About us

This project is founded and coordinated by:

dr. Lieke Wijnia, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at Museum Catharijneconvent in Utrecht, and fellow of the Centre for Religion and Heritage, University of Groningen. She is author of Beyond the Return of Religion: Art and the Postsecular (Brill 2018) and co-editor of The Bible & Global Tourism (Bloomsbury/ T&T Clark 2021). She curated Mary Magdalene: The Exhibition (2021-2) and edited its accompanying publication.

dr. James S. Bielo, Associate Professor of Anthropology at Miami University (Oxford, OH, USA). He is the author of four books, most recently Ark Encounter: The Making of a Creationist Theme Park (NYU, 2018), and founder of the digital scholarship project, Materializing the Bible.

This project is supported by:
Museum Catharijneconvent, Utrecht;
Centre for Religion and Heritage, University of Groningen;
Miami University, Ohio.

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