Thijs Hagendijk is assistant professor in technical art history at Utrecht University. He investigates the history of practical knowledge and sustainable developments in the historical arts. In 2020, Thijs finished his dissertation on the reading and writing practices in the early modern arts. As of 2021, Thijs can be seen as expert in the Dutch tv-show Het geheim van de meester.
Thijs works at the intersection of technical art history and the history of chemistry, and is specialized in performative methods, such as reworking, re-enacting and reproducing historical techniques, materials and processes.