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photo: Koen Suyk


•   Conservation/restoration treatments in museums, institutions and private studios

•   Research, academic publications and presentations about: 15th-17th-century Netherlandish painting materials and techniques, technical art history, scientific imaging and analysis


•   Media appearances and presentations for general and specialised audiences (scientific, conservation, academic), given in Dutch and English


•   Technical art history: teaching and supervising BA/MA/MSc students, technical examination of artworks, making reconstructions using historically appropriate materials, microscopy



•  Native English speaker

•  Fluent in Dutch (passed Staatsexamen: Nederlands als Tweede Taal, Programma II; passed all levels of the INTT courses, University of Amsterdam)


•  Good comprehension of French


2008 - 2013

University of Amsterdam (UvA), Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Diploma:    PhD, Faculty of Humanities, 07/2013                 

Research Project:    The Impact of Oil: A history of oil painting in the Low Countries and its consequences for the visual arts, 1350-1550. University of Amsterdam / Rijksmuseum

Dissertation:    From the Ground Up: Surface and sub-surface effects in 15th- and 16th-century Netherlandish paintings


2002 - 2005            

The Courtauld Institute of Art, London, U.K.

Diploma:    Postgraduate Diploma in the Conservation of Easel Paintings, 07/2005

Thesis:    The Effect of Selected Materials Used for Surface Cleaning Unvarnished Paintings, conducted at Instituut Collectie Nederland, Amsterdam                                                           


1997 - 2001            

Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, U.S.A.

Diploma:    B.A., Art and Archaeology: Program II in Art History/Visual Arts, magna cum laude, 06/2001

Francis LeMoyne Page Class of 1922 Award for Creative Thesis Work

Lucas Graphics Prize for outstanding work in the Graphic Arts


1993 - 1997            

Shawnigan Lake School, Shawnigan Lake, B.C., Canada

Diploma:    High School, Honours, 06/1997                 

President of Graduating Class

Professional Affiliations

•   Editorial Board of peer-reviewed journals: Heritage Science and Oud Holland
•   Reviewer and editor for publications in peer-reviewed journals, conference proceedings, and collection catalogues, including: Burlington Magazine, Journal of the Historians of Netherlandish Art

•   Member of Scientific Working Group: Netherlands Institute of Art+Conservation+Science+ (NICAS)

•   Member of organizing committee: Historians of Netherlandish Art (HNA) 2022 conference

•   Member of: Restauratoren Nederland (fulfilled accreditation process in 2010), ICOM-CC (International Council of Museums – Committee for Conservation), Historians of Netherlandish Art (HNA)


•   Sports: Speed skating on ice, roller skating, roller derby (captain of the All Stars team of the Amsterdam Derby Dames, 2013 National Champions; skater for Team Nederland: Dutch National roller derby team, 12th place in 2014 World Cup, Dallas); Hash House Harriers (running club); November Project.

•   Visual Arts: Created series of paintings, drawings, prints and digital images based on microscopic biological images and
X-rays. Several exhibitions in the U.S.A. and Canada. Storyboard art for independent film and commercial. Mural in Starbucks in Princeton, NJ.


•   Bob Ross appreciation: featured in catalogue of Happy Painting exhibition at Museum More, 2021.

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