Damiët Schneeweisz is a CHASE AHRC-funded PhD candidate at the Courtauld Institute of Art supervised by Dr Esther Chadwick. Her thesis, ‘A History of the Portrait Miniature in the Atlantic Ocean World,’ investigates how portrait miniatures engaged in and where shaped by social relations in the Circum-Atlantic space through which they circulated in the long eighteenth century. She is widely interested in object-based learning, the history of empire and materiality, the anthropology of art, movement and exchange, and curating.
Alongside her doctoral research, Damiët is Visiting Scholar at the Rijksmuseum, Editor in Chief of Immediations journal, and the 2022 William C and Susan S Mariner Fellow at the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts Summer Institute. She has previously been Johan Huizinga Fellow at the Rijksmuseum and received grants from the Dr Hendrik Muller Foundation and the Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds.
She earned a BA (Hons, Summa Cum Laude) from Leiden University College and MA’s (High Distinction) in Museum Studies from Nanyang Technological University Singapore and Art History from the Courtauld Institute of Art. In 2020, her MA dissertation on the translation of prints by and after Agostino Brunias was awarded The Courtauld Prize for an Outstanding Dissertation.