hendriksen-mariekeMarieke Hendriksen
Researcher, Department of History and Art History, Utrecht University, Netherlands

Marieke Hendriksen is a historian of art, science and medicine, specialized in the material culture of eighteenth-century medicine and chemistry and the intersections between art and science. She received her PhD from Leiden University in 2012 and has been awarded grants and fellowships by the National Maritime Museum in London, Groningen University, the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin, the Wellcome Trust, the Getty Foundation, the Society for the History of Chemistry, and the Chemical Heritage Foundation. The topics of her publications range from historical anatomical collections, medicine chests, anatomical preparation methods, and the production of coloured glass to the history of the concept ‘technique’ in the visual and decorative arts. Dr. Hendriksen currently works at Utrecht University as a postdoctoral researcher within the ERC-funded project Artechne. The project studies how technique was taught and learned in art between 1500 and 1950. Although the term ‘technical’ is readily used today, presently a history of the shifting meanings of the term ‘technique’ in arts and science is lacking. Her research is aimed at closing this gap in intellectual history. She works with the Utrecht DH Lab to create an online accessible database of art technical sources.