Conservation DistList Archives [Date] [Subject] [Author] [SEARCH]

Subject: Course on pigments

Course on pigments

From: Walter Henry <consdist-request>
Date: Monday, May 6, 2002
The Amsterdam-Maastricht Summer University and The Stichting
Restauratie Atelier Limburg (SRAL; Limburg Conservation Institute)
jointly present

The Painters Palette in the 16th and 17th Century: Pigment
Preparation and Painting Technology
Stichting Restauratie Atelier Limburg
Maastricht, The Netherlands
July 9-17, 2002


    Helene Dubois (Limburg Conservation Institute)
    Rene Hoppenbrouwers (Limburg Conservation Institute)
    Manon Braat (Amsterdam-Maastricht Summer University)
    +31 20 6200225
    Fax: +31 20 6249368
    manon [at] amsu__edu

    **** Moderator's comments: This is a truncated announcement. For
    complete information and application, see the News page in
    Conservation OnLine <URL:>

The Stichting Restauratie Atelier Limburg (SRAL; Limburg
Conservation Institute) in Maastricht is a Netherlands provincial
conservation studio. The studio is specialised in paintings on panel
and canvas, work on paper, contemporary art and painted decorations
in historic interiors. Studios are located in Maastricht and
Kerkrade. Apart from paying special attention to the cultural
heritage of the Province of Limburg, the SRAL operates nationally
through conservation and research projects for museums, monuments
and historic buildings.

Since 1990 the SRAL provides for the national post-graduate Training
Programme on Conservation of Paintings and Painted Objects. The
five-year course, divided in a three-year period in Maastricht and
two years of internships in Dutch museums, focuses on three
conservation disciplines: old master paintings, modern art and
decorated historic interiors. All students have completed a full
academic education (art-history, architecture, chemistry) upon entry
in the course. The training programme is entirely organised by the
Maastricht institute and is partly subsidised by the Department of
Culture from the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science. The
Netherlands Institute for Cultural Heritage in Amsterdam is
officially entitled to issue a diploma to students graduating.

The SRAL actively stimulates the exchange of students and teaching
staff between other training programmes and offers internships in
order to provide advanced practical training. The promotion of
knowledge transfer and interdisciplinary discussion on themes
concerning historic painting materials and techniques and
conservation issues, is accomplished through active contributions to
university programmes, international exchange and research projects.

Course Description

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 canvas painting.

Applicant Profile

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. Candidates will be selected
on the basis of their detailed curriculum vitae and letter of

Capacity: 20 participants
Language: English
Fee: 820 EURO, including lunches and costs of materials, as well as
free access to the cultural programme of The Amsterdam-Maastricht
Summer University.

                  Conservation DistList Instance 15:75
                   Distributed: Tuesday, May 7, 2002
                       Message Id: cdl-15-75-007
Received on Monday, 6 May, 2002

[Search all CoOL documents]