MA – Technical Art History
University of Amsterdam | 2015 – 2017
Extra-curricular courses: Oud schrift: Paleography 1300 – 1700; The Netherlandish Tradition: Change and Continuity
Masters thesis: “Discolouration in the oeuvre of Joachim Beuckelaer”. Graded 8/10.
Winner of the Rijksmuseum – Migelien Gerritzen Thesis Award 2018.
BA – Art History
Radboud University Nijmegen | 2012 – 2015
Minored in: Modern and Contemporary Art; Early Modern Art; Conservation and Restoration.
Extra-curricular courses: The Medieval Artist; American Art
Bachelors thesis: “The Sublime in the unfinished sculptures of Michelangelo”.
First year transcript – History
Radboud University Nijmegen | 2010 – 2012
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Center for Netherlandish Art, Museum of Fine Arts Boston | sept 2023 – mar 2024
As the Flanders State of the Art Postdoctoral Research Fellow, I am conducting research into the studio practice of Michaelina Wautier. A total of 6 paintings by her hand will be examined: her Self Portrait and The Five Senses. In addition to that, I am also researching several paintings by Rachel Ruysch.
KU Leuven & University of Antwerp| jan 2019 – jun 2023
I am researching seventeenth-century Brussels painting, with a focus on two artists: Michael Sweerts and Michaelina Wautier. A set of paintings from each artist will be examined with MA-XRF scanning. In addition to that, further technical analyses will be carried out in order to get a better understanding of the Brussels school of the seventeenth-century.
Supervisors: prof. dr. Katlijne Van der Stighelen, prof. dr. Koen Janssens, prof. dr. Geert Van der Snickt.
Helicon Conservation Support | jun – dec 2018
As an educator, I have designed, written and improved course material. Existing courses on art handling and preventive conservation were revised. For these courses, I have written syllabi, exams, and instructions for the teacher.
Besides that, I have also given courses on Preventive conservation. I was also one of the teachers of the mbo education in collection management (Hout en Meubileringscollege Amsterdam).
Composer VNK bibliography 2018
Association of Dutch Art Historians (VNK) | jan – jun 2018
In 2018, I have compiled the annual VNK bibliography. This year’s theme was Fine art and decorative arts before 1550. I have compiled a list of all publications by Dutch authors, published between 2012 and 2017.
Vetting committee: Label verification team
TEFAF | mar 2018
As part of the vetting committee, the label verification team is responsible for checking the information about the artworks provided by stand holders on the accompanying labels. This information should be clear and correct for (potential) buyers.
In addition to checking the labels, I have also worked on the new guidelines regarding these labels for TEFAF 2019. These guidelines will be distributed amongst gallery holders prior to the fair in 2019. The new guidelines have been drawn up in consultation with the vetting committee and the stand holders.
Graduate intern – Scientific Research Department
National Gallery of Art, Washington | jun – aug 2017 | graded: 9/10
During this internship I have worked on multiple projects. I worked on the design and content of the webfeature of the “Vermeer and the Masters of Genre Painting“ exhibition. Besides that, I was responsible for wrapping up research reports regarding Early Netherlandish diptychs. For these reports, I have analysed and interpreted paint samples and cross-sections.
I have also designed and executed multiple guided tours for the general museum public, in which I focused on discoloration in Dutch and Flemish paintings of the fifteenth through eighteenth centuries.
Royal Museum of Fine Arts, Antwerp| feb – apr 2017 | no grade
During this internship, I have assisted in the preparations for the Memling symposium (13 and 14 March 2017). In addition to that, I have assisted in mulptiple research and restoration projects that took place in the restoration studio of the Museum in this period.
Intern Technical Art History
Het Mauritshuis, Den Haag | sep – dec 2016 | graded: 8/10
During my internship at the Mauritshuis, I have researched Rogier van der Weyden’s The Lamentation. The research was carried out in preparation of the restoration of the painting. It was included in the exhibition regarding this conservation treatment.
I have also researched infrared photography and reflectography in relation to Early Netherlandish painting.