CODART, Dutch and Flemish art in museums worldwide

Prof. Erma Hermens Deputy Director Conservation and Science, Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, United Kingdom


Associate Member of CODART since 2023

Areas of specialization

  • Technical art history
  • Interdisciplinary art history
  • 16th and 17th- century Netherlandish painting

Selected publications


‘Reviving degraded colors of yellow flowers in 17th century still life paintings with macro- and microscale chemical imaging’
Erma Hermens and others
Article in Science Advances, 8 (23) 2022

‘Colouring Black in Fabric and Paint’
Erma Hermens & Suzan Meijer
Essay in Burgundian Black: Reworking Early Modern Colour Technologies, edited by J. Boulboullé and S. Dupré
Santa Barbara (EMC Imprint) 2022

‘A note on Samuel van Hoogstraten’s Christ and the Women of Jerusalem, apprenticeship, practice, influence’
Peter Black and Erma Hermens
Essay in Rembrandt Now: Technical Practice, Conservation and Research, edited by M. Spring and A. Roy
London (Archetype) 2022


‘X-ray computed tomography for non-invasive dendrochronology reveals a concealed double panelling on a painting from Rubens’ studio’
Erma Hermens and others
Article in PLoS ONE, vol. 16 (no. 8)

‘Maarten de Vos, paintings, prints, red lakes and smalt : Transatlantic movements’
Erma Hermens
Essay in Historias de Pincel Técnicas y materiales de la pintura y retablos del siglo XVI en la Nueva España, edited by E. Arroyo et al., UNAM, 2021


Matthijs Maris at Work
Erma Hermens, Laura Raven and Suzanne Veldink
Amsterdam / Rotterdam (Rijksmuseum / Nai010) 2017


On the trail of Bosch and Bruegel; Four paintings under cross-examination
Edited by Erma Hermens
Published in the CATS Series of Technical Studies
London (Archetype Publications) 2013


‘The passion in paint, a technical investigation’
Erma Hermens
Essay in Rembrandt and The Passion, edited by P. Black and E. Hermens, pp. 101-134
Munich (Prestel Verlag) 2012



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