Samuel Mareel

Samuel Mareel is the curator of the Museum Hof van Busleyden in Mechelen and a visiting professor at the department of Literature of Ghent University. He received his PhD (2007) from Ghent University and held postdoctoral positions at Ghent University, UC Berkeley, the University of Groningen and the University of London, Queen Mary. His main interest lies in the literature and visual arts of the Burgundian and early Habsburg Low Countries. He published extensively on the Netherlandish rhetoricians. As a curator he was responsible for the exhibition Call for Justice (2018), on art and law in the Burgundian Low Countries. He is currently working on the exhibition Renaissance Children (2020), which will explore the cultural significance of the Mechelen court as an educational center for the Habsburg dynasty between 1470 and 1530, from children’s portraits by Jan Gossart to educational treatises by Erasmus.

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