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Conference papers

  • Keynote: Inaugural lecture, Erasmus University Rotterdam: The Eye of the Beholder? Evolving notions of quality in the global art market (12 June 2015)
  • Keynote: Conference Friend or foe: Art and the Market in the Nineteenth Century, Gemeentemuseum The Hague: Continuity and change. The nineteenth-century art market in perspective (21-22 May 2015). Click here to download a PDF-file containing the sheets of the presentation.
  • Conference Art market studies: art history’s salvation or doom, Christie’s Education, New York: Do we still need art historians? Connoisseurship and art expertise in the digital and global art market (18 April 2015)
  • Conference Between Adonism and Utilitarianism: Art Prices in the Contemporary Art Market, Erasmus University Rotterdam: Not so global after all: the contemporary art market and emerging economies (30 March 2015)
  • Keynote: National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo, Japan: Art and economics in the age of Rubens (11 January 2015)
  • Keynote: National Museum of Fine Art, Osaka, Japan: Art and economics in the age of Bruegel (10 January 2015)
  • Kobe University, Japan: The European art market in European perspective (7 January 2015)
  • Workshop The new cultural commons: the art world, new media and a democratic promise, The Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study (NIAS), Wassenaar: Introduction and opening remarks (18-20 November 2014)
  • Conference The art market past and present. Lessons for the future, Sotheby’s Institute, London: Mediators of Trade and Taste: Early Modern Dealers and the European Art Market (31 October-1 November 2014) [with Claartje Rasterhoff]
  • Conference Association of Internet Research, Daegu, South Korea: New information brokers and art canons: online art information search and its implications (21-24 October 2014)
  • Symposium Understanding art value, Deloitte: Luxemburg: The contemporary Indian art market (18 September 2014)
  • Workshop Material culture and consumption in early modern Europe, Kunstgeschichtliches Institut der Goethe Universität, Frankfurt: Mediators of trade and taste: Antwerp dealers and the European art (8-9 May 2014)
  • Keynote: Conference Art on the move. Artistic Exchange and Innovation in the Low Countries, 1572-1700, Boijmans Museum, Rotterdam: In search of Netherlandish art: cultural transmission and artistic exchanges in the Low Countries (10-11 April 2014)
  • Conference Renaissance Society of America, New York, USA: The Zeeland connection: the art trade between the northern and southern Netherlands during the seventeenth century (26-19 March 2014) [with Claartje Rasterhoff]
  • Conference European Sociology Association, Turin, Italy: Are we all connoisseurs now? The changing landscape of art expertise in the digital age (28-31 August 2013) [with Payal Arora]
  • Conference London and the emergence of a European art market, National Gallery London: Session moderator and chair (21-22 June 2013)
  • Colloquium Expertise. Das Kunsturteil zwischen Geschichte,Technologie, Recht und Markt, Swiss Institute for Art Research, Zurich: The changing landscape of art expertise in the Web 2.0 era (16-17 May 2013) [with Payal Arora]
  • Tata Institute for Social Sciences, Mumbai, India: Art after western hegemony. The market for modern and contemporary art in India (8 February 2013)
  • Conference The Shape of Diversity to Come: Global Community, Global Archipelago, or a New Civility? Erasmus University Rotterdam: The globalization of the art market (24-25 January 2013)
  • Collaborative workshop Art expertise in the digital age, Visual Studies Initiative at Duke University, USA: Have social networks rendered art experts redundant? (31 Oct -1 Nov 2012)
  • 17th International Conference Association of Cultural Economists international, Kyoto, Japan: The valorization of art and experts in the contemporary market (21-24 June 2012) [with Payal Arora]
  • 17th International Conference Association of Cultural Economists international, Kyoto, Japan: No Bubble like an Art Bubble? An analysis of recent booms and busts in the international market for paintings (21-24 June 2012) [with Liesbeth De Strooper]
  • Conference International Communication Association (ICA). Division of Visual Studies at the Communication and Community, Phoenix, USA: The end of the art connoisseur? Experts and knowledge production in the visual arts in the digital age (May 2012) [with Payal Arora]
  • 40th World Congress of the International Institute of Sociology, Delhi, India: Technological Innovations in Public Art Museums in Amsterdam and Mumbai (16-19 February 2012) [with Payal Arora]
  • ECREA Workshop on Digital Culture and Communication, Barcelona, Universitat Uberto de Catalunya: The rise of new experts. Consumers and the art world in the digital age (24-15 November 2011) [with Payal Arora]
