Vanessa Boschloos

Vanessa Boschloos
Metropolitan Museum of Art

PhD Archaeology and Art Studies

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Introduction
My research pertains to Egyptian-ancient Near Eastern interconnections, archaeology and history of the Levant, ancient seals and sealings
Additional affiliations
December 2017 - present
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Position
  • Andrew W. Mellon Curatorial Research Specialist
February 2016 - present
Ghent University
Position
  • Postdoctoral assistant
September 2005 - September 2017
Royal Museums of Art and History, Brussels
Position
  • Researcher

Publications

Publications (75)
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Prehistoric stone structures are prominent and well-studied in the Levantine desert margins. In northern Arabia, however, such structures have received less attention. This article presents the results of investigations of a 35m-long stone platform, first constructed in the mid sixth millennium BC, overlooking the oasis of Dûmat al-Jandal in northe...
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Museums offer an ideal environment for informal cultural learning on heritage artifacts, where visitors get engaged in learning due to an intrinsic motivation. Sharing the museum space among visitors allows for collective learning experiences and socializing with each other. Museums aim to design and deploy Tangible User Interfaces (TUIs) in order...
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Contribution on ancient Carthage in video and computer games for the exhibition 'Carthago: il mito immortale' (Rome 2019)
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Hiëratische inscripties op verwensingsbeeldjes (late Middenrijk) van de Koninklijke Musea voor Kunst en Geschiedenis in Brussel zijn amper leesbaar. Voor hun ontcijfering zet ten egyptologen innovat ieve beeldvormingstechnieken van de KU Leuven in.
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The Egyptian collection of the RMAH comprises about one hundred figurines made of unbaked clay, bearing curses written in hieratic script. They represent captured enemies and were buried ritually in order to symbolically neutralise foreign and domestic enemies and general threats. The red and black pigments used to inscribe these four millennia old...
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Meanings and values of built heritage vary from factual and explicit meanings which are relatively easy to present, to more tacit knowledge, which is typically more challenging to communicate due to its implicit and often abstract character. In this paper, we investigate how tangible interaction influences the communication of this tacit knowledge...
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A collection of Prime Cultural Heritage artefacts consisting of Egyptian late Middle Kingdom figurines (c. 1850–1700 BCE), made of unfired clay and covered in inscriptions, is kept at the Royal Museums of Art and History (RMAH) in Brussels, Belgium. Several of these hieratic inscriptions curse enemies of the Egyptian state, including Canaanite, Nub...
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http://www.belspo.be/belspo/brain-be/themes_project_nl.stm#pp2012 The Egyptian collection of the RMAH comprises about one hundred execration figurines made of unbaked clay, bearing curses written in hieratic script (a cursive writing system related to hieroglyphs) and dating to the Middle Kingdom (c. 1850 BC). These represent captured (foreign) en...
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A particular type of scarab-shaped seals, displaying distinct typological features, has surfaced throughout the Mediterranean, from Sardinia to Cyprus and the Levant. An examination of their typological characteristics, the archaeological contexts in which they were found and the iconographical designs with which they are decorated point towards a...
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Report on Levantine and Egyptian scarab-shaped seals from the excavation campaigns of 2014-2017 at Sidon College Site.
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Museums offer an ideal environment for informal cultural learning, particularly for young visitors by allowing them to see the different museum collections and to hear their related stories. Gamification accordingly is an approach that museums follow in order to provide edutainment experience and to attract children. However, most of gamification t...
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A multispectral, multidirectional, portable and dome-shaped acquisition system is developed within the framework of the research projects RICH (KU Leuven) and EES (RMAH, Brussels) in collaboration with the ESAT-VISICS research group (KU Leuven). The Multispectral Portable Light Dome (MS PLD) consists of a hemispherical structure, an overhead camera...
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When heritage objects are being transformed into digital representations, the loss of information is inevitable. The challenge lies in developing integrated systems able to minimize this loss and bring together as many different kinds of recordable characteristics as possible of one and the same object. This contribution presents an approach that c...
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Report of the Egyptian Execration Statuettes (EES) Project of the Royal Museums of Art and History, Brussels
