Chris Dijkshoorn

RIJKS data

Chris Dijkshoorn is the coordinator of the Collection IT department of the Rijksmuseum. This department manages collection related applications, harmonizes collection data and ensures that the resulting data is usable for an (inter)national audience. Before, he worked as a data manager at the Rijksmuseum, while finalising his Ph.D. Chris implemented the Accurator nichesourcing platform and DigiBird collection integration system as part of his Ph.D. at the User Centric Data Science group at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. He defended his thesis entitled “Nichesourcing for Improving Access to Linked Cultural Heritage Datasets” in spring 2019. Doing research at the Rijksmuseum, British Museum and the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision provided him with valuable insights into the requirements of institutions regarding Linked Data and crowd-sourcing.