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Conference on Rembrandt

From: Ann Stephenson Wright <annstephenson.wright<-a>
Date: Monday, September 15, 2014

"Rembrandt Now: Technical Practice, Conservation and Research"
Sainsbury Wing Lecture Theatre
National Gallery, London
13-15 November, 2014

The National Gallery is mounting a three-day scholarly conference on
the technical aspects of Rembrandt's painting practise, spanning the
whole of Rembrandt's career, to coincide with the exhibition
'Rembrandt: The Late Works' (15 Oct 2014 - 18 Jan 2015).  The
exhibition is co-organised with the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, and will
transfer there early in 2015.

It is particularly timely to consider the results of technical
research on Rembrandt, since many researchers around the world,
especially in Europe, the UK and the United States, have turned
fresh eyes and, recently, newer technologies to Rembrandt studies.
No widely publicised open conference for scholars has dealt with
this fast-moving subject comprehensively in recent years.  At the
same time a number of important conservation treatments of paintings
by Rembrandt have been carried out in collections around the world
in the last five years (many specifically for this exhibition), and
the revelations brought about by cleaning of these paintings will be
of great interest to the Rembrandt scholarly and curatorial

The availability of the Rembrandt exhibition to conference delegates
will provide an additional context to formal presentations in the
National Gallery Lecture Theatre, and there will be a pre-arranged
morning private view for registered delegates.

Confirmed contributors to the programme include speakers from:
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam; The Mauritshuis, The Hague; Rijksbureau voor
Kunsthistorische Documentatie, The Hague; Statens Museum for Kunst,
Copenhagen; The National Gallery, London; Musee du Louvre, Paris;
C2RMF, Paris; The Royal Collection, UK; KIK-IRPA, Brussels; The
Metropolitan Museum, New York; National Gallery of Art, Washington;
The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles; Yale University, New Haven;
University of Glasgow, UK; The University of Antwerp, Belgium and
the Gemaldegalerie, Berlin.

There will be a keynote lecture by Professor Ernst van de Wetering.
A panel discussion led by David Bomford (Director of Conservation,
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston) will close the Conference.

The language of the conference is English.

Conference fee: UKP285 per person

Registration: Conference registration is now open.  Further
information, including a draft conference programme and details on
how to register and purchase tickets, is available at:


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