Mary-Ann Middelkoop

Ms Mary-Ann Middelkoop

Drs MSc

Mary-Ann Middelkoop

Mary-Ann Middelkoop studied History at the University of Utrecht and the London School of Economics and Political Science, and is currently a PhD Candidate in History at the University of Cambridge. In October 2016 she was appointed Junior Research Fellow in Modern European History at Wolfson College, Cambridge, with the postdoctoral project A Thing of Fragile Beauty: Porcelain, War and Plunder in the Third Reich. She also works as a researcher for the Commission for Looted Art in Europe, London.

Research interests

Mary-Ann's doctoral thesis focuses on the visual arts and auswärtige Kunstpolitik in Germany during the years 1917-1933, and is funded by the Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC), Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD) and the Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds. Her research interests include Weimar Culture, cultural diplomacy, the history of looted art and restitution during the Third Reich and its aftermath, and provenance research. She was guest editor with Dr Bianca Gaudenzi and Dr Astrid Swenson of the Special Issue The Restitution of Looted Art in the Twentieth Century, Transnational and Global Perspectives, Journal of Contemporary History vol. 52, no. 3 (July 2017).