Iconicarchive team

Lic. phil. André Barmasse

André Barmasse is Classical Archaeologist and a LPI certified Linux System Administrator. He is the software engineer behind „iconicarchive“, developing and programming open source solutions and metadata parsing engines for the web. He is currently working as a scientific collaborator, web programmer and database developer.

Professional curriculum

  • 2013–2020: Technical employee (hardware and software support) at the Bernisches Historisches Museum at Bern
  • 2010–2011: Scientific assistant of the „International Umm al-Biyara Project“ (Petra/Jordan)
  • 2008–2012: Technical employee (hardware and software support) at the Goetheanum at Dornach
  • 2008: Certified Linux System Administrator (LPI Level 1)
  • 2005–2020: scientific employee (internet and database) at the „Swiss Inventory of Coin Finds“ at Bern
  • 2004–2006: Scientific assistant at the „Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae“ (LIMC) at Basel
  • 2002–2009: Scientific assistant of the „International Wadi Farasa Project“ (Petra/Jordan)
  • 2002–2005: Educational assistant at the „Museum der Kulturen“
  • 2001–2003: Scientific intern at the „Antikenmuseum Basel“
  • 1997–1998: Latin teacher at the „Orientierungsschule Basel-Stadt“
  • 1993–2010: Educational assistant at the „Antikenmuseum Basel“
  • 1993–2000: Collaborator of the Basel University excavations at ez-Zantur (Petra/Jordan)
  • 1991–1993: Collaborator of the „Bodenforschung Basel-Stadt“
  • 1990–1997: Technical assistant at „City Disc“ head office at Basel
  • 1986–1990: Technical assistant at Uwe Sorg’s „First Soft“ (Commodore Amiga computers and software) at Basel

Academic curriculum

  • 2000: Master (Lizentiat) in Classical Archaeology at Basel University with the study „Die Rhyta von Mithradatkert“
  • 1994–1999: Studies at Basel University (Classical Archaeology, Near Eastern Archaeology, Latin)
  • 1990–1993: Studies at Basel University (Classical Philology and Archaeology)
  • 1988: Degree from the Humanistisches Gymnasium at Basel (type A with Latin and Ancient Greek)

Main areas of research

  • DigitalHhumanities
  • Open Science and Open Data
  • Nabataean art and architecture
  • Illicit art traffic
  • History of archaeology
  • Linked Open Data
  • Barrier-free HTML5 and CSS3 standards
  • Embedding WMS and GIS data
  • Controlling and monitoring network traffic