Projects

2019:

A Spinning Woman by Michael Sweerts
For my PhD research I was able to scan Michael Sweerts’ A Spinning Woman with MA-XRF (macro x-ray fluorescence) at Museum Gouda. Museum Gouda wrote a short post about it, which you can read here.

Scanning A Woman Spinning by Michael Sweerts with MA-XRF at Museum Gouda.

Summer Course: The age of Bruegel in context
I have been selected to participate in this intensive program of eleven days, in which I will attend lectures, discussions and museum visits. The Summer Course also provides its participants with a clear overview of the Flemish collections and the current state of research into sixteenth century Netherlandish art.


2018:

Article Desipientia
I have written an article on my research into Joachim Beuckelaer, which has been published in the Desipientia magazine (25:2, November 2018).

Speaker at the OSK symposium
On 6 July 2018, the OSK (association of Art History students of the Radboud University Nijmegen) organized an alumni symposium. I was asked to speak about my technical research into Joachim Beuckelaer.

Annual VNK bibliography
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.


2017:

Guest lecture ‘Discoloration’
University of Amsterdam
I gave a lecture for first-year MA students Technical Art History. The topic of this lecture was discoloration in easel painting. After the lecture, I gave a guided tour through the Rijksmuseum to see and discuss some examples of discoloration in European easel painting.

Guest lecture ‘Discoloration’
School voor Ambacht en Kunst, Laag-Soeren
I have prepared a guest lecture about discoloration in (Netherlandish) painting. Special attention was paid to the Antwerp painter Joachim Beuckelaer.

Guided tour ‘Discoloration’
National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.
During my stay in Washington, I have given a guided tour through the National Gallery of Art. This tour focused on discoloration in Netherlandish painting. I have written a blog about this tour, which can be read here


2016:

Research into infrared reflectgraphy
Mauritshuis, The Hague
In the Mauritshuis, I have conducted extensive research into Infrared Reflectography (IRR). IRR is a technique with which the underdrawing of a painting can be made visible. I have made a comparison between different infrared cameras, using Rogier van der Weyden’s Lamentation.

Rogier van der Weyden, The Lamentation, c. 1450. (Source: www.mauritshuis.nl)