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Marlite Halbertsma PhD


Biographical Note

Marlite Halbertsma was trained as an art historian and is now a full professor of Cultural History in the Department of Cultural Studies at Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication (ESHCC) of Erasmus University Rotterdam. During 2005-2009 she was the director of the research programme 'Globalisation and Cultural Heritage', financed by the Netherlandisch Organisation of Scientific Research (NWO). Since 2009 she is the director of the research programme 'Community Museums Past and Present', financed by the VSB Foundation in cooperation with NWO. Over the last years she was involved in various exhibitions on art and culture in Dutch museums and trustee of the Municipal Museum of Art in Schiedam. Recently (2010) she advised in the redevelopment of the Laurenskerk of Rotterdam as an experience, bringing back its history after its demolition and a restrained restauration.