Hans J. Van Miegroet

Professor of Art and Art History

External address: 
114 S. Buchanan Blvd, A251b, Smith Warehouse, Bay 10, Durham, NC 27708
Internal office address: 
Box 90766, Media Arts + Sciences,, Durham, NC 27708
Phone: 
(919) 684-2504
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Overview

Hans J. Van Miegroet was trained at the Higher Institute for Art History and Archaeology of the University of Ghent (Belgium) and received his Ph.D. at the University of California, Santa Barbara.  He is engaged in exploring Art & Markets at the interface of the humanities, social sciences, law and the sciences. He has adopted a scientific collaborative model to conducting research on emerging Art Markets, legal questions related to copyright and cultural heritage and visual culture as a commercial pursuit. This approach has made it possible to create, and sustain, a variety of new research strategies and modes of interpretation, attractive to scholars and students from the humanities, law, the natural sciences and the social sciences. His publications include books on Konrad Witz and Gerard David, and co-authored studies on Mapping Markets for European Paintings in the Early Modern Period (2006), “History of Art Markets,” in Handbook on the Economics of Art and Culture, Elsevier Science, Amsterdam-London-Tokyo, 2006, pp. 69-122; “The Antwerp-Mechelen Production and Export Complex,” (co-author Neil De Marchi), in Essays in Memory of John Michael Montias, Amsterdam, 2007, pp. 133-147; “Copies fantômes la culture imitative au début de l’époque moderne en Europe,” in L'estampe, un art multiple à la portée de tous, Villeneuve d’Ascq, 2008, pp. 47-64. “The Rise of Dealer-Auctioneers. Information and Transparency in Markets for Netherlandish Paintings,” (co-author Neil De Marchi), in Art Market and connoisseurship in the Dutch Golden Age, Amsterdam University Press: Amsterdam, 2008, pp. 149-174; “Antwerp Dealers’ Invasions of the Lille Market,” (co-author Neil De Marchi), in Art Auctions and Dealers. The Dissemination of Nether¬landish Paintings during the Ancien Régime, Brepols: Turnhout, 2009, pp. 43-58; and “Flemish Textile Trade and New Imagery in Colonial Mexico (1524-1646),” (co-author Neil De Marchi) in: Jonathan Brown, Painting for the Kingdoms, Fomento Cultural BanaMex: Mexico City, 2010; “Comment les tableaux des anciens Pays-Bas ont envahi le marché Parisien - How Netherlandish Paintings came to Paris,” (co-author Neil De Marchi), Musée Marmottan, Paris 2012, pp. 28-47; “Supply-Demand Imbalance in the Antwerp Paintings Markets, 1630-1680,” (co-authors Neil De Marchi & Sandra Van Ginhoven) Brepols Publishers, Turnhout (forthcoming 2014);“A dealer ring in 1780s Paris to control sale outcomes, lessen investor uncertainty and facilitate low-risk, cross-border arbitrage in paintings,” (co-author Neil De Marchi), in: Anna M. Dempster, Risk and Uncertainty in the Art Market, London (forth coming 2014). He was awarded the Trinity College Distinguished Teaching Award.

Education & Training

  • Ph.D., University of California at Santa Barbara 1988

  • M.A., Ghent University (Belgium) 1983

Launching the PhD Program in Visual and Media Studies awarded by Andrew W. Mellon Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2013 to 2018

International Graduate Education awarded by Andrew W. Mellon Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2011 to 2015

Art-Science at the Interface of the Humanities, Social Sciences awarded by French American Cultural Exchange (Principal Investigator). 2007 to 2011

International Graduate Program in Art Markets and Visual Studies, Duke University --Universite Lille-3 awarded by French American Cultural Exchange (Principal Investigator). 2007 to 2009

Miegroet, HJV, and Marchi, ND. Gerard David. (English, French, and Dutch editions) Mercator Publishers, 1989.

Miegroet, HJV, and Marchi, ND. De Invloed van de vroege Nederlandse schilderkunst in de eerste belft van de 15 de eeuw op Konrad Witz(The Influence of Early Netherlandish Painting on Konrad Witz). (Academie Royale des Lettres, Sciences et Beaux-Arts de Belgique / Royal Academy for Letters, Sciences and Fine Arts of Belgium), IIL, no. 42, Brussels, 1986.

