Margriet van Eikema Hommes

Institute: Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands

Country: The Netherlands


Dr. Margriet van Eikema Hommes studied Art History at the University of Amsterdam and received her PhD with honors in 2002. Her PhD dissertation project formed part of the NWO research program Molecular Aspects of Ageing of Painted Art (MOLART) and appeared as a commercial edition entitled Changing Pictures: discoloration in 15th – 17th century oil paintings. From 2002 until 2004 she was a postdoctoral fellow in an interdisciplinary research project on the painted decorations in the Oranjezaal, Huis ten Bosch.

Since 2005 she works as a senior researcher with the Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands, where she conducts and coordinates material-technical research into predominantly seventeenth century paintings. She received an NWO Innovational Research Incentives Scheme Veni grant for her research project Visual concepts and pictorial solutions: the interrelation between decorative function, style and technique in 17th century Netherlands painting ensembles, housed by the University of Amsterdam. In 2010 she received the NWO Innovational Research Incentives Scheme Vidi grant for the current project From Isolation to Coherence. This project, led by Van Eikema Hommes, is housed by the Delft University of Techonology at the section Materials in Art and Archeology (department of Material Sciences), where she has been an Associate Professor since May 2011.

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