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Francien Bossema

PhD candidate at CWI and Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam.

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Currently, I am Migelien Gerritzen Fellow at the Rijksmuseum. I am also affiliated with the Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI) and Fellow at the eScience Center. This summer I will be Museum Guest Scholar at the Getty Museum in Los Angeles (USA). I obtained my PhD from Leiden University, The Netherlands in May 2024. My PhD project on Computed Tomography (CT) scanning for Cultural Heritage Research was part of the Impact4Art project at Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI) and Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. In 2022, I was a guest researcher at the British Museum. Over the last years, I have had the opportunity to work with colleagues at CWI and Rijksmuseum. I enjoy these collaborations and the interdisciplinary character of my research. My work is a combination of technical investigations into tailoring X-ray imaging techniques to the specific requirements of scanning cultural heritage and scanning and investigating case studies with collaborators at the museum. Next to mathematics and computer science I am interested in Science Communication, which I studied during my Masters’ Specialisation at Leiden University.

Below are some highlights of project video’s, podcasts and presentations. More information can be found using the top menu.

Project video NICAS Intact project (2022)


1 minute PhD project video (2020)

Image: Holy woman with lantern, Rijksmuseum collection inventory number BK-NM-9253

CWI podcast 2021 (in Dutch)

For spotify, see here.

For youtube click on the image. Podcast

NICAS colloquium presentation ‘Tailoring X-ray Imaging Techniques to date the Hugo de Groot chest’, 9th of December 2021

Presentation NICAS

Scientific presentation at the AI&Arts webinar of the Turing Institute 25th of June 2021 (20 min)

Presentation AI&Arts