Dr. Judith Noorman has been awarded a Vidi grant from the Dutch Research Council (NWO) for the project 'Golden Women'.
This project measures the impact of women on the Dutch art market in the seventeenth century by studying household consumption. Drawing on various sources, the project studies how women manifested themselves as important patrons and professionals, thus challenging the persistent assumption that the art market was dominated by men.
The Vidi gives researchers who have already spent several years doing postdoctoral research the opportunity to develop their own innovative lines of research and set up a dedicated research group.
In this round a total of 503 researchers applied for a Vidi grant from NWO, of which 81 were successful (16%). Each researcher will receive up to €800,000.