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
Apply by sending a short motivation to firstname.lastname@example.org 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/.
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