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Picture meeting: Show and tell: practical paintings conservation issues

Friday, January 29, 2016 - 09:30 to 18:00 | Cultural Heritage Agency of The Netherlands (RCE), Smallepad 5, Amersfoort
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Dear colleague,

A very happy and successful New Year from the Conservation and Restoration Department at the Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands (RCE)!

We cordially invite you to attend the 22nd picture meeting, to be held on Friday the 29th of January 2016 from 9.30 am to 18.00 pm in Amersfoort.

The theme will be:
‘Show and tell: practical paintings conservation issues’

A number of colleagues have kindly proposed to talk about practical conservation treatments such as surface cleaning and consolidation of paints.

Provisional programme

  • Sulphur dyes in nearly every colour and shade. Matthijs de Keijzer (Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands) 
  • White pigments of the 20th century, the starting point of a large survey. Birgit van Driel (Rijksmuseum/Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands/Technical University of Delft)
  • PhD research project on Cleaning of modern oil paintings. Lise Steijn (Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands/University of Amsterdam)
  • The use of EVOLON in paintings conservation practice: a short introduction. Kathrin Kirsch (Restauratieatelier Amsterdam)
  • Delamination of (white) paint layers in paintings by Van Bohemen and other works from the 1960s. Marjan de Visser (restauratieatelier Marjan de Visser)
  • Trials and Tests for the Consolidation of Matte, Powdery Paints. Two case studies. Julia van den Burg (freelance, Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands) 
  • Looking into Infinity: the conservation and restoration of five Concetto Spatziale, Atessi artworks. Lucio Fontana Magdalena Brela and Beatriz Lorente (Studio Redivivus)
  • Getting the Picture: Process and Decision Making with some modern and contemporary artworks from Museum Boijmans van Beuningen including Rothko, Warhol and Kiefer. Gwendolyn P. Boevé-Jones (Studio Redivivus)
  • Modern Materials and Practice in Gilding Conservation. Hubert Baija (Rijksmuseum)
  • PI2 student projects Maranthe Lamers - varnish removal from modern oil paintings Laura Raven - delaminating oil paint layers due to zinc soap formation and consequences for treatment.

Presentations will be given in English. 

A final programme will be sent out several days before the meeting. 

Lunch will be provided as well as drinks and nibbles at the end of the day.

Attendance is free, provided you register on this webpage.

Location: Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands, Smallepad 5, Amersfoort
We recommend to come by train. The RCE is a short walk from Amersfoort Station. For parking please find a garage in the vicinity of the RCE.

Kind regards,
Klaas Jan van den Berg
Senior Conservation Scientist
Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands