Sarah is graduated in Cultural Studies and Art Studies (ReMA), with minors in classical history and museum studies. Cultural-historical research whilst not losing sights of current debates in the field of museum- and heritage studies has always been a main point of her focus. She wrote a BA-thesis on national museums in Rome during the unification of Italy. Her MA-thesis with the title Displaying the Middle Ages: The appreciation of medieval art in 19th-century museums and exhibitions: Paris, Cologne, London and Bruges forms the base of her current PhD-project. During past and future travels across Europe, Sarah studies museums and exhibitions, narratives and the history of ideas.
Sarah's 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) at the University of Amsterdam. The project 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.
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