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25 Juni 2018

OSK Workshop Fine Arts

‘Rogier van der Weyden Unveiled: Restoration – Research – Presentation’


Date: Monday June 25, 2018

Location & time: The Mauritshuis, The Hague, 09.30 – 17:00h, followed by drinks

Available places: 15

Fee: none


Apply by sending a short motivation to info@onderzoekschoolkunstgeschiedenis.nl before June 4, 2018.


From 14 June – 9 September, the Mauritshuis will restore one of its oldest and most important paintings – The Lamentation of Christ by Rogier van der Wedyen (c.1460-1464) – in a specially built studio in the exhibition space of the museum. The presentation will offer information about the many aspects of technical and art-historical research that has been conducted in preparation for the restoration. How has the painting been made? What is the role of the underdrawing? And what about the attribution to Van der Weyden?


During the OSK workshop the results of the art-historical and technical research will be presented by the curators and conservators of the Mauritshuis that have been involved in the project. Attention will also be given to the set-up of the exhibition: why has the museum decided to do a public restoration, how do you present this, and what elements need to be taken into consideration? Before the museum opens we will visit the exhibition space, which will offer the opportunity to closely study The Lamentation and discuss the exhibition. In the afternoon, the restoration studio and the permanent collection will be visited in small groups, accompanied by restorers and curators of the Mauritshuis.


Information about the exhibition on the website of the Mauritshuis: https://www.mauritshuis.nl/en/discover/exhibitions/rogier-van-der-weyden-unveiled/.



09:30-10.00          Welcome


10:00-13:00          Morning program

10:00-11:30           Presentation on Rogier van der Weyden and the art-historical research on  The Lamentation at the Mauritshuis by Ariane van Suchtelen, Curator

                                Presentation on the technical research and the restoration of The Lamentation, and the role of the underdrawing by Carol Pottasch, Senior Conservator, and Lieve d’Hont, Paintings Conservator

11:30-12:30            Visit the exhibition (before opening time)

12:30-13:00           Discussion moderated by Edwin Buijsen, Head of Collections


13:00-14:00          Lunch and time to visit the exhibition


14:00-17:00          Afternoon program

14:00-15:00           Group I: visit to the restoration studio with Abbie Vandivere, Paintings Conservator

Group II: Visit to the permanent collection with Quentin Buvelot, Senior Curator

15:15-15-30           Short break

15:30-16:30           Group I: permanent collection – Group II: restoration studio

16:30-17:00           Closing of the day


17:00                      Drinks

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