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S.C. (Sarah) Randeraad MA

Faculty of Humanities

Visiting address
  • Binnengasthuisstraat 9
Postal address
  • Postbus 1605
    1000 BP Amsterdam
Contact details
  • Profile

    I am graduated in Cultural Studies and Art Studies (ReMA), with minors in classical history and museum studies. During past travels to international institutes across Europe, I studied museums and exhibitions, narratives and the history of ideas, and will continue to do so in light of my PhD project. 

    My interest for museums and the reception of the past has culminated into an external PhD-position at the Amsterdam School for Heritage, Memory and Material Culture (AHM). The project with the title Framing the medieval in museums provides a comprehensive and comparative reading of "the medieval" in museums throughout Western Europe. By exploring religious, political and cultural contexts that shaped museum narratives, the project aims to reveal why and how medieval heritage has come to play a significant role in identity and memory formation. 

    Next to this project, I am the coordinator of the Grant Team at the FGw's research department. Together with grant advisors, project managers and policy officers I support researchers who want to apply for grants from national and international funding agencies. 

  • Publications


    • 'Hoe en waar zet je het allemaal neer? Presentatie van oudheden op de Breestraat, Papengracht en Boommarkt,' in: P. ter Keurs, W. Wirtz (red), Rijksmuseum van Oudheden, Leiden. Een geschiedenis van 200 jaar. Zwolle: Waanders Uitgevers, 2018.
    • ‘Privéverzameling tentoongesteld. Van boekenkast tot museumvitrine,’ in: Apm, Allard Pierson mededelingenblad, nr. 108, 2013: pp. 19-21
    • ‘Troje. Tussen mythe en werkelijkheid,’ in: Inflight Magazine, issue: 12, Dec 2012 – March 2013: pp. 76-79.

    Scholarships | Grants

    • Contribution of Jo Kolk Studiefoundation for research visit to the École du Louvre and INHA in Paris
    • Research grant provided by the Elly Cassee Stichting for a publication on the reception of the Middle Ages in Italian museums
    • GWO grant provided by the Stichting Vrienden van het NIKI for research in Florence (Sept-Oct 2017)
    • Stipend for graduate studentsat the Royal Dutch Institute in Rome (February 2016)
    • Erasmus travel grant  for exchange programme at University of Bologna (1st semester 2014)
    • Travel grant provided by Cultureel Instituut van Italië in Nederland for Italian language course at Comitato Linguistico in Perugia (Summer 2009)

    Past and upcoming presentations | conference proceedings

    • 'Medii Aevii, Medio Evo, Tempi di Mezzo. "Amorphous" Middle Agse in 19th-century Florentine private and public display.'  Februari 16th, 2018, Annual Medieval Postgraduate Colloquium, The Courtauld Institute, London
    • ‘Medieval art in papal Rome 1800-1870.’ April 22nd, 2017, KNIR Vriendendag, RMO, Leiden
    • ‘Displaying the Middle Ages. The appreciation of medieval art in the Vatican Museums.’  February 10th, 2016, Knir Debate, Royal Dutch Institute, Rome
    • ‘Met Troje de Lucht in.’ December 4th, 2012, Press Preview, Allard Pierson Museum, Amsterdam
  • CV


    • UNIVERITY of AMSTERDAM: coordinator grant team fgw – October 2018-present
    • MUSEUM CATHARIJNECONVENT, Utrecht: junior curator acquisitions – June-October 2018; volunteer dep. Heritage in Churches and Convents - Nov. 2017-present.
    • UNIVERSITY of AMSTERDAM: teaching assistant – Feb-March 2018/2019: Cultuurtheorie I, Cultuur en Samenleving. 
    • AMSTERDAM SCHOOL of HERITAGE, MEMORY and MATERIAL CULTURE, UvA: PhD Student (ext) - April 2017-present: “Framing “the medieval” in museums in 19th-century Europe.”
    • NATIONAL MUSEUM of ANTIQUITIES, Leiden: Intern – July-Dec 2016: Research and article preparation on the presentation of antiquities in the museum from 1818-1918.
    • ROYAL DUTCH INSTITUTE, Rome: Graduate Scholarship – February 2016: Data collecting on the topic of reception of medieval art in the Vatican Museums, research at the library of the Institute, the Biblioteca Hertziana, and the Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana.
    • UNIVERSITY of AMSTERDAM: Exhibition Practicum – Sept-Dec 2012 : Project: the Flying Exhibition ‘Met Troje de Lucht in’ related to the exhibition ‘TROJE. Stad. Homerus. Turkije,’ at the Allard Pierson Museum in Amsterdam (07.12.2012-05.05.2013).
    • ROYAL DUTCH INSTITUTE, Rome: Library assistant – February-May 2010: Acquisition and processing of new library material, checking inventory.
    • UNIVERSITY of PERUGIA: Archaeological excavation – Summer 2009: Cooperation with Italian and Dutch students on an archaeological excavation in Orvieto, Italy, under direction of Prof.ssa Simonetta Stopponi of the University of Perugia.


    • MASTER of ARTS, University of Amsterdam, Research Master Arts & Culture, 2013-2015. GPA: 8.2/10. MA thesis: ‘Displaying the Middle Ages. The appreciation of medieval art in nineteenth century museums and exhibitions: Paris, Cologne, London, Bruges.’ (graded: 9.0/10)
    • BACHELOR of ARTS, University of Amsterdam, Cultural Studies, 2010-2013. GPA: 7.9/10. Minors: Museumstudies, Classical Culture; BA thesis: ‘De vorming van een nationaal geheugen. Drie nationale musea in Rome na de Italiaanse eenwording.’ (graded: 9.0/10)

    Additional Certificates: 2018 Huizinga Certificate, Atelier Wetenschappelijk Recenseren, University of Amsterdam. 2017 NICA Certificate, MA-class Reception, Nachleben and Transhistoricity, University of Amsterdam / Rijksmuseum Amsterdam; 2015 OSK Certificate, MA-course Artist Migration and Artistic Exchange, NIKI Florence; 2013 English writing/presenting for Academic Purposes, Summer School, Utrecht University; IELTS Certificate, Academic English, British Language Centre, Amsterdam; KNIR Certificate, BA-course Roma Caput Mundi, KNIR Rome; 2009 CELI Certificate, Italian Language and Culture (B2), Università per Stranieri, Perugia

  • Ancillary activities
    • Universiteit van Amsterdam