CONF Jun 13, 2001

Symposium "Art History and Technical Investigation" (Den Haag 29.-30.10.)

Hilda Stafleu


Art History and Technical Investigation. The genesis of Dutch 17th-century

October, 29-30 2001
Netherlands Institute for Art History (RKD), The Hague

Laboratories and conservation studios have developed a wide range of
investigative techniques whose applications provide new insights into the
material aspects of paintings. The emphasis during this symposium will not
be on technical investigation per se, but on its contribution to the
art-historical interpretation of paintings.

Twelve lectures and subsequent discussions will focus on the genesis of
Dutch 17th-century paintings. The following subjects will be addressed:
Rembrandt, the Oranjezaal, genre painting, landscapes, portraits, still
lifes and architectural paintings.

The speakers are
- David Bomford (National Gallery, London)
- Edwin Buijsen (RKD)
- Margriet van Eikema Hommes (University of Amsterdam)
- Rudi Ekkart (RKD)
- Michiel Franken (RKD)
- Melanie Gifford (National Gallery of Art, Washington)
- Elmer Kolfin (University of Leiden)
- Axel Rueger (National Gallery, London)
- Lidwien Speleers (AMOLF, Amsterdam)
- Joergen Wadum (Mauritshuis, The Hague)
- Arie Wallert (Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam)
- Ernst van de Wetering (University of Amsterdam).

The lectures will be given in English or Dutch. The symposium will be held
in the auditorium of the Royal Library, Prins Willem-Alexanderhof 5, The

Registration fee: NLG 100 (special student fee: NLG 65), excluding lunch at
NLG 25 for two days.

Information and registration:

Hilda Stafleu
RKD Postbus 90418
2509 LK Den Haag
Tel.: 070-3339702
E-mail: C&

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