Dr./Prof. Anne-Sophie V. RADERMECKER (PI)


Anne-Sophie V. Radermecker is an associate professor in Cultural Management at the Université libre de Bruxelles (Chaire d’Economie des arts et de la culture). She graduated in both art history (University de Liège) and Cultural Management (Université Libre de Bruxelles). In 2019, she defended an original PhD dissertation dedicated to the contemporary market for Flemish old masters, at the crossroads of art history and economics. She is also a B.A.E.F. fellow from Duke University (DALMI - Duke Art Law & Markets Initiative) and a lecturer at Erasmus University Rotterdam (Master in Cultural Economics & Entrepreneurship). Her main research interests are the economics of art and culture, the market for old master paintings, the economics of antiques and indeterminate works of art, the reciprocal interactions between museums and the art market (including acquisition policies and deaccessioning), the issue of value in cultural economics, and quantitative methods applied to art history. She has published several cross-disciplinary papers in art history, cultural economics, economic history, economic, and cultural management  journals. Her book entitled Anonymous Art at Auction was released in July 2021 (Brill, Studies in the History of Collecting & Art Markets). In 2023, she was granted an ERC starting grant for her project MOOVA - Making Old Objects Valuable Again. The Cultural, Economic Challenges and Sustainability Opportunities of Antiques in the 21st Century.


Among other research activities, she is involved on the BELSPO Brain-be 2.0 ProVenhance (Belgian federal project) dedicated to provenance research in the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium.


She is a member of ACEI (Association for Cultural Economics International), TIAMSA (The International Art Market Studies Association) but also ENCATC, AIMAC, ICOM. She is also a member of the Collegium from the Royal Academy of Belgium, of the Conseil Fédéral de la Politique Scientifique, and an expert  for a working group on a dialogue with the art market, created as a sub-group to the European Commission expert group ‘Cultural Heritage Expert Group’. 


Detailed CV available via this link