Daan van Heesch

Drs. Daan van Heesch
Junior Researcher


Daan van Heesch (°1992) is a PhD Fellow in Art History at the Research Foundation – Flanders (FWO) and affiliated with Illuminare - Centre for the Study of Medieval Art (KU Leuven). His research focuses on the transnational reception of Hieronymus Bosch in the early modern period, with case studies ranging from sixteenth-century Antwerp to colonial Peru (supervisor: prof. dr. Jan Van der Stock; co-supervisor: prof. dr. Paul Vandenbroeck).

In 2013, Daan held an internship at the Netherlands Institute for Art History (RKD) in The Hague. He received his MA in Art History from KU Leuven in 2014. In the same year, he joined Illuminare — Centre for the Study of Medieval Art as a research assistant. His master’s thesis, about model drawings and workshop practices in 16th-century Antwerp, was awarded the Rogier van der Weyden Prize and the IMRS/Lectio Prize. He was granted a PhD fellowship from the Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO) in 2015.

Daan has published in Delineavit et Sculpsit and has contributed to several exhibition catalogues on late medieval and early modern art. Currently, he is co-editing a book on Netherlandish Art and Luxury Goods in Renaissance Spain for Harvey Miller Publishers (with Robrecht Janssen and Jan Van der Stock).