Hupperetz (1966) studied Ancient History and Provincial Roman Archaeology at Radboud University in Nijmegen. In 2004 he defended his PhD thesis at the University of Tilburg – on The memory of a street – Eighthundred years of living in the Visserstraat in Breda. Promotores were prof. dr. G.W.J. Rooijakkers and prof. dr. A.J. Bijsterveld.
In 2009 he was appointed as director of the Allard Pierson Museum, the archaeology museum of the University of Amsterdam.
He is a heritage specialist in the field of museology, (Roman and late medieval) archaeology, castles, housing culture, cultural landscape and urban environment focused on extra value by digital and virtual media and a multidisciplinary approach. Wim Hupperetz is Professor by Special Appointment of the History of Dutch Culture, in particular the study of objects, in the Faculty of Humanities at the VU University (Amsterdam). The chair was established in 1990 on behalf of the Royal Antiquarian Society (Koninklijk Oudheidkundig Genootschap, KOG).
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