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Prof. dr. E.L. (Emilie) Sitzia

Faculty of Humanities
Capaciteitsgroep Kunstgeschiedenis

Visiting address
  • Turfdraagsterpad 15
Postal address
  • Postbus 94551
    1090 GN Amsterdam
Contact details
  • Publications


    • Esner, R., & Sitzia, E. L. (in press). Gauguin on the Brink: Martinique and the Image of Women. In Van Gogh and Laval in Martinique Van Gogh Museum.


    • Ferloni, J., & Sitzia, E. (2023). Challenging Romaphobia: The case of a Romanian Mask at Mucem. In A. Rowson Love, & P. Villeneuve (Eds.), Dimensions of Curation: Considering Competing Values for Intentional Exhibition Practices (pp. 103-108). (American Alliance of Museums). Rowman & Littlefield. [details]
    • Sitzia, E. (2023). Ghost Stories: Redon’s ‘transmission’ of Gothic literature. journal of Illustration, 10, 133-151. [details]
    • Sitzia, E. (2023). Multiple Narratives and Polyvocality as Strategies of Inclusive Public Participation: Challenges and Disruption in the History Museum. Muséologies. Les cahiers d'études supérieures, 10(2), 51-62.
    • Sitzia, E. (2023). Museology and Its Others: Analyzing Exhibition Storytelling through Narratology, Space analysis, Discourse analysis, and Ethnographic Research. In K. Bijsterveld, & A. Swinnen (Eds.), Interdisciplinarity in the Scholarly Life Cycle: Learning by Example in Humanities and Social Science Research (pp. 153-171). Palgrave Macmillan. Advance online publication. [details]


    • Ferloni, J., & Sitzia, E. (2022). Quand le musée de société donne du pouvoir : enjeux de la construction participative d’expositions au Mucem. Culture et Musées, 39, 135-162. [details]
    • Molle, F., & Sitzia, É. (2022). Une nouvelle façon de construire le discours muséal : L’exemple d’une exposition sur le VIH conçue avec des personnes concernées. Patrimoine, 17, 80-89. [details]
    • Rausch, C., Benschop, R., Sitzia, E., & van Saaze, V. (Eds.) (2022). Participatory Practices in Art and Cultural Heritage: Learning Through and from Collaboration. (Studies in Art, Heritage, Law and the Market; Vol. 5). Springer. [details]



    • Sitzia, E. (2020). Lost in Intersemiotic Translation? J.J. Grandville’s Illustration of Robinson Crusoe. Journal for Literary and Intermedial Crossings, 5(2). [details]
    • Sitzia, E. (2020). Picture Book Illustrations and Children’s Identity Formation: The Case of Fiep Westendorp’s Jip and Janneke. In N. Collé, & M. Latham (Eds.), Illustrating Identity/ies = Illustrer l'identité (pp. 167-184). (Book practices & textual itineraries ; Vol. 10). PUN-Éditions Universitaires de Lorraine. [details]
    • Sitzia, E. (2020). Public participation and agency in art museums. In B. Eriksson, C. Stage, & B. Valtýsson (Eds.), Cultures of Participation : Arts, Digital Media and Cultural Institutions (pp. 185-200). (Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies ). Routledge. [details]


    • Sitzia, E. (2019). Le temps qui oublie l’heure: la marche dans les écrits de Giacometti. In Alberto Giacometti : Une Aventure Moderne (pp. 158–161). Paris: Gallimard. [details]
    • Sitzia, E. (2019). Picturing Sleeping Beauty: Illustrations as Modern Storytellers. Jaarboek voor Nederlandse Boekgeschiedenis, 26, 145–162. [details]


    • Sitzia, E. (2018). Watercolours and Dendrites, Lakes and Seascapes: Water in George Sand’s Visual Art. In F. Ghillebaert, & M. Vala (Eds.), Water Imagery in George Sand’s Work (pp. 213-236). Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishers. [details]
    • Sitzia, E. (2018). [Review of: K. Shingler (2016) The French Art Novel 1900-1930]. The Modern Language Review, 113(4), 879-880. [details]


    • Sitzia, E. L. (2017). Imag(e)ining Poe: The visual reception of Poe in France from Manet to Redon. In Book Practices & Textual Itineraries: Illustrations and Intermedial Avenues editions universitaire de lorraine.
    • Sitzia, E. L. (2017). The ignorant art museum: Beyond meaning-making. International Journal of Lifelong Education, 37(1), 73-87.


    • Sitzia, E. (2016). The Many Faces of Knowledge Production in Art Museums: An Exploration of Exhibition Strategies. Muséologies. Les cahiers d'études supérieures, 8(2), 141-157. [details]


    • Sitzia, E. (2023). Portrait of a Museum. In E. Fourie, & C. Hoene (Eds.), The Stories We Tell: Creative Nonfiction Accounts of Our Research (pp. 65-68). Maastricht University. [details]
    • Sitzia, E. L. (Author). (2023). Beyond the Exhibit: Unlocking the Power of Museum Participation. Web publication or website, .
    • Sitzia, E. L. (Author). (2023). Trailblazers: 20th century illustrators and activism. Exhibition, .



    • Sitzia, E. L. (2018). Public participation and agency in the art museum. Paper presented at Cultures of Participation conference, Aarhus, Denmark.


    • Sitzia, E. L. (2017). Picture Book Illustrations and Children Identity Formation: the Case of Fiep Westendorp’s Jip and Janneke. Paper presented at Illustration and identity/ies conference, Nancy, France.

    Journal editor

    • Sitzia, E. (editor) (2019). Stedelijk Studies (Journal).

    Talk / presentation

    • Sitzia, E. (speaker) (17-7-2023). For a museology of the book: challenges and experiments, International Symposium on the exhibition of Books and Literature, Manchester.


    • Cueto Gutierrez, B. (2022). White papers on dissent: Politics and poetics of blockchain. [Thesis, externally prepared, Universiteit van Amsterdam]. [details]
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  • Ancillary activities
    • Maastricht University
      Associate Professor