Erma Hermens

Technical Art History

Erma Hermens is the Rijksmuseum Professor in studio practice and technical art history at the University of Amsterdam and the Rijksmuseum, Department of Conservation and Science. She often works with interdisciplinary teams, liaising between curators, conservators, scientists and computer scientists, combining art historical and contextual research of objects, their composite materials, and methods of making, with scientific analytical  and scientific imaging data. Present projects (all funded by the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research, NWO): CT-scanning for Art: from Images to Patterns (IMPACT4Art); Imaging, Identification and interpretation of Glass in Paint (I3Glassp); Down to the Ground: Coloured grounds in Netherlandish 16th and 17th-century painting.