Anna Tummers (PhD. 2009) is University Lecturer Early Modern Art and Theory at the Leiden University Centre for the Arts in Society. She is a specialist in connoisseurship and authentication issues and currently co-PI, with Prof. Robert Erdmann (Rijksmuseum/ UvA), of the research project 21st Century Connoisseurship: Developing Smart Tools for the Analysis of Seventeenth-Century Paintings (2018-2022), funded by the Netherlands Institute for Conservation, Art and Science (NICAS). Her research focuses on the crossroads of art history, advanced technical analyses and data science. Since November 2020 she is a Member of the Scientific Advisory board of IPERION HS, a consortium of 24 partners from 23 countries that contributes to establishing a pan-European research infrastructure on heritage science (https://www.iperionhs.eu).
Previously, she worked as a curator for over 15 years, developing her skills at institutions such as the Print Room at the Royal Library in Windsor Castle, the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C. and the Frans Hals Museum in Haarlem. She initiated and (co-)organized several large-scale research projects that culminated in international loan exhibitions, published twelve books and circa 250 articles and entries, mostly on seventeenth-century art and culture.