Jana Wijnsouw (°1989) holds a PhD in Art History and wrote her dissertation ‘In search of a national (s)cul(p)ture. The local, national and international identity of sculptors in Belgium (1830-1916)’ at the department of art history at Ghent University. Her research interests include nineteenth-century art and sculpture, Pre-Raphaelite art, cultural transfers, national identity, and transnational exchange. She wrote her master's thesis on the mirror in Pre-Raphaelite art, while her recent publications focus on sculpture at International Exhibitions and salons, and the presence and reception of Belgian sculptors abroad. In the past, she worked as an art historian at the Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage (KIK/IRPA) in Brussels (2011), and as an intern at the Museum of Fine Arts (MSK) in Ghent (2010).