Margriet Schavemakers is head of collections at Stedelijk Museum, and initiator of ARtours.
Margriet Schavemakers studied art history and philosophy at the University of Amsterdam and received her doctorate in 2007 for a dissertation on the word-image relationship in the visual arts of the 1960s. Having taught in the art history department and in media studies at the University of Amsterdam, she was appointed head of collections at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam. In 2006 she organised the lecture series Right about Now: Art and Theory since the 1990s (in cooperation with the University of Amsterdam, W139, the Stedelijk Museum and the Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam). The accompanying publication, which she co-edited, was published by Valiz in 2007; a second edition was published in 2008. In the winter of 2008/2009 she co-organised a new lecture series under the title Now is the Time: Art and Theory in the 21st Century. The accompanying publication was published by Nai Publishers.