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Designing your own digital condition report for tablets

By Laura Kolkena

During this pilot workshop, you will learn how to create your own digital condition report for the documentation of artworks. The workshop provides you with an in-depth insight into the various aspects of creating and using digital condition reports.


We will work together as a group and complete all the different steps that are required to successfully create a digital condition report that can be used on tablets (iPad).

We will focus on both the technical and design/layout aspects of the digital condition report. In addition, I will share essential tips and tricks on how to implement the digital condition report in your day-to-day work, for example we will cover annotations of photographs, sharing (airdrop, etc.) of reports and secure storage.

Upon completion of the workshop, all participants will receive a ready-to-use template for a digital condition report. Using the skills acquired during the workshop, the participants will be able to customize and extend the report based on their own wishes and needs.

Important note: this course is fully booked. We consider offering it again, so please register your interest with Ms. Kneepkens at


Laura Kolkena is a professional paintings conservator. Laura graduated from the University of Amsterdam in 2015 (Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage) and is currently working as an independent conservator for several museums in The Netherlands.


  1. Introduction to digital condition reports
    • The benefits of digital condition reporting
    • Overview of the various technology options
  2. Creating a digital condition report
    • How to design a digital condition report step-by-step
  3. Implementing the digital condition report in your day-to-day workflow
    • How to fill the form and annotate photographs
    • How to share, sign, secure and store your reports


The workshop takes place on January 30th, 2020, from 9:00-17:00


The ground floor meeting room of UvA C&R offices. Johannes Vermeerplein 1, 1071 DV Amsterdam

Target audience

Conservators, registrars, other museum professionals and art transport companies who are interested in using digital condition reports.

Number of participants

This course can host a maximum of 12 participants. The course is fully booked, but will be offered again based on interest.

Further information

For further information, please contact Ms. Indra Kneepkens via e-mail: