Sanneke Stigter is Assistant Professor in Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage at the University of Amsterdam, and has been directing the specialisation in Contemporary Art since the beginning (2007). She has a master's degree in Art History from the University of Amsterdam (1996) and graduated cum laude from the five-year postgraduate training programme in the Conservation of Paintings and Painted Objects, specialisation Modern Art, at the SRAL (2003). She has worked at the paintings conservation department of the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, the conservation department of the Frans Hals Museum and the paintings conservation department of the Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands, before she became Head Conservator for Contemporary Art and Modern Sculpture at the Kröller-Müller Museum, where she worked for nearly eight years and also curated several exhibitions on conservation. She has been on the board of several artist estates, does editorial work, and is part of the steering committees of the SBMK and INCCA. She has been involved in many international research projects devoted to the conservation of contemporary art, both for the museum (Artist Interviews/Artist Archives, Inside Installations and PRACTICs) and the university (New Strategies, NeCCAR, and NACCA), combining her museum experience and theoretical insight. In 2016 she concluded her PhD, Between Concept and Material. Working with Conceptual Art: A Conservator's Testimony. Her research interests lie in conservation theory, museum practice, oral history and artist participation, with a special focus on conceptual art, photoworks and installation art. She has lectured and published widely on these topics.