Astrid Harth studied Art History at Ghent University (2011) and Conservation – Restoration at the University of Antwerp (2015). During her studies, she developed a special interest for technical art history and the methodological challenges posed by the implementation of technical analysis to answer art historical and theoretical questions. She has taken part in several technical research projects that focused on the usage of state-of-the-art imaging and analytical techniques for the investigation of easel paintings. These projects resulted in two articles published in the international peer-reviewed journals X-Ray Spectrometry (2015) and Heritage Science (2017). Since October 2015, she is enrolled as a PhD student (Fellow of the Research Foundation - Flanders) at the Department of Art, Theatre and Music Sciences of Ghent University. Her PhD research focuses on the copying practices of sixteenth-century Netherlandish masters, such as Joos van Cleve and Michiel Coxcie. More specifically, she aims to elucidate the intellectual contributions engrained within said copying practices through both art historical and technical research.