Experts

Naomi

Modern art conservator – curator at The Phoebus Foundation (Family Huts, Antwerp). She obtained her master’s degree at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts (Antwerp) and specialized in Art and Economics at the Catholic University of Leuven. She worked in New York for four years for the Fine Arts Conservation Group restoration company and continued her career in modern art in Antwerp with The Phoebus Foundation.

Here she investigates the modern Latin American and the CoBrA art collections. She has a passion for entrepreneurship and is involved on a daily basis in connecting entrepreneurs with the art world through the Plato network of VOKA (Chamber of Commerce Antwerp).

Giovanna

Is a curator – restorer at International Platform for Art Research and Conservation (IPARC). After her training as a master in conservation and restoration of paintings at the Royal Academy of Antwerp, she worked at the Royal Museum of Fine Arts in Antwerp and the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam.

Subsequently, she worked for the Royal Institute for Art Heritage in Brussels. Here she carried out the restoration and a material technical investigation on a self-portrait of the Belgian artist, Constant Permeke. At IPARC she specializes in old masters and participated in the ambitious restoration campaign of 41 paintings from the Carolus Borromeus church in Antwerp.

Inez

Inez Dechamps (° 1964) graduated as a Licentiate in Romance Philology (UA 1986). After about 25 years in teaching as a French and Spanish teacher, this self-taught glutton art history and literature started working as a city and museum guide in Antwerp. Since 2004 she feels like a fish in the water in 16th and 17th century Antwerp and the related museums, but also with the modern and contemporary masters of the Middelheim Museum and others.

She is active as a guide in the historic houses and museums of our city, in the monumental churches of Antwerp and a number of (private) collections on modern and contemporary art.

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