Outreach

Classroom support for chemistry teachers

In collaboration with the Education department of the Rijksmuseum, I worked on the development of teaching materials for high school chemistry teachers. These documents provide background, images, questions and experiments to allow teachers to use oil paintings to illustrate or introduce fundamental chemical concept to their students. All the material (in Dutch) is available free of charge at www.rijksmuseum.nl/scheikunde-lesmateriaal.

FameLab science communication competition

Below is my pitch at the Netherlands 2017 Final of the FameLab science communication competition:

Our research in public media

Article in Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Natuurkunde magazine (Dutch):

Een moleculaire blik op schilderijen

Interview in The Analytical Scientist magazine:

Life Modeling: Recreating the chemistry of paint degradation in the lab

Interview in NRC Handelsblad and nrc.next (Dutch):

De zepen waar veel olieverfschilderijen mee kampen

Article in Chemical & Engineering News:

Art conservators struggle with microscopic eruptions in masterpieces

Article on NWO website (Dutch):

Veranderende verf

Article on Phys.org:

Metal soaps critical in speed of deterioration of oil paintings

University of Amsterdam press release about PhD graduation:

Metal soaps critical in speed of deterioration of oil paintings

Article in Folia (Dutch):

Dankzij deze UvA’er kunnen we schilderijen beter restaureren