VAN MIEGROET, , and DE MARCHI, . "Containing Uncertainty: A dealer ring in 1780s Paris auctions." In Risk and Uncertainty in the Art World,edited by dempster. Bloomsbury Publishing, May 22, 2014. (Chapter)

Van Miegroet, HJ. "Containing Uncertainty: A dealer ring in 1780s Paris auctions." In Risk and Uncertainty in the Art World, 125-146. London, New Dehli, New York, Sydney: Bloomsbury Publishing, April 10, 2014. (Chapter)

Miegroet, HJV, and Marchi, ND. "Uncertainty, Family Ties and Derivative Painting in Seventeenth-Century Antwerp." In Family Ties. On Art Production, Kinship Patterns and Connections 1600-1800,edited by KVD Stighelen and L Kelchtermans,55-76. Brepols Publishers, Turnhout, 2012.

Miegroet, HJV, and Marchi, ND. "Comment les tableaux des anciens Pays-Bas ont envahi le marché Parisien - How Netherlandish Paintings came to Paris." In Exhibition Catalogue,28-47. Musée Marmottan, Paris, 2012.

Miegroet, HJV, and Marchi, ND. "Flemish Textile Trade and New Imagery in Colonial Mexico (1524-1646)." In Painting for the Kingdoms,edited by J Brown,878-923. Fomento Cultural BanaMex, Mexico City, 2010.

Miegroet, HJV, and Marchi, ND. "Antwerp Dealers’ Invasions of the Lille Market (17th Century)." In Art Auctions and Dealers. The Dissemination of Netherlandish Paintings during the Ancien Régime,edited by D Lyna, F Vermeylen, and H Vlieghe,43-58. Brepols Publishers, Turnhout, 2009.

Miegroet, HJV. "Copies fantômes la culture imitative au début de l’époque moderne en Europe." In L’estampe, un art multiple à la portée de tous,edited by S Raux,47-64. Presse Universitaire Lille, 2008.

Miegroet, HJV, and Marchi, ND. "The Rise of Dealer-Auctioneers. Information and Transparency in Markets for Netherlandish Paintings." In Art Market and connoisseurship in the Dutch Golden Age,edited by IK Jonckheere and A Tummers,149-174. Amsterdam University Press, 2008.

Miegroet, HJV, and Marchi, ND. "The Antwerp-Mechelen Production and Export Complex." In Album Amicorum J. Michael Montias,edited by M Misozuki,133-147. University of Amsterdam Press, Amsterdam, 2007.

Miegroet, HJV. "Dealing Netherlandish Painting in an Expanding Paris Art Market (1750-1815)." In Auctions, Agents, and Dealers: the Mechanisms of the European Art Market ca. 1660-1860,edited by J Warren and A Turpin,41-51. Oxford, 2007.

Pages

De Marchi, N, Van Miegroet, HJ, and Raiff, ME. Dealer-Dealer Pricing in the 17th Century Antwerp-Paris Art Trade. 1997.

Miegroet, HV. "New data visualizations on the Mechelen export industry and artist migration patterns." De Zeventiende Eeuw. Cultuur in de Nederlanden in interdisciplinair perspectief 31, no. 1 (December 23, 2015): 179-179. Full Text

Miegroet, HJV, and Marchi, ND. "Supply-Demand Imbalance in the Antwerp Paintings Market, 1630-1680." (2014). (Academic Article)

Miegroet, HJV, and Marchi, ND. ""Recycling Nethlandish Paintings in Eighteenth-century Paris"." Recherches de Travail des Sciences Historiques (2003). (Academic Article)

Miegroet, HJV, and Marchi, ND. "Brueghel in Paris." Bulletin Koninklijke Musea voor Schone Kunsten van Belgie (2003). (Academic Article)

Miegroet, HJV, and Marchi, ND. "Modern, Antique or Novelty Antique in 1517." Miscellanea Neerlandica, XXIV-XXVII (2001): 153-172. (Academic Article)

Van Miegroet, HJ. "Painting in Bruges at the close of the Middle Ages: Studies in society and visual culture." ART BULLETIN 82, no. 3 (September 2000): 582-585. Full Text

Van Miegroet, HJ. "Painting and the market in early modern Antwerp." ART BULLETIN 82, no. 3 (September 2000): 582-585. Full Text

Van Miegroet, HJ. "Early Netherlandish carved altarpieces 1380-1550: Medieval tastes and mass marketing." ART BULLETIN 82, no. 3 (September 2000): 582-585. Full Text

Van Miegroet, HJ. "Review of Art Markets in Europe." The Sixteenth Century Journal XXXI (2000): 477-78. (Review)

Pages

Miegroet, HJV, and Marchi, ND. "Consumption of Art and Dealer Initiative in early modern France." (February 2004).