Francesca Kaes studied art history in Heidelberg, London, and Berlin and received her M.A. from Humboldt-University in 2016. From 2013 to 2014 she worked as a student assistant in the former Base Project »Transdisciplinary Indexing of Cultural-Historical Collections«. She currently works as a freelance art historian to support the software project »Culture Collaboratory«. As an intern and assistant curator, she worked in the graphic arts collections at the National Gallery of Art in Washington and the British Museum in London.