Hans J. Van Miegroet

Hans J. Van Miegroet

Professor of Art and Art History

Education

  • Ph.D., University of California at Santa Barbara 1988

  • M.A., Ghent University (Belgium) 1983

Overview

Hans J. Van Miegroet was trained at the Higher Institute for Art History and Archaeology of the University of Ghent (Belgium) and received his Ph.D. at the University of California, Santa Barbara.  He is engaged in exploring Art & Markets at the interface of the humanities, social sciences, law and the sciences. He has adopted a scientific collaborative model to conducting research on emerging Art Markets, legal questions related to copyright and cultural heritage and visual culture as a commercial pursuit. This approach has made it possible to create, and sustain, a variety of new research strategies and modes of interpretation, attractive to scholars and students from the humanities, law, the natural sciences and the social sciences. His publications include books on Konrad Witz and Gerard David, and co-authored studies on Mapping Markets for European Paintings in the Early Modern Period (2006), “History of Art Markets,” in Handbook on the Economics of Art and Culture, Elsevier Science, Amsterdam-London-Tokyo, 2006, pp. 69-122; “The Antwerp-Mechelen Production and Export Complex,” (co-author Neil De Marchi), in Essays in Memory of John Michael Montias, Amsterdam, 2007, pp. 133-147; “Copies fantômes la culture imitative au début de l’époque moderne en Europe,” in L'estampe, un art multiple à la portée de tous, Villeneuve d’Ascq, 2008, pp. 47-64. “The Rise of Dealer-Auctioneers. Information and Transparency in Markets for Netherlandish Paintings,” (co-author Neil De Marchi), in Art Market and connoisseurship in the Dutch Golden Age, Amsterdam University Press: Amsterdam, 2008, pp. 149-174; “Antwerp Dealers’ Invasions of the Lille Market,” (co-author Neil De Marchi), in Art Auctions and Dealers. The Dissemination of Nether¬landish Paintings during the Ancien Régime, Brepols: Turnhout, 2009, pp. 43-58; and “Flemish Textile Trade and New Imagery in Colonial Mexico (1524-1646),” (co-author Neil De Marchi) in: Jonathan Brown, Painting for the Kingdoms, Fomento Cultural BanaMex: Mexico City, 2010; “Comment les tableaux des anciens Pays-Bas ont envahi le marché Parisien - How Netherlandish Paintings came to Paris,” (co-author Neil De Marchi), Musée Marmottan, Paris 2012, pp. 28-47; “Supply-Demand Imbalance in the Antwerp Paintings Markets, 1630-1680,” (co-authors Neil De Marchi & Sandra Van Ginhoven) Brepols Publishers, Turnhout (forthcoming 2014);“A dealer ring in 1780s Paris to control sale outcomes, lessen investor uncertainty and facilitate low-risk, cross-border arbitrage in paintings,” (co-author Neil De Marchi), in: Anna M. Dempster, Risk and Uncertainty in the Art Market, London (forth coming 2014). He was awarded the Trinity College Distinguished Teaching Award.

Expertise

Arts, law & markets, visual & media studies, data analysis of emerging art markets, early modern art

Miegroet, Hans J. Van, and Neil de Marchi. Mapping Markets for Paintings in Early Modern Europe 1450-1750. 2006.

Miegroet, Hans J. Van, and Neil De Marchi. Gerard David. (English, French, and Dutch editions) Mercator Publishers, 1989.

Miegroet, Hans J. Van, and Neil De Marchi. De Invloed van de vroege Nederlandse schilderkunst in de eerste belft van de 15 de eeuw op Konrad Witz(The Influence of Early Netherlandish Painting on Konrad Witz). (Academie Royale des Lettres, Sciences et Beaux-Arts de Belgique / Royal Academy for Letters, Sciences and Fine Arts of Belgium), IIL, no. 42, Brussels, 1986.

VAN MIEGROET, Albert S., and Albert S. DE MARCHI. “Containing Uncertainty: A dealer ring in 1780s Paris auctions.” Risk and Uncertainty in the Art World, edited by Albert S. dempster, Bloomsbury Publishing, 2014.

Van Miegroet, H. J. “Containing Uncertainty: A dealer ring in 1780s Paris auctions.” Risk and Uncertainty in the Art World, Bloomsbury Publishing, 2014, pp. 125–46.

Miegroet, Hans J. Van, and Neil De Marchi. “Uncertainty, Family Ties and Derivative Painting in Seventeenth-Century Antwerp.” Family Ties. On Art Production, Kinship Patterns and Connections 1600-1800, edited by Katlijne Van der Stighelen and Leen Kelchtermans, Brepols Publishers, Turnhout, 2012, pp. 55–76.

