Dr. Hannah De Moor (°1994) works at the Old Masters Department in M Leuven. She also is a Research Fellow at Illuminare – Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Art (KU Leuven). De Moor is co-editor of the book ‘Taking Shape: Sculpture of the Low Countries, 1400-1600’, that is set to appear with Brepols in the Early Modern Cultural Studies series in 2022-2023.
De Moor received her PhD in Art History from KU Leuven in 2022, with a dissertation entitled ‘Unravelling the History of Netherlandish Carved Altarpieces in Sweden. c. 1470-1527 and Beyond’ (supervisors: Professor Jan Van der Stock and Professor Carina Jacobsson). She received several grants, including research grants from the Chair for Medieval Sculpture in the Netherlands (Illuminare – KU Leuven) (2017-2022); the Research Foundation – Flanders (FWO) (2018, 2021); and the Petra och Karl Erik Hedborgs Stiftelse (2021). Her research has appeared in journals such as the Journal of Art Historiography, Konsthistorisk tidskrift/Journal of Art History, and Perspective : actualité en histoire de l’art.
Between 2016 and 2022 De Moor was responsible for the day-to-day coordination of the study centre Illuminare. During this time, she contributed to the Digital Corpus of Flemish Retables project, in collaboration with the RKD – Netherlands Institute for Art History in The Hague. The aim of that project was to disclose three documentation collections on 15th and 16th century carved altarpieces in images to create a Digital Corpus that is as complete as possible. De Moor has worked as an intern in several institutions such the Royal Museum of Fine Arts in Brussels, M Leuven, KUNST Leuven, and Illuminare.