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Caterina Verdickt is trained as an art historian and has been working as curator, for instance for the Museum of Fine Arts in Ghent, where she co-curated the international exhibition ‘Art in Exile. Flanders, Wales and the Great War’ with Robert Hoozee and Oliver Fairclough, which had venues in Belgium, the Netherlands and Great Britain and which was shortlisted for the W.B. Berger prize. After that she stood at the foundation of the, for which she was the first liaison-officer. At the moment she is the head of collection at the Flanders Architecture Institute, where she manages about 200 architectural archives.She also teaches the history of interior design at the University of Antwerp, where she defended her PhD ‘The Realm of Silence. Consequences of the Belgian artistic migration towards Great Britain during the Great War on post war Belgian interior design’ in 2018. This dissertation departed from the assumption that the period of exile did have a transformative influence on the work of these artists and architects and examined the impact of exile on interior design in Belgium. It studied the subtle yet profound influence and significance that these – barely studied – stories of artistic migrations had on the complex culture of the Belgian post-Great War interior.Caterina has lectured on the Belgian Artistic Exile Community during the Great War, at the University of Cardiff, the University of Aberystwyth and the University of Stirling in Scotland, in Brussels, Antwerp and Ghent. Her research has been published in The British Art Journal, in 'Before and after ? Continuity or rupture ? Belgian Art around World War I' and in

Favourite (interior) architecture project

Aquarel 'Interieur' van architect en kunstschilder Flor Van Reeth (1884-1975), archief Lier.

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