Nico de Klerk
Nico de Klerk, film archivist and film historian, worked at the Nederlands Filmmuseum between 1992 and 2012. He has a BA in English Language & Literature (Leiden University), an MA in Discourse Analysis (University of Amsterdam), and a PhD from Utrecht University for the dissertation Showing and telling: film heritage institutes and their performance of public accountability.
During his tenure as a collection researcher at the Filmmuseum he co-edited three volumes that came out of the international Amsterdam Workshops he curated: Nonfiction from the teens (1994); ‘Disorderly order’: colours in silent film (1995); and Uncharted territory: essays on early nonfiction film (1997). Subsequent Amsterdam Workshops were devoted to colonial and exotic imaging, the program as an exhibition format, and advertising film; the latter resulted in the book Films that sell (2016) that he co-edited with Patrick Vonderau and Bo Florin. Besides, he has published widely in international film historical journals and books; he is on the editorial board of the journals The Moving Image and Early Cinema in Review: Proceedings of Domitor. He also curated a number of other programs, in-house as well as for Il Cinema Ritrovato, Le Giornate del Cinema Muto, FIAF, Österreichisches Filmmuseum, and the Orphans Symposium, among others.
From 2015–2017 he was a researcher and project manager of "Exploring the interwar world: the travelogues of Colin Ross (1885-1945)" at the Ludwig Boltzmann Institut für Geschichte und Gesellschaft.
Currently he is developing a new research project.
Nico de Klerk, PhD
Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Digital History
Hofburg, Batthyanystiege, Mezzanin
T +43 1 8909689