Nicky van de Beek MA studied Egyptology, Archaeology and Digital Humanities at Leiden University in the Netherlands.
She is fond of tomb decoration, social history, digital Egyptology and public Egyptology. Other interests are webdesign, photography, 3D, photogrammetry, digital epigraphy and archaeogaming.
Currently she is a PhD candidate at the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz (GRK 1876) researching depictions of landscape in Old and Middle Kindom tombs. Also, she is engaged in writing a book about the tomb chapel of Hetepherakhty at the Rijksmuseum van Oudheden in Leiden, including the making of digital drawings of the complete relief decoration.
Professional experience includes project management at Leiden University, jobs at the Rijksmuseum van Oudheden and Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, as well as freelance development of websites and online courses for various research and educational projects. Archaeological experience includes excavations in the Netherlands, Germany and Egypt (Saqqara and Luxor).
She frequently gives public lectures, tours and workshops and maintains a Dutch website about Egyptology at Egyptologie.nu.