  • Conference Exploring risk and uncertainty. Metaphores from the art market, Sotheby’s Institute of Art, London: Battling uncertainty: old and new experts in the market for visual arts (Sept 23, 2011) [with Payal Arora]
  • Workshop Methodologies for the study of collecting. The Wallace Collection, London: Mission impossible? Assessing quality in the visual arts in historical perspective (8-9 July 2011)
  • Symposium Maatschappij der Nederlandse Letterkunde, Leiden: Kennisoverdracht en artistieke uitwisseling in de Nederlanden tijdens de zeventiende eeuw (28 May 2011)
  • Conference Artistic work and creativity in the digital era: Images and Sounds, University of Avignon and the Vaucluse: The end of the art connoisseur? Experts in the visual arts market in past and present (24-17 May 2011) [with Payal Arora]
  • Workshop Art markets, Free University of Brussels ULB): Canon formation and the test of tme in the visual arts in the Low Countries, seventeenth century-present (29 April 2011)
  • Workshop Participatory knowledge production 2.0. Critical views and experiences, Maastricht: The rise of the new experts: consumers and the art world in the digital age (23 March 2011) [with Payal Arora]
  • Conference Die Rekonstruktion der Gesellschaft aus der Kunst: Antwerpener Malerei und Graphik in und nach den Katastrophen des späten 16. Jahrhunderts, Wolfenbüttel, Germany: Waiting for Rubens: The Antwerp Art Market in Transition, 1585-1608 (23-25 February 2011)
  • Symposium Middelburg als artistieke haven tussen Noord en Zuid, Zeeuws Archief: Middelburg als centrum voor de kunshandel tussen de Noorderlijke en Zuidelijke Nederlanden (4 February 2011)
  • Conference Crossing Boundaries and Transforming Identities. 15th Inter-disciplinary Conference for Netherlandish Studies, Los Angeles, UCLA: Border crossings during the Dutch Revolt: Artistic exchanges between Antwerp and Middelburg (17-19 June 2010) [with Karolien de Clippel]
  • Conference Association of Cultural Economics International, Copenhagen, Denmark: The test of time: expert evaluations and the formation of the canon of visual arts in the Low Countries (9-12 June 2010) [with Veerle de Laet]
  • Conference Family ties. On art production, kinship patterns & connections (1600-1800), University of Leuven: Agglomeration spillovers, buzz, and family ties in sixteenth-century Antwerp (10-11 December 2009) [with Neil de Marchi]
  • Interdisciplinary workshop Art markets in Europe, 1400-1800, Duke University, Durham (North Carolina), USA: Constructing the canon. Taste formation and eighteenth-century art auctions (17-19 September 2009).
  • Conference City Limits: urban identity, specialization and autonomy in seventeenth-century Dutch art, Dublin, National Gallery of Ireland and University College Dublin: A prolonged affair: Antwerp and the Haarlem school of painting during the seventeenth century (24-25 April 2009) [with Karolien de Clippel]
  • Conference Art after iconoclasm. Painting in the Netherlands between 1566 and 1585, University of Amsterdam: Between hope and despair. The state of the Antwerp art market, 1566-1585 (4-5 December 2008)
  • Symposium European tapestries in the Art Institute of Chicago, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven: Cultural economics and the market for Flemish tapestries (13 November 2008)
  • Symposium Nouvelles iconographies et consommation des images à Anvers au XVIe siècle, Université de Lille III, France: Broadening the horizon: Joachim Patinir and the expansion of the sixteenth-century art market (7 November 2008)
  • Conference The Devine art. Four centuries of European tapestries, Chicago, The Art Institute: The economics of tapestry making (31 October 2008)
  • Conference Association of Cultural Economics International, American University, Boston, USA: Pricing the canon. Eighteenth-century art auctions as value setting mechanisms (June 12-15, 2008)
  • Symposium The interactions between public and private financing of the arts and culture, Amsterdam, Boekman Foundation: The sorrow of Belgium: Tax expenditures as an underused source for financing the arts in Belgium (October 5-6, 2007)
  • Master Class on Patinir, Museo del Prado, Madrid: Joachim Patinir and the rise of the Antwerp art market during the sixteenth century (July 16, 2007).
  • Conference The Netherlandish seventeenth century and its afterlives, Duke University, North Carolina, USA: Painting in times of war: the birth of the Dutch art market during the Revolt (1568-1648) (March 3, 2007).
  • Colloquium Markteconomie en Kunst, Universiteit Antwerpen: Scire est mensurare? Culturele economie als wetenschappelijke discipline (December 11-12, 2006).
  • Social Sciences History Conference, Minneapolis, USA: Public services in Rotterdam and Antwerp during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries (November 1-5, 2006).
  • Seminar Regulering en markt in de vroegmoderne periode, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam: Schilderen volgens de regels. De regulering van de Antwerpse kunstmarkt tijdens de zestiende en zeventiende eeuw (21 juni 2006).
