Leo Delfgaauw, born in 1956 is lecturer and researcher at the Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen NL. He studied modern and contemporary Art History at the University of Amsterdam and worked for ten years as a museum curator. He organized many exhibitions with international artists, published texts on contemporary art and edited catalogues. As a member of the Research Centre Art & Society he is working on his doctorate research, ‘Hidden Careers; Older artists and Lifelong Learning’, which revolves around the question on how artistic practice, ageing and learning are interrelated. Based on biographical narratives, the life stories of a number of visual artists will be analyzed for a better understanding of aspects of ageing and processes of lifelong and life-wide learning.