exhibitions in museums around the world, such as in Leiden, Amsterdam, Jakarta, Manilla, Paris and Tunis.


1. The role of museum collections in research
2. the practice of collecting
3. changes in material culture around 1800

Professor of Museums, Collections and Society

  • Faculty of Humanities
  • Centre for the Arts in Society
  • KG Musea en Collecties

Work address

Johan Huizinga
Doelensteeg 16
2311 VL Leiden
Room number 1.22


Professor by Special Appointment of Material Culture

  • Faculteit der Sociale Wetenschappen
  • Instituut CA/Ontwikkelingssociologie

Work address

Pieter de la Court
Wassenaarseweg 52
2333 AK Leiden



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