Call for Applications: PhD Positions in Technical Art History, Utrecht University

April 10, 2020


A successful PhD candidate should preferably have a (Research) Master’s degree in (Technical) Art History, Conservation and Restoration, History of Science and Technology or another relevant discipline.


The gross salary ranges between €2,325 in the first year and €2,972 in the fourth year. The position can be held for up to four years. 


Two fully-funded positions for obtaining a PhD degree are available within the research program Dynamics of the Durable: A History of Durability in the Visual and Decorative Arts (DURARE) at Utrecht University. To understand the history of durability in art, this research program asks how artisans explored ways to make art objects durable and what determined the desire of patrons to order and own durable art objects. The program uses historical reconstructions as a historical-analytical tool to fill the gaps between the historical act of creation, the art objects and the textual sources that describe these actions or are the products thereof.


Within the research program, two positions are available within different projects. Candidates can apply for one or both of the positions. Please visit the application posting for full instructions. 

For more information please contact the principal investigator, Dr Marjolijn Bol at [email protected].