Call for Posters
The aim of the conference is to heighten awareness of how the appearance and condition of paintings by Rembrandt can (partly) be explained by their treatment history. We now welcome poster contributions that address aspects relating to the conservation history of paintings by Rembrandt or other Dutch 17th-century masters. The authors are given the opportunity to present their poster in a 5 minute pitch.Abstracts should describe original, unpublished work. They will be included in the book of abstracts that will accompany the conference. At least one author is required to register for each poster and pay the corresponding registration fee. Please submit your abstract here.
The abstract word limit is 500 words (no images).
30 May 2018 – Deadline to submit poster abstracts
On 8 and 9 November 2018, the Rijksmuseum will host an international symposium on the history of conservation of paintings by Rembrandt van Rijn. The aim is to heighten awareness of how the appearance and condition of paintings by Rembrandt can (partly) be explained by their treatment history.The symposium is organised on the occasion of the research and treatment of the portraits of Marten Soolmans and Oopjen Coppit by Rembrandt van Rijn, jointly owned by the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam and the Musée du Louvre in Paris. Important masterpieces in museum collections, such as the paintings by Rembrandt, often have the dubious honour to have undergone numerous conservation treatments in the past. Because of the significance of the paintings, these treatments are generally well documented. Every country has its own traditions, developments and approaches to conservation, with important restorers who have played a key role in the treatment and appearance of Rembrandt paintings.
Key note lectures will be given by: Gregor Weber (Head of Fine and Decorative Arts, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam); Joyce Hill Stoner (Professor of Material Culture, Program in Art Conservation, Winterthur/ University of Delaware; Jørgen Wadum (Professor emeritus UvA, Director of the Centre for Art Technological Studies and Conservation CATS)