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Francien Bossema

PhD candidate at CWI and Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam.

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My PhD project on Computed Tomography (CT) scanning for Cultural Heritage Research is part of the Impact4Art project at Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI) and Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. In 2022, I am based in London, at the British Museum, for a research placement. 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.

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