Prof. Dr. Alexander Van Eck, Lecturer at Izmir University of Economics (IUE), Faculty of Fine Arts and Design, Department of Fashion and Textile Design, was awarded gold medal by Dutch Teylers Community for his article on how history should be used in order to understand art. For the first time, a scientist from Izmir qualified for this award, which was given to scientists contributing to the development of humanity since 1779.
Prof. Dr. Van Eck, who received his award at the ceremony that took place at Teylers Museum in Harlem, Holland, said, “The award goes to an answer sought for a different question each year. I attended the contest within the body of Izmir University of Economics with my article questioning how history should be used in understanding art. My article also included my studies on historical St. John’s Church, located at Gouda, Holland, and the reflections of Dutch Republic on the stained-glasses of the Church between the years of 1579 – 1795. I followed the traces of the Kingdom. Reflections of the Kingdom transforming into art on the glasses brought me this award.”
Prof. Dr. Van Eck stated that the awards was given by Teylers Museum, one of the oldest museums of Holland named after the famous scientist Pieter Teylers, and he was very proud to have returned with this award to Izmir University of Economics.