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Nico de Klerk

de Klerk
Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter
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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 Diuscourse 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); other workshops had as a theme ‘Colonial and exotic imaging’ and ‘Re-assembling the program as an exhibition format’. Besides, he has published widely in international film historical journals and books; he is on the editorial board of the journal The Moving Image. He also curated a number of other programs, in-house as well as for FIAF, Il Cinema Ritrovato, Österreichisches Filmmuseum, and the Orphans Symposium, among others. Currently he is researcher and project manager of ‘Exploring the interwar wars: the travelogues of Colin Ross (1885-1945)’ at the LBI für Geschichte und Gesellschaft.