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Lucas Boer, PhD candidate and curator of the anatomical museum of the Radboudumc.

Where and when were you born?

I was born in Oss (a small city in Noord –Brabant) in the year 1988.

Where do you live and with whom?

Currently I live in Groesbeek with my lovely girlfriend.

Who was your role model when you were a kid?

I don’t think I had any! Well maybe I did: Sir David Attenborough. I loved watching his documentaries when I was a child (and I still do). 

Why aren’t you doing the same thing now as your role model (or do you?)

Well maybe I do in one manner, in his documentaries he often used museological specimens to explain the wondrousness creations of nature. I was always fascinated by the old collections of some beautiful British museums. I have the privilege that I became the curator of the anatomical museum of the Radboud. Although it is somewhat different as Attenborough, as a little boy I always thought that in my later years I would work in a museum. So in that perspective I do a little bit the same as Attenborough, hang around in old natural museological collections.   

What is the thing in your (work or other) history that you are most proud of?

I think I am the most proud of the fact that I am the youngest medical curator in The Netherlands.

What is it that you would like to achieve in work in the next 5 to 10 years?

I hope I can fulfill a prominent role in forming our and other Dutch teratological collections and embed the subject of teratology even more in Dutch (bio)medical curricula.

For what can we wake you up?

Fire! Otherwise let me sleep.

What is your hobby and how good are you at it?

One of my hobbies is making skeletons of animals and birds. Although I don’t like to brag about it (and more inclined to take a modest position) my skeletons are on expository in leading (inter)national museums of natural history and can be seen in different (inter)national zoo’s.   

What is your biggest irritation?

Mobile phones!

Who would you like to invite for dinner, if you had the chance?

Not a surprise, but that has to be David Attenborough. 

 


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