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Course on pigments and painting technology

From: Justine Smithuis <justine.smithuis>
Date: Monday, March 26, 2001
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    Complete details are available at
    <URL:http://www.amsu.edu/courses/culture/arth1.htm>.

The Painter's Palette in the 16th and 17th Century: Pigment
Preparation and Painting Technology July 10-18, 2001

International summer course, organised by the Amsterdam-Maastricht
Summer University in collaboration with the Stichting Restauratie
Atelier Limburg (Limburg Conservation Institute), Maastricht, the
Netherlands.

Further information and how to apply: please contact

    Justine Smithuis
    Amsterdam-Maastricht
    Summer University
    +31 20 6200225
    justine [at] amsu__edu

or see <URL:http://www.amsu.edu>, where the most recent programme is
available, as well as an application form.

During this intensive one-week course, a series of practical
workshops and lectures will introduce participants to the
preparation of supports, mineral pigments and organic dyestuffs. The
participants will experiment with the buildup of paint layers and
the use of different binding media, based on the examination of old
master paintings. Part of the programme will be the copying of small
areas of paintings, on show in the nearby Bonnefantenmuseum.

Upon registration participants should indicate their preference for
making a reconstruction of a panel painting or a canvas painting.
Because of available time and supervision, only one option is
possible.

This course is intended for post-graduate students, professional art
historians and conservation scientists with a special interest in
painting techniques. Basic manual skills are required but no
specific painting experience is needed.

Capacity: 20 participants
Language: English

Location: Stichting Restauratie Atelier Limburg, Maastricht, the
Netherlands. The Institute is situated on the banks of the river
Maas next to the Bonnefantenmuseum.

Fee: NLG 1800 (EURO 816,80), including lunches and costs of
materials, as well as free access to the cultural programme of The
Amsterdam-Maastricht Summer University.

Justine Smithuis
Course co-ordinator


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