Curriculum Vitae Roos Knigge

My Bachelor's degree

I was born in 1993 in the Netherlands. In 2011, I started at Leiden University, studying Criminology. Later, I switched to Art History. In this programme, I took courses from many different specialities and although I ended up writing my Bachelor's thesis on elements of nationalism in J.M.W. Turner's watercolours, I became very interested in digitization in the art world. An example of this trend would be the publishing of museum collections online, which some museums, like the Rijksmuseum, do, but other leading art museums choose not to. My interest in this phenomenon was what initially drew me to the Book and Digital Media Studies Master's degree.

My work experience

My job at KITLV (Koninklijk Instituut voor Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde), a research institute based in Leiden, increased this interest. Here, I work on a book about the traces of Atlantic slavery still visible in Leiden. This job consists of many different elements: researching, writing, editing, photographing, map-making, contacting institutions, dealing with our publisher and graphic designer and many other things. This job solidified my interest in the Book and Digital Media Studies Master's programme. Besides working at the KITLV, I have experience in different fields, like tutoring and retail. I have also been a member of student's boards and committees at different student and study associations during my time in Leiden.


At my KITLV job, I worked with Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop. I also used other skills like languages.

My language skills:

Prior knowledge The current state of my technical skills is basically non-existant. I have mastered several computer programmes, but I have no experience in programming.
Expectations From this programme, I expect to learn different programming skills and languages, in addition to theory concerning the subject of Digital Media Technology.