Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Katrien KEUNE received her degree in Chemistry at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) in 2000 and got her PhD degree in Analytical Chemistry in 2005. Keune was a postgraduate research fellow (supported by NWO Talent-fellowship) at the Scientific Department of the National Gallery in London (2006-2007). Currently, she is the head of science department at the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, Netherlands. She also holds an appointment as Associate Professor of Chemistry at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and contributes to the Netherlands Institute for Conservation, Art and Science (NICAS) at a scientific and organizational level.
She is responsible for carrying out and developing scientific research projects with and providing analytical support to the conservation studios of the Rijksmuseum. The research is carried out in close collaboration with conservators, art historians and curators. She is specialized in ageing and degradation studies of pigments and oil paintings at the micro- and molecular level, especially related to pigment-binding medium interactions. She has (co-)authored to many publications focusing on degradation phenomena in oil paintings and is co-editor of the book ‘Metal Soaps in Art’ (2019, Springer). She participates and participated in (inter)national research projects and is co-supervising various PhD-students and post-docs.