Floor is a former PhD student in (digital) Art History

In summer 2015, I graduated from the research master Art & Visual Culture at the Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands. I began my studies in the field of Man & Identity (interior design, trends and style) at the Design Academy Eindhoven, but soon discovered my passion for art history and interest in digital research methods.

Previously I studied wallpaper advertisements by using Delpher's online collection of digitized Dutch newspapers. During my research internship at the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, I used OCR technology to translate Cyrillic literature on the Russian-Dutch artistic and cultural relations at the time of Peter the Great. And finally, for my master’s thesis I created a dataset of post-Pompeian wall paintings from the former Roman Empire, and linked it to available public resources such as the Getty VocabulariesIconclass, and Schema.org.

My PhD project Visualizing Visions focuses on the use of digital tools for art historical research. Yet, this is still considered a distinct and maybe even obscure sub-discipline: 'digital' art history. I explore this overarching theme through a series of case studies related to the historic interior and museum collections.

Check out my personal blog for more information.


Floor successfully defended her PhD thesis in October 2021.