Research
My field of research MATERIALS, TOOLS AND PRACTICES: HISTORICAL AND THEORETICAL PERSPECTIVES ON THE PRODUCTION OF VISUAL ARTIFACTS IN OLD AND NEW MEDIA CULTURES develops a process-based approach to visual and material culture.

research projects
2013
Getty Scholar, Coloring Life, Crafting Images: Early Hand-Colored Photographs in Japan and the West, The Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles

2007-2011
The Brush in the Computer. A critical history of computer graphics and the 'painterly turn' in visual culture. VENI-research grant NWO (Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research)

2008-2013
The Impact of Oil 1500-1600, NWO Research Project, PI prof. Jeroen Stumpel, Utrecht University, University of Amsterdam, in collaboration with the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

2008-2010
Navel-Body-Skin, Art and Research project, IVOK, Instituut voor Onderzoek in de Kunsten, KU Leuven and St. Lucas Academie, Gent. PI prof. B. Baert, KU Leuven, International research partner: A. Lehmann
http://associatie.kuleuven.be/fak/nl/projects/navel-lichaam-huid

2008
The representation of creativity and art making in visual culture; towards an integrated perspective from media studies, anthropology and material culture studies, fellow Meertens Institute, KNAW, Amsterdam

2005-2007
Object appearance in painting and digital media. In collaboration with S. Pont, Physics of Man, Utrecht University and J.M. Geusebroek, Intelligent Systems Lab Amsterdam, Amsterdam University

For institutional embedding of my research see the University Staff Page

research platforms
Iconology Research Group
The IRG explores the role of iconology in relation to Visual Studies, Bildwissenschaften and Anthropology. Projects focus on the making, meaning and migration of images from the Middle Ages to the present day. The IRG organizes workshops and symposia on a yearly basis, at different locations in Europe and abroad.


editorial & advisory boards
Netherlands Yearbook for History of Art
Kunstschrift
Frauen-Kunst-Wissenschaft. Zeitschrift fuer Geschlechterforschung und visuelle Kultur
Framing Film (Series Amsterdam University Press)

juries
Holland Animation Film Festival 2012, Best Feature Film

conferences (selection)
Hiding Making, Showing Creation An international conference at the Teylers Museum, Haarlem & the Rijksacadamie Amsterdam, January 7&8 2011, exploring artistic strategies from the 19th to the 21st Century.
A selection is published here: R. Esner, S. Kisters, A. Lehmann (eds) Hiding Making, Showing Creation. The Studio from Turner to Tacita Dean Amsterdam University Press 2013


Showing Making. International conference on the representation of image making and creative practices in ritual, art, media, and science, June 18 & 19, Filmmuseum, Amsterdam. Organized by Ann-Sophie Lehmann (UU), Nico de Klerk (EYE), Irene Stengs (Meertens Institute)
A selection is published here The Journal of Modern Craft 1/5 2012
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