Marjan Sterckx is associate professor in the Art History department at Ghent University, where she is program chair and responsible for the courses on nineteenth-century art and on (interior) design history. She launched and coordinates the UGent-VUB research group The Inside Story: Art, Interior design & architecture 1750-1950 (ThIS), that a.o. yearly organizes the Studiedag Historisch Interieur en Design (Colloquium on Historic interiors and design).
Marjan is co-editor of a new book series at Brepols Publishers, entitled XIX. Studies in 19th-century Art and Visual culture, and of a journal on the history of interior design (Tijdschrift voor Interieurgeschiedenis en Design). She is a steering committee member of ESNA (European Society of Nineteenth-century Art) and member of the advisory board of Nineteenth-Century Art Worldwide (NCAW) and Oud Holland.
Her own research thus far focused mainly on 19th- and early 20th-century art, esp. sculpture, as related to gender, space, and design. Her PhD research on women sculptors and their work in the metropolis (Paris, London, Brussels, 1770-1953), published by the Koninklijke Vlaamse Academie voor Wetenschappen en Kunsten, was awarded the ‘Tri-annual Award for Humanities' of Academische Stichting Leuven.
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