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Arts and Culture

Below a snapshot of some of our researchers with expertise in the fields of arts and culture.

For specific questions or to get in touch with a researcher not listed on this page, please call the UvA Press Office on +31 (0)20 525 2695 or send an email to

Kolfin, Elmer, Art History
Credits: Dirk Gillissen

Elmer Kolfin specialises in Dutch art in the period 1500-1800. His areas of expertise are prints and book illustrations, (political)iconography, early modern representations of Africans, social functions of art.

T: +31 (0)20 525 3049

dr. E.E.P. (Elmer) Kolfin

Faculty of Humanities

Capaciteitsgroep Kunstgeschiedenis

Hoogleraar Europese Etnologie
Credits: Jeroen Oerlemans

Prof. Peter Jan Margry

Peter Jan Margry is professor of European Ethnology. His areas of expertise are the ethnology of Europe (‘Western’ culture in daily life), religion and religiosity, rituals, pilgrimage, intangible cultural heritage, popular culture and the culture of remembrance.


prof. dr. P.J.J. (Peter Jan) Margry

Faculty of Humanities

Capaciteitsgroep Algemene Cultuurwetenschappen

Stols-Witlox, Maartje, Conservation and restauration
Credits: Dirk Gillissen

Dr Maartje Stols-Witlox

Maartje Stols-Witlox is a paintings conservator. Her areas of expertise are the examination, preservation and restoration of paintings. She performs research into painting techniques, historical paint recipes and restoration recipes and the ethics of restoration.

T: +31 (0)20 525 6131 / 1871

dr. M.J.N. (Maartje) Stols-Witlox

Faculty of Humanities

Capaciteitsgroep Conservering en Restauratie