Katrien Lichtert

Katrien Lichtert started her training as an art historian at the Free University Brussels (VUB) where she obtained a Master’s degree in Art History and Archaeology (Licentiaat in de Kunstwetenschappen en Archeologie) with a thesis on the influence of Byzantine icons on early Netherlandish painting. From 2007 onwards, she worked at the Department of Art, Music, and Theatre Science, Ghent University on an interdisciplinary project funded by the FWO (Flemish Fund for Scientific Research) focusing on representations of the city in the Southern Low Countries. In 2014 she obtained a PhD degree with a dissertation on Pieter Bruegel the Elder and the representation of (urban) landscapes.


  • Thorough knowledge of late medieval and early modern arts and culture in the Low Countries
  • Flemish Masters (15th - 17th Century)
  • Pieter Bruegel the Elder (c. 1526/28-1569), Adriaen Brouwer (c. 1606-1638)


Memberships: Arbeitskreis Niederländische Kunst- und Kulturgeschichte (ANKK), Association of Art Historians (AAH), Codart (Dutch and Flemish Art in Museums Worldwide), College Art Association (CAA), HNA (Historians of Netherlandish Art), ICMA (International Center for Medieval Art), ICOM (International Council of Museums), RSA (The Renaissance Society of America)

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