Azinta Plantengawerkzaam als Art historian and project assistant bij Uniquole and the Stedelijk Museum
Testimonial Azinta Plantenga
“I learned a lot during my study about the objects that I now actually see in my work. “
“Although art and art history have always fascinated me, it took some time before I realised that I wanted to work in this field. After completing my bachelor's in Languages and Cultures of China at Leiden University, I moved to China to gain work experience. It was in Beijing that I really got into the art world. I loved it so much that I decided to focus on this area and to return to Leiden to take a Master's in Arts and Culture...
While completing my master's thesis, I joined the company as art historian and project assistant. I recently started to work at the Stedelijk Museum as research assistant, where I carry out research on different objects in the collection. Both these positions give me every opportunity to apply my research skills. The good work ethic that I acquired during my study, as well as the ability to handle deadlines, are skills that are important assets in my work today.
The Design and Decorate Art Studies programme was a good introduction to the different subjects that form part of my specialist field. I would recommend this master's to everyone who is interested in applied art and design. There is an immense amount of knowledge available within Leiden University. The excellent training that I received during my study from true specialists taught me a lot about the objects that I am now seeing in my everyday work."
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