Miegroet, Hans J. Van, and Neil De Marchi. “Comment les tableaux des anciens Pays-Bas ont envahi le marché Parisien - How Netherlandish Paintings came to Paris.” Exhibition Catalogue, Musée Marmottan, Paris, 2012, pp. 28–47.

Miegroet, Hans J. Van, and Neil De Marchi. “Flemish Textile Trade and New Imagery in Colonial Mexico (1524-1646).” Painting for the Kingdoms, edited by Jonathan Brown, Fomento Cultural BanaMex, Mexico City, 2010, pp. 878–923.

Miegroet, Hans J. Van, and Neil De Marchi. “Antwerp Dealers’ Invasions of the Lille Market (17th Century).” Art Auctions and Dealers. The Dissemination of Netherlandish Paintings during the Ancien Régime, edited by Dries Lyna et al., Brepols Publishers, Turnhout, 2009, pp. 43–58.

Miegroet, Hans J. Van. “Copies fantômes la culture imitative au début de l’époque moderne en Europe.” L’estampe, Un Art Multiple à La Portée de Tous, edited by S. Raux, Presse Universitaire Lille, 2008, pp. 47–64.

Miegroet, Hans J. Van, and Neil De Marchi. “The Rise of Dealer-Auctioneers. Information and Transparency in Markets for Netherlandish Paintings.” Art Market and Connoisseurship in the Dutch Golden Age, edited by in Koen Jonckheere and Anna Tummers, Amsterdam University Press, 2008, pp. 149–74.

Miegroet, Hans J. Van. “Dealing Netherlandish Painting in an Expanding Paris Art Market (1750-1815).” Auctions, Agents, and Dealers: The Mechanisms of the European Art Market ca. 1660-1860, edited by Jeremy Warren and Adriana Turpin, Oxford, 2007, pp. 41–51.

Miegroet, Hans J. Van, and Neil De Marchi. “The Antwerp-Mechelen Production and Export Complex.” Album Amicorum J. Michael Montias, edited by Mia Misozuki, University of Amsterdam Press, Amsterdam, 2007, pp. 133–47.

Pages

Van Miegroet, H. J. “New data visualizations on the Mechelen export industry and artist migration patterns.” Zeventiende Eeuw, vol. 31, no. 1, Dec. 2015, pp. 179–90. Scopus, doi:10.18352/dze.10127. Full Text

Miegroet, Hans J. Van, and Neil De Marchi. Supply-Demand Imbalance in the Antwerp Paintings Market, 1630-1680. 2014.

Miegroet, Hans J. Van, and Neil De Marchi. “"Recycling Nethlandish Paintings in Eighteenth-century Paris".” Recherches De Travail Des Sciences Historiques, Universite Charles de Gaulle, Lille-3, 2003.

Miegroet, Hans J. Van, and Neil de Marchi. “Brueghel in Paris.” Bulletin Koninklijke Musea Voor Schone Kunsten Van Belgie, 2003.

Miegroet, Hans J. Van, and Neil de Marchi. “Modern, Antique or Novelty Antique in 1517.” Miscellanea Neerlandica, Xxiv Xxvii, Leuven-Paris, 2001, pp. 153–72.

van Miegroet, Hans J., et al. “Painting in Bruges at the Close of the Middle Ages: Studies in Society and Visual Culture.” The Art Bulletin, vol. 82, no. 3, JSTOR, Sept. 2000, pp. 582–582. Crossref, doi:10.2307/3051404. Full Text

Wilson, Jean. “Painting in Bruges at the Close of the Middle Ages.” Studies of Iconology, 2000.

Miegroet, Hans J. Van, and Neil de Marchi. “Rules versus Play in Early Modern Art Markets.” Recherches Economiques De Louvain/Louvain Economic Reviewe, vol. 66, no. 1, 2000, pp. 145–65.

Miegroet, Hans J. Van, and Neil de Marchi. “Exploring Markets for Netherlandish Paintings in Sprain and Nueva Espana.” Nederlands Kunsthistorisch Jaarboek, vol. 50, 2000, pp. 81–111.

Pages

Miegroet, Hans J. Van, and Neil De Marchi. Consumption of Art and Dealer Initiative in early modern France. Feb. 2004.

