Our Team

Our Team
Marjolijn Bol
Marjolijn Bol is Associate Professor in the Department of History and Art History and PI of the DURARE project. Her research interests focus on the interdependence of the history of art with the history of materials, techniques and knowledge. She is a member of the editorial board of Studies in Art and Materiality (Brill), a peer-reviewed book series dedicated to innovative scholarship about the relation between art, materials, and making and of Art Matters, an international journal for Technical Art History.

Email: m.a.h.bol@uu.nl
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Grace Kim-Butler
Postdoctoral Researcher
Grace Kim-Butler is a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of History and Art History. Working in cultural anthropology and science and technology studies, she studies how scientists negotiate the durability, sustainability, and authenticity of material culture. Her DURARE project examines how scientists today develop technologies for restoring art and cultural heritage. Grace received her PhD in History, Anthropology, and Science, Technology, and Society (HASTS) from MIT in 2019.

Email: g.kim-butler@uu.nl
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Jan van Daal
PhD Candidate
Jan van Daal joined the DURARE team in September 2020. Jan obtained his MSc in Technical Art History from the University of Amsterdam in 2019. He has worked on diverse topics, ranging from the manufacture of Romano-Egyptian mummy portraits to art materials in Early Modern Dutch pharmacology. The materials and techniques that underlie the production of cultural heritage objects are the red thread that tie Jan’s wide array of interests together.

Email: j.m.vandaal@uu.nl
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Henrike Scholten
PhD Candidate
Henrike Scholten is a PhD candidate at Utrecht University, as well as a practicing visual artist. She obtained her BA in Fine Art at Minerva Art Academy in Groningen, with an exchange period in Genoa (Italy). She obtained her ReMa in Arts and Cultural Studies at the University of Groningen. Her academic research focusses on the material and experiential dimensions of artistic technique, especially as it relates to processes of artistic education.

Email: h.scholten@uu.nl
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Diede Farhosh-van Loon
Project Assistant
Diede Farhosh-van Loon is project assistant in the DURARE team. She obtained her master degree in Persian Studies from Leiden University in 2008, followed by a doctor’s title in 2016 for her study on the mystical poetry of Ayatollah Khomeini for the NWO research project Of Poetry and Politics: Classical Poetic Concepts in New Politics of Twentieth Century Iran. In addition to her DURARE role as a project assistant, she is project coordinator for the ERC Advanced Grant Beyond Sharia: The Role of Sufism in Shaping Islam.

Email: d.farhosh-vanloon@uu.nl
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Clara Mikellides De Chiaro
Clara Mikellides De Chiaro is an intern at the DURARE team. She is an undergraduate at University College Utrecht following an interdomain major of Chemistry, Literature, and Art History. She is the Track Representative for Chemistry at UCU, a role focused on aiding the representation of students in the formation of the chemistry curriculum. Her future ambitions include researching the intersections between chemistry and art history, with a focus on the restoration and preservation of artworks.