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Conservation and Restoration


Research into colours and discolouration

The REVIGO project (REassessing VIncent van GOgh) is funded by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) as part of the Science4arts programme.

Vincent van Gogh, The Bedroom (1888). © Van Gogh Museum

Within this project, a multi-disciplinary team of conservators, art historians and conservation and computer scientists investigates how the colours used by Van Gogh in his paintings and drawings have altered over time. The goal is to simulate the original colours of art works and the process of their discolouration.

REVIGO project website

NWO project website



Valuing Van Gogh's Colours

Paintings Fade like Flowers

More information

prof. dr. E. (Ella) Hendriks

Faculty of Humanities

Capaciteitsgroep Conservering en Restauratie