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Conservation issues on paintings in situ, a Joint Meeting

13 december 2012

Christoffel schildering voor restauratie in 1955

Christoffel schildering voor restauratie in 1955The Christopher wall painting in Breda was the major subject of the first session of a Joint meeting in the Grote kerk or Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekerk (Church of Our Lady).

A joint Meeting (the Picture Meeting & Kleurhistorisch Platform)

Date: 13 December 2012

Time: 9:15 registration -17:30

Venue: Grote Kerk, Kerkplein 2, 4811 XT Breda





09:15 Registration and coffee/tea
09:45 Welcome by Willem van der Vis (director Grote Kerk Breda)
9:50 Introduction morning session by Bernice Crijns ( and Mariël Polman (specialists Architectural Paint research and Paintings, Netherlands Cultural
Heritage Agency)
10:00 The St. Christopher wall painting in the Grote Kerk, Breda: The onsite material technical study by Karin Keutgens (wall painting conservator)
 10:45 De Sint-Christoffel in de Grote Kerk, Breda: De conservatie/restauratieproblematiek: Mogelijkheden en oplossingen (Dutch presentation with English summary Conservation issues: options and solutions) by Bernard Delmotte (wall painting conservator)
11:30 intermezzo with organ music and opportunity to view the wall paintings in the church
12:00 The St. Christopher wall painting in the Grote Kerk, Breda: , method and results by Perla Colombini (professor of Analytical Chemistry at the Department of Chemistry of the University of Pisa) abstract:
12:45 Lunch
13:15 Recente ontdekking van een monumentale H.Christoffel (1400) in de Sint-Janskerk van Mechelen (Assessment and Conservation of a Belgium St Christopher wall painting (ca 1400) in the St Joseph church of Mechelen) by Marjan Buyle and Anna Bergmans (Flanders Heritage Agency, Brussels
14.00 Introduction afternoon session by Klaas-Jan van den Berg (senior researcher
Netherlands Cultural Heritage Agency)
14:05 Making Art in Tudor Britain: technical analysis of early royal portraits in the NPG and at Knole house, Kent by Catherine Daunt (PhD student NPG, London)
14.35 Darkening of gilt leather hangings in the Netherlands. Characterising degradation phenomena of two case-studies: Sint Pietershof Hoorn and Weeshuis der Hervormden Schiedam by Martine Posthuma de Boer (Postgraduate Trainee Conservation and Restauration of Historic Interiors, University of Amsterdam)
15.05 Tea
15:20 The Application of Solvent Gels in the Conservation of Historic Interiors by Willianne van der Sar (Conservator in Private Practice) abstract
15:50 Monumental Art: Technique and Experiment by Rutger Morelissen and Simone Vermaat (Researchers, Netherlands Cultural Heritage Agency) abstract:
16.30 Efflorescence: An investigation of selected paintings from the 19th tot the 21st century with a preliminary experimental study of the role of moisture in the development of efflorescence, by Luciana Akerlund (intern at SRAL, Courtald graduate 2012) abstract:
17.00 close; drinks


Unnamed Venue
Kerkplein 2,
Breda, NB 4811 XT Nederland
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