  • Keynote: Conference Association of Modern and Contemporary Art Galleries, Belgium (BUP): Antwerp art galleries in past and present (24 October 2005)
  • Colloquium Ao modo da Flandes. Disponibilidade, innovação e mercado de arte na época dos descobrimentos (1415-1580), University of Lisbon, Portugal: Paintings for Portugal: the exports of Flemish art from Antwerp to Lisbon during the sixteenth century (April 11-13, 2005).
  • Colloquium European trade in painters’ materials to 1700, National Gallery of Art and Courtauld Institute, London: The colour of money: dealing in pigments in sixteenth-century-Antwerp (February 11-12, 2005).
  • Symposium A house of art. Rubens as collector, Rubenshouse and Rubenianum, Antwerp: How to buy a painting? Outlets for art sales in seventeenth-century Antwerp (June 7-8, 2004).
  • Colloquium Double agents: cultural and political brokerage in Early Modern Europe, Dutch Institute Rome: The art of the dealer. Marketing paintings in Early Modern Antwerp (February 19-20, 2004).
  • Colloquium Artwork through the market, Institute of Art History, Slovak Academy of Sciences Bratislava, Slovac Republic: Selling art in Antwerp: the export of Flemish painting in early modern times (December 11-13, 2003).
  • Colloquium Art dealers and their networks: the dissemination of Netherlandish painting during the Ancien Régime, Antwerp, Rubenianum: Rubens for sale: auctions in Antwerp during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries (November 29, 2003).
  • Colloquium Le parfait négociant: Buyers, Sellers and Salesmanship in Medieval and Early Modern Europe (Italy, The Low Countries and England), University of Antwerp, Elzenveld: The art market in motion: changing strategies for the marketing of paintings in Antwerp during the Ancien régime (November 13-15, 2003).
  • Genootschap voor Antwerpse Geschiedenis [Antwerp History Society], Antwerp: Painting for the market: commercialization of art in Antwerp’s Golden Age (October 7, 2003).
  • Colloquium Die Braunschweiger Sammlungen und die Erwerbung von Objekte in Holland, University of Amsterdam [as respondent] (March 26-28, 2003).
  • Spring lecture series in history, University of Antwerp: Art and economics: the dissemination of Flemish art, 1400-1800 (March 22, 2003).
  • Colloquium Collectioner dans les Flandres et la France du Nord au XVIIIe siècle, Rijsel: A la recherche de l’art vendu: la diffusion de la peinture flamande, 16e-18e siècle (March 13-14, 2003).
  • Symposium Brueghel Enterprises, Brussels, The Royal Museum of Fine Arts (in collaboration with Bruno Blondé): A Taste for Bruegel? Genre painting in Antwerp Probate Inventories, Sixteenth – Eighteenth Centuries (June 20-21, 2002).
  • Colloquium on Tapestry in the Renaissance: Art and Magnificence, New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art: The Gentleman-Dealer and his Milieu: Joris Vezeleer and the 16th-Century Tapestry Trade (June 6-8, 2002).
  • Historians of Netherlandish Art Conference, Antwerp (in collaboration with Karolien De Clippel): The Dissemination of Bruegel Imagery in the Southern Netherlands during the Seventeenth Century (March 14-16, 2002).
  • Symposium organized in honor of Frans Baudouin, Rubenianum, Antwerp, Belgium: The Sellout of Antwerp: the Dissemination of Flemish Art during the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries (November 11, 2000)
  • European Social Science History Conference, Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Art Dealers in Antwerp During the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries (April 12-15, 2000).
  • Colloquium on Art for the Market: Inertia and Innovation in Painting in the Low Countries During the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries, Middelburg, The Netherlands: Protectionism or Free Trade? The Antwerp Guild of Saint Luke During the Sixteenth Century (December 10-12, 1998).
  • Symposium on New Approaches in Early Netherlandish Painting, New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art: The Commercialization of Art: Painting and Sculpture in Sixteenth-century Antwerp (November 7, 1998).
  • Colloquium on International Trade in the Low Countries, 14th-16th Centuries, Antwerp and Ghent, Belgium: Marketing Paintings in Sixteenth-century Antwerp: Demand for Art and the Role of the Panden (December 12-13, 1997).
  • Conference on European Cities and their People, Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Traffic and Transport: An Indicator of Urban Economy? The Example of Brabant in the Sixteenth Century (September 1992).
  • Economic History Workshop organized by Herman van der Wee, University of Leuven, Belgium: The Brabantine Urban Network of the Sixteenth Century [in Dutch] (June 4, 1992).
  • University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire, USA: Sixteenth-century Antwerp: The Golden Age of an Early Modern European Commercial Entrepot (December 12, 1991).
  • Erasmus Intensive Course on Urban History, University of Leicester, England: Exports from Antwerp to the German Hinterland in the Sixteenth Century (April 4, 1989).