MA Béatrice Gauvain
Assistant / PhD candidate
Béatrice Gauvain
Philosophisch-Historische Fakultät
Digital Humanities Lab

Assistant / PhD candidate

Spalenberg 65
4051 Basel


Béatrice Gauvain completed her Masters in Art History and Image Theory at the University of Basel, specializing in the mediality of sacred objects. In 2014, she co-founded an independent game studio, and soon developed a passion for digital storytelling and curation. She collaborated on the exhibition project “Das Basler Münster im Wandel” at the Museum Kleines Klingental and further pursued her interest in curating by joining the Kunstmuseum Winterthur in 2019. As a research associate for exhibition projects, she became aware of the challenges of transitioning collections into the digital space. Combining her interests, she joined the Digital Humanities Lab in 2020 as PhD Candidate and lecturer, focussing her research on knowledge management and mediation of cultural heritage collections. 

Béatrice is a member of the Europeana Network Association. She is also on the Executive Board of the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences (GS-HSS), and serves as a representative at the Basellandschaftliche Pensionskasse's assembly of delegates (BLPK).



Research areas

  • Cultural Heritage
  • Digital Art History
  • Knowledge Management, Curation and Mediation
  • Democratization of Cultural Heritage Data




From fragmented histories to virtual realms: managing uncertainties in immersive cultural heritage experiences

EuropeanaTech 2317.10. - 19.10.2023Den Hague, NL
Cultural Heritage in the Digital SpaceDHCH235.6. - 7.6.23Rom, IT

Digital Strategies for Cultural Heritage Institutions. Generating Visibility and Engagement

The Art Museum in the Digital Age – 2023

16.1. - 20.1.2023Belvedere Museum, Wien & online

Genese eines digitalen Schaudepots – nachhaltige Daten und digitale Kuration

5. Schweizerischer Kongress für Kunstgeschichte, Sektion II Narrative digitaler Objekte: Kunstgeschichte und Digital Humanities22. - 24. 6. 2022Zürich, Schweiz
An art historian reflection on digital curationCIDOC 2021, Symbiosis of Tradition and Digital Technology23.5.2022Tallinn, Estland
Digitales SchauDepot - Digital curation of cultural heritageHuman Factors in Digital Humanities, EPFL2. - 3.12.2021Lausanne, Schweiz
Storytelling in digital space; New approaches for digital curationDHCH 20217. - 9.6.2021Rom, Italien
Digital CurationDHCH 20204.12.2020online