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The execration figurines at the Royal Museums of Art and History in Brussels were discovered in Saqqara in the 1920s. The collection comprises over a hundred figurines and three small rectangular coffins, all made of unfired clay and dating to the late Middle Kingdom. The figurines are covered with execration texts: hieratic inscriptions in red or...
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A multispectral, multidirectional, portable and dome-shaped acquisition system is developed within the framework of the research projects RICH (KU Leuven) and EES (RMAH, Brussels) in collaboration with the ESAT-VISICS research group (KU Leuven). The Multispectral Portable Light Dome (MS PLD) consists of a hemispherical structure, an overhead camera...
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Each built heritage artifact possesses multiple types of information, varying from simple, factual aspects to more complex qualitative and tacit qualities and values like the architectural symbolism of a monument. This paper investigates how tangible interaction can enable the communication of qualitative information of built heritage to lay visito...
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Poster on the activities of the Belgian committee of the Corpus of Phoenician and Punic Antiquities (International Union of Academies).
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Multispectral Imaging, photometric stereo, conservation, mobile documentation, non-invasive techniques, art-technical studies
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3D model counting 728.000 faces, made with Photoscan, based on 273 NIKON D800 photographs
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This is a report on six Canaanite and Egyptian scarabs excavated in 2013 at Sidon (Lebanon).
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Poster on the author’s projects pertaining to archaeological research in the ancient Phoenician and Roman city.
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The ancient city of Kumidi (present-day Kāmid al-Lōz) was one of the major centres in the Lebanese Biqā'a Valley during the MB and LB.1 The German excavations have yielded a number of foreign goods, reflecting the town's position on the crossroads of important routes between the Lebanese coast, inner Syria and northern Palestine.This contribution f...
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The Royal Museums of Art and History of Brussels (RMAH) boast a rich and world-renowned collection of glyptic material from the Ancient Near East. The collection consists of stamp and cylinder seals, seal impressions and sealings, originating from a broad range of cultures and dating from the beginning of their production down to the Roman period....
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En 1968, la scission de l’Université Catholique de Louvain en deux entités juridiquement indépendantes (la Katholieke Universiteit Leuven et l’Université Catholique de Louvain) entraina par la même occasion la division de la collection d’antiquités du Musée Biblique de l’université, dans lequel des objets de l’ancienne Palestine étaient conservés....
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De Koninklijke Musea voor Kunst en Geschiedenis (KMKG) bewaren een rijke en wereldvermaarde collectie van zegelmateriaal uit het Oude Nabije Oosten. De verzameling omvat stempel- en rolzegels, zegelafdrukken en verzegelingen, toebehorend aan zeer uiteenlopende culturen en daterend van het begin van hun productie tot aan de Romeinse periode. Ze illu...
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Objectives, state of the art, methodology and main results of the author's PhD dissertation on the geochronological distribution of Egyptian and egyptianising scarab-shaped seals in the northern Levant.
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This contribution reassesses the date and origin of a particular group of cornelian and red jasper scarabs, displaying line designs such as crosses and stars on their bases. The numbers that surfaced in the southern Levant and the Aegean have led scholars to attribute them to Ramesside Egyptian, Late Bronze Age IIB/III Palestinian, or even Middle M...
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Since 2005, the excavations of the Italian Archaeological Mission of the University of Udine at Tell Mishrifeh/Qatna, under the direction of D. Morandi Bonacossi, brought to light a number of Egyptian and egyptianising stamp seals : three scarabs and a bulla with impressions made by a scarab-shaped seal. The present article aims at presenting two o...
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Study of scarab-shaped seals from Garstang's excavations in Tell es-sultan, ancient Jericho, kept at the Royal Museums of Art and History, Brussels.
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Status quaestionis on scarab studies for the Bronze and Iron Age northern Levant (Syria and Lebanon) and Cyprus.

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Exploring and pushing boundaries of the multi-light reflectance technology by applying visible and multispectral light. The Portable Light Dome project has developed several dome acquisition devices (white light minidome, multispectral minidome, white light microdome, multispectral microdome) used at a number of scientific and heritage institutes. It also develops and maintains the acquisition, processing and viewing software interfaces (desktop and browser-based). The Portable Light Dome project is actively researching the possibilities and pathways to integrate the most widely used multi-light reflectance technologies (=multi-light single camera).