Speaker TEDxDelft in the spotlight!

Joris Dik is a professor of Materials Science and comes from a family of painting conservators. His personal interest in art is primarily focused on the scientific, research side of art. In his TEDxTalk he raises the question: Why are we not protecting our modern art?

Joris (*1974, Amsterdam) studied art history and classical archaeology at the University of Amsterdam. From 1995-96 he was a Getty Graduate Intern at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles. He then obtained a PhD from the University of Amsterdam, focusing on historical pigment technology.

In 2003 he joined Delft University of Technology to set up a research line on materials in art and archaeology. He was appointed Antonie van Leeuwenhoek professor in 2010, he is an alumni of the KNAW-Young Academy and is vice chairman at the dept of materials science and engineering.