Publications


Short notice

Femke Valkhoff, “‘Vrouwen die brouwen’: The Life and Work of Maritge Claesdr Vooght.” The Rijksmuseum Bulletin 71 (2023): 32-41. Read here.

Book

Judith Noorman and Robbert Jan van der Maal, Het unieke memorieboek van Maria van Nesse 1588-1650. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2022. For Sale at Walburg Press.

Maria van Nesse

The discovery of a unique archival document instantly places Maria van Nesse among the best documented people of her time. Judith Noorman and Robbert Jan van der Maal researched her life and wrote a book about it: Het unieke memorieboek van Maria van Nesse (1588-1650). Nieuwe perspectieven op huishoudelijke consumptie.

Chapter

Marleen Puyenbroek, “Vrouwen op de kunstmarkt: gezworen schatsters.” In Kunst, kapitaal & kennerschap. Oude meesters op de Hollandse veilingmarkt 1670-1820, ed. F. Grijzenhout, 57-83. Zutphen: Walburg Pers, 2022. For sale at Walburg Press.

Chapter

Judith Noorman, “Beeldende kunst m/v.” In: De zeventiende eeuw, ed. Helmer Helmers, Geert Janssen and Judith Noorman, 333-56. Leiden: University Press, 2021. For sale at Leiden University Press. Read the English translation here.

Article

Marleen Puyenbroek, “Gezworen schatsters. Vakvrouwen in zeventiende-eeuws Amsterdam.” Amstelodamum 2 (2021): 103-117. Read here.

Book

Judith Noorman (ed. et al.), Gouden vrouwen van de 17de eeuw. Van kunstenaars tot verzamelaars. Zwolle: W Books, 2020.
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Golden Women

The UvA Bachelor course “We schrijven een boek” (We’re writing a book) resulted in the book “Gouden vrouwen van de 17de eeuw” (Golden Women of the 17th century). Under the supervision of Judith Noorman and with help from several professionals, the group of students wrote a book on women artists, collectors and patrons in just a few weeks’ time.

Conference paper

Frans Grijzenhout and Judith Noorman, “Lady of the House. The Household, Art and Memoria in the Dutch Republic.”
Session: Everything begins at home: The Early Modern Household (chair: Jennifer Mara Desilva), Sixteenth Century Society and Conference, Albuquerque, November 1-4, 2018. Read here.

Presentations


November 30, 2023

Marleen Puyenbroek, “Women Trading in Art Supplies: The Amazing Case of Ermptgen van Putten”, at the symposium Women and the Visual Arts in the Early Modern Low Countries at Het Noordbrabants Museum, November 30, 2023. Session: Who’s the Boss? Women’s Agency in the Shaping of Visual Culture, moderated by: dr. Dagmar Eichberger.

July 8, 2023

Anna Lawrence, “In Bed with Rembrandt,” at the International Colloquium Rembrandt and Genre at Bader College of Queen’s University, Herstmonceux Castle, East Sussex (UK ), July 6-9, 2023. Sponsored by Queen’s University, Kingston (Canada) and Museum het Rembrandthuis, Amsterdam (NL). Session: Sleeping with Rembrandt, chaired by: Joanna Woodall.

May 25, 2023

Judith Noorman, “The Female Impact. Rethinking the Early Modern Art Market,” at the OSK Sectiedag: Vrouwen in de vroegmoderne Kunstwereld, by the Research School for Art History (OSK) in collaboration with the Rijksmuseum, May 25. Click here for more information.

May 25, 2023

Marleen Puyenbroek, “Thuiswerken. Vrouwelijke kunstenaars in de Republiek en de betekenis van het huishouden voor hun artistieke productie, 1580-1720,” at the OSK Sectiedag: Vrouwen in de vroegmoderne Kunstwereld, by the Research School for Art History (OSK) in collaboration with the Rijksmuseum, May 25. Click here for more information.

March 28-29, 2023

Judith Noorman, “Women’s Vermeers? New Archival Documentation on Vermeer’s Clients,” Rijksmuseum, Vermeer Symposium,  March 28-29, 2023. Judith also spoke on this topic on NPO radio 1. Listen here.

June 2-4, 2022
Amsterdam

Robbert Jan van der Maal and Judith Noorman, “Household Heroine. A Newly Discovered Ledger and Approaches for Studying its Richly Documented Art Purchases,” at the Historians of Netherlandish Art Conference, Amsterdam and The Hague, May 28-June 1, 2022. Session: Confronting Gender in the Collection: Approaches to Studying Women and Their Objects, chaired by: Samantha Chang, Elizabeth Honig, Catherine Powell, Lauryn Smith and Thijs Weststeijn.

February 17, 2022
Chicago

Judith Noorman, “The Invisibility Myth. Women, Art and Household Consumption in the Dutch Republic,” at the College Art Association, Annual Conference, Chicago 2022. Session Archive, Object, Image: Reading Against the Grain in the Dutch and Spanish “Golden Ages”, chaired by Carrie J. Anderson and Marsely Kehoe.

