Conservation and Restoration

Combining knowledge and skill

Restoration requires a combination of academic knowledge and artisanal skills. The ethical approach is the same with every restoration, but context and material differ between furniture from the Royal Palace or a painting by Mark Rothko.

Researchers from the Rijksmuseum and the 'Rijksdienst voor het Cultureel Erfgoed' work together with UvA students and lecturers in the Atelier Building, a Dutch centre of excellence.


Why do you use the materials you use? Is the choice based on evidence, familiarity, or custom and practice?

01 - 04 April: Masterclass Adhesives, Consolidants and Coatings

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