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Symposium on artists' materials

From: Cor Mulders <informatiecentrum>
Date: Thursday, July 1, 2004
'Approaching the Art of the Past: Sources and Reconstructions'
International Symposium
Netherlands Institute for Cultural Heritage (ICN)
organized by the international study group Art Technological Source
    Research (ATSR)
Oct 15, 2004

Content: In the study of works of art documentary sources on
artists' materials are of fundamental importance for an
understanding of how these objects were made. Historically relevant
reconstructions on the basis of documentary source research provide
insight into the original aesthetics of the object--its appearance
and its background--workshop practices and material degradation. The
interpretation of artists' intent rests on this kind of basic

For example: surely Van Gogh never intended the pink blossoms in his
series of orchard paintings in The Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam to
appear quite as they look today. How would they have looked
originally? The sources and reconstructions may tell us what has

A two day symposium is being organized by the Art Technological
Source Research (ATSR) group to discuss this emerging field.
Speakers will be Leslie Carlyle (CCI) on historically relevant oil
painting reconstructions, Jo Kirby Atkinson (NGL) on reconstructions
of French 19th-century red lake pigments and Ad Stijnman (ICN) on
reconstructions of iron gall inks for the study of the effects of
ink corrosion. Other speakers will include Lorne Campbell (NGL),
Margriet van Eikema Hommes (SRAL), Doris Oltrogge (FHK) and Ernst
van de Wetering (RRP). Demonstrations and excursions are planned.

Target group: Conservators of paintings, art historians
Participants: 90
Location: Instituut Collectie
Nederland, Amsterdam
Price: EURO 250

For information contact:

    Netherlands Institute for Cultural Heritage (ICN)
    Angeniet Boeve (angeniet.boeve [at] icn__nl) or
    Monique de Louwere ( [at] icn__nl
    Gabriel Metsustraat 8
    1071 EA Amsterdam
    The Netherlands
    +31 20 3054659
    Fax: +31 20 3054620

Application form:
Date of birth
Fax: Course Title and price
Reasons for application
Place and date

Please send by mail or Fax: to:

    Instituut Collectie Nederland
    Secretariaat Opleidingen
    Fax: +31 20 3054620
    Postcode 76709
    1070 KA Amsterdam
    The Netherlands

Cor Mulders
Netherlands Institute for Cultural Heritage (ICN)
PO Box 76709
1070 KA Amsterdam
The Netherlands
+310 20 3054760
Fax: 310 20 3054700

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