The NWO-funded VIDI-project, The Female Impact: Rethinking the Early Modern Art Market, has recently launched a new website, where project developments and information will be published.
The project aims to map, measure and analyze the impact of women on the Dutch art market in the seventeenth century by studying the household as an economic site. Drawing on various sources, this project studies how women manifested themselves as important patrons and professionals. Collaboration with the Rijksmuseum will ensure that the research results reach millions of museum visitors, challenging the view of the art market as a man’s world and the narrative that sees the ‘Golden’ age as male-dominated.
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