The Mauritshuis will conduct an in-depth scientific examination of the Girl with a Pearl Earring (c. 1665) by Johannes Vermeer. This scientific examination will be conducted in public, so that museum-goers may observe the processes.
The research project The Girl in the Spotlight is a Mauritshuis initiative, and involves a team of internationally recognised specialists associated with the Netherlands Institute for Conservation, Art and Science (NICAS). The NICAS partners are Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, TU Delft, and Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands (RCE).Other institutions involved include: Shell Technology Centre Amsterdam (STCA), Maastricht University, University of Antwerp, the National Gallery of Art Washington and Hirox Europe. After the two-week research period, the Girl with a Pearl Earring will be one of the best documented works of art in the world.
For more information: https://www.mauritshuis.nl/en/discover/exhibitions/the-girl-in-the-spotlight/