Liselore Tissen is an external PhD-candidate at Leiden University (supervised by prof. dr. C.J.M. Zijlmans) as well as at Delft University of Technology (supervised by prof. dr. J. Dik). She holds an MA in Arts & Culture and during this program specialized in conservation and restoration theory and ethics. Her main interests lie in technical art history – a branch within art history that focuses more on the material and scientific aspects of artworks - and the crossroads between modern technology and art. She is interested in exploring the possibilities technology has to offer for both art conservation and art presentation.
Consequently, her PhD-research focuses on the applicability of 3D printing and 3D reproduction for the conservation of paintings. From a humanities perspective she will analyze the importance of 3D printing in the art world. This way this research will address the moral and ethical discussions that arise from the introduction of modern technology in the art world. By working closely with various museums throughout the Netherlands her goal is to provide both theoretical and practical ways in which we can use this reproduction technology to the advantage of the material qualities of paintings, maintaining their importance as artifacts of human history without harming the authenticity of the original artwork the reproduction is derived from.