Selected Grants

Launching the PhD Program in Visual and Media Studies awarded by Andrew W. Mellon Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2013 to 2019

International Graduate Education awarded by Andrew W. Mellon Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2011 to 2015

Art-Science at the Interface of the Humanities, Social Sciences awarded by (Principal Investigator). 2007 to 2011

Fall 2019

History of Art Markets (ARTHIST 231.01)
Smith Wrhs A266, MW 03:05 PM-04:20 PM
Art and Markets (ARTHIST 508S.01)
Smith Wrhs A266, W 06:30 PM-09:00 PM
History of Art Markets (VMS 242.01)
Smith Wrhs A266, MW 03:05 PM-04:20 PM
Art and Markets (VMS 567S.01)
Smith Wrhs A266, W 06:30 PM-09:00 PM

Spring 2019

History of Art Markets (ARTHIST 231.01)
Smith Wrhs A266, MW 03:05 PM-04:20 PM
History of Art Markets (VMS 242.01)
Smith Wrhs A266, MW 03:05 PM-04:20 PM

Fall 2018

History of Art Markets (ARTHIST 231.01)
Smith Wrhs A266, MW 03:05 PM-04:20 PM
History of Art Markets (VMS 242.01)
Smith Wrhs A266, MW 03:05 PM-04:20 PM

Spring 2018

History of Art Markets (ARTHIST 231.01)
Smith Wrhs A266, MW 03:05 PM-04:20 PM
Art and Markets (ARTHIST 508S.01)
Smith Wrhs A266, W 06:30 PM-09:00 PM
History of Art Markets (VMS 242.01)
Smith Wrhs A266, MW 03:05 PM-04:20 PM
Art and Markets (VMS 567S.01)
Smith Wrhs A266, W 06:30 PM-09:00 PM

Fall 2017

History of Art Markets (ARTHIST 231.01)
Smith Wrhs A266, MW 03:05 PM-04:20 PM
History of Art Markets (VMS 242.01)
Smith Wrhs A266, MW 03:05 PM-04:20 PM

Spring 2017

History of Art Markets (ARTHIST 231D.001)
Smith Wrhs A266, MW 03:05 PM-04:20 PM
History of Art Markets (ARTHIST 231D.01D)
Smith Wrhs A290, Th 04:55 PM-05:45 PM
History of Art Markets (ARTHIST 231D.02D)
Smith Wrhs A290, Th 12:00 PM-12:50 PM
Art and Markets (ARTHIST 508S.01)
Smith Wrhs A266, W 06:30 PM-09:00 PM
History of Art Markets (VMS 242D.001)
Smith Wrhs A266, MW 03:05 PM-04:20 PM
History of Art Markets (VMS 242D.01D)
Smith Wrhs A290, Th 04:55 PM-05:45 PM
History of Art Markets (VMS 242D.02D)
Smith Wrhs A290, Th 12:00 PM-12:50 PM
Art and Markets (VMS 567S.01)
Smith Wrhs A266, W 06:30 PM-09:00 PM

Fall 2016

History of Art Markets (ARTHIST 231.01)
Smith Wrhs A266, MW 03:05 PM-04:20 PM
History of Art Markets (VMS 242.01)
Smith Wrhs A266, MW 03:05 PM-04:20 PM

Spring 2016

History of Art Markets (ARTHIST 231.02)
Smith Wrhs A266, M 06:30 PM-09:00 PM
History of Art Markets (VMS 242.02)
Smith Wrhs A266, M 06:30 PM-09:00 PM
History of Art Markets (ARTHIST 231.01)
Smith Wrhs A266, MW 03:05 PM-04:20 PM
Art and Markets (ARTHIST 508S.01)
Smith Wrhs A266, W 06:30 PM-09:00 PM
History of Art Markets (VMS 242.01)
Smith Wrhs A266, MW 03:05 PM-04:20 PM
Art and Markets (VMS 567S.01)
Smith Wrhs A266, W 06:30 PM-09:00 PM

Spring 2015

History of Art Markets (ARTHIST 231.01)
Smith Wrhs A266, MW 01:25 PM-02:40 PM
Art and Markets (ARTHIST 508S.01)
Smith Wrhs A266, W 06:30 PM-09:00 PM
History of Art Markets (VMS 242.01)
Smith Wrhs A266, MW 01:25 PM-02:40 PM
Art and Markets (VMS 567S.01)
Smith Wrhs A266, W 06:30 PM-09:00 PM

Spring 2014

Art and Markets (VMS 567S.01)
Smith A266, W 06:30 PM-09:00 PM
History of Art Markets (VMS 242.01)
Smith A266, MW 01:25 PM-02:40 PM
History of Art Markets (ARTHIST 231.01)
Smith A266, MW 01:25 PM-02:40 PM
Art and Markets (ARTHIST 508S.01)
Smith A266, W 06:30 PM-09:00 PM