October 30, 2021
Amsterdam

Judith Noorman spoke alongside fellow colleagues at the Night of History: (Un)seen work: Men and women in the workplace at the Rijksmuseum. Based on the Night, Judith wrote: “Married in paint. The portraits of Ferdinand Bol and Elisabeth Dell,” in Dossier Gender and Arbeid on Historici.nl.

September 9, 2021
Amsterdam

Pecha Kucha by Judith Noorman, “Where Are They Now?” at the opening of the Academic Year, Faculty of Humanities, University of Amsterdam. Watch here.

February, 2021

Judith Noorman and Frima Fox Hofrichter in the HNA Podcast Episode 1 discussing women as artists and consumers in the early modern art market and recent projects of Judith and Frima. Listen here.

January 25, 2021
Amsterdam

Judith Noorman, “Women, Art, and Household Consumption in the Dutch Seventeenth Century.” In Dit hebben we in huis, Alumni Lecture Series, Faculty of Humanities, University of Amsterdam. Watch here.

February 14, 2019
New York

HNA sponsored session The Female Impact. Women and the Art Market in the Early Modern Era, chaired by Judith Noorman and Frans Grijzenhout, at the Annual Meeting of the College Arts Association, New York.

November 1-4, 2018
Albuquerque

Frans Grijzenhout and Judith Noorman, “Lady of the House. The Household, Art and Memoria in the Dutch Republic,” at the Sixteenth Century Society and Conference, Albuquerque. Session: Everything begins at home: The Early Modern Household, chaired by: Jennifer Mara Desilva. Read conference paper.

In the media


Mister Motley
February 13, 2024

Daan Borrel, “Seksuele wezens die kunst kopen – over vrouwelijke seksualiteit die losstaat van de mannelijke blik.” Mister Motley, February 13, 2024. Read here.

Haarlems Dagblad
September 1, 2023

Laura den Edel, “Bredere blik op de brouwende vrouwen van Frans Hals. Interview met Femke Valkhoff.” Haarlems Dagblad, September 1, 2023. Read here and here.

The Art Newspaper
May 12, 2023

Martin Bailey, “‘Girl with a Pearl Earring’ reexamined in 100 billion pixels: discoveries from the Vermeer symposium in Amsterdam.” The Art Newspaper, May 12, 2023. Read here.

Volkskrant
March 5, 2023

Sarah van Binsbergen, “Rijksmuseum doet onderzoek naar vrouwen in de collectie: ‘Het lijkt soms wel detectivewerk.’” Volkskrant, March 5, 2023. Read here.

NPO Radio 1
February 10, 2023

Judith Noorman speaks on NPO Radio 1 about the influence of women in the life of Johannes Vermeer. Listen here.

Folia
December 13, 2022

Sija van den Beukel, “Maria van Nesse: The best documented woman of the seventeenth century.” Folia, December 13, 2022. Read here.

NH Nieuws
November 20, 2022

Anne Klijnstra, “Maria’s huishoudboek geeft unieke kijk op de 17e eeuw: ‘een gouden vondst.’” NH Nieuws, November 20, 2022. Read here.

NRC
November 8, 2022

Bart Funnekotter, “Een supervondst over een vrouw uit de quote 500 van de Gouden Eeuw.” NRC, November 9, 2022. Read here.

NPO Radio 1
November 9, 2022

Judith Noorman speaks on NPO Radio 1 about Maria van Nesse. Listen here.

Folia
December 9, 2021

Interview in Folia by Mella Fuchs.
Judith Noorman on women and other underrepresented groups in presentations of 17th-century history and the publication of the book De zeventiende eeuw. Read here.

Jinek
September 22, 2021

Judith Noorman appeared on the talk show Jinek, at the invitation of Marcel Levi. Watch here.

Jonge Historici
April 26, 2021

Jasmijn Groot, “Recensie | Judith Noorman en Frans Grijzenhout (red.) – Gouden Vrouwen van de 17de eeuw.” Jonge Historici, April 26, 2021. Read here.

Het Parool
December 13, 2020

Sietske Kleijwegt, “Studenten zetten Gouden Vrouwen in de spotlights.” Het Parool, December 13, 2020. Read here.

Trouw
December 7, 2020

Joke de Wolf, “‘Gouden Vrouwen’: Deze 34 vrouwen speelden in de 17de eeuw een vooraanstaande rol in de kunst.” Trouw, December 7, 2020. Read here.

Het Parool
November 27, 2020

Noor Langendijk, “UvA-studenten publiceren boek Gouden Vrouwen.” Het Parool, November 27, 2020. Read here.

Folia
November 24, 2020

Marleen Hoebe, “34 studenten schrijven kunstboek over powervrouwen in 17de eeuw.” Folia, November 24, 2020. Read here.