Art History’s ArtLab brings together research activities devoted to technical studies, digital methodologies, citizen science, and heritage.

person with glue
Photo: Thijs Hagendijk

It is a hub where students, researchers and scholars from the humanities and the sciences come together to research, teach, discover and engage with art, cultural heritage, and its historical techniques and materials.



  • Providing a space for hands-on exploration with materials and new technologies for the study of artistic practice, historical materials and techniques, visual and material culture (heritage).
  • To incubate cutting-edge research projects and foster creative research design.
  • To stimulate and facilitate multidisciplinary collaboration in and outside Utrecht University (community building).
  • Providing a space for teaching demonstrations that engage with materials/digital equipment, open to students and staff across faculties.
  • Providing training for the university community on the use of these techniques and their integration in research.
  • To run a continuous series of outreach activities that interface with the wider public, and tackle societal issues together with society.
Visit the Artlab website for more information
3D scan tomb Dom tower. Photo: Sanne Frequin