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prof. dr. K.J. (Klaas Jan) van den Berg

Chemische aspecten van conservering en restauratie van cultureel erfgoed, in het bijzonder schilderkunst (leerstoel in samenwerking met de Rijksdienst voor het Cultureel Erfgoed)
Faculty of Humanities
Capaciteitsgroep Conservering en Restauratie

Visiting address
  • Johannes Vermeerplein 1
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Postal address
  • Postbus 94552
    1090 GN Amsterdam
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  • Publications


    • Iwanicka, M., Moretti, P., van Oudheusden, S., Sylwestrzak, M., Cartechini, L., van den Berg, K. J., ... Miliani, C. (2018). Complementary use of Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) and Reflection FTIR spectroscopy for in-situ non-invasive monitoring of varnish removal from easel paintings. Microchemical Journal, 138, 7-18. DOI: 10.1016/j.microc.2017.12.016 [details]
    • Lee, J., Bonaduce, I., Modugno, F., La Nasa, J., Ormsby, B., & van den Berg, K. J. (2018). Scientific investigation into the water sensitivity of twentieth century oil paints. Microchemical Journal, 138, 282-295. DOI: 10.1016/j.microc.2018.01.017 [details]
    • Banti, D., La Nasa, J., Lluveras Tenorio, A., Modugno, F., van den Berg, K. J., Lee, J., ... Bonaduce, I. (2018).  A molecular study of modern oil paintings: investigating the role of dicarboxylic acids in the water sensitivity of modern oil paints. RSC Advances, 8(11), 6001-6012. DOI: 10.1039/c7ra13364b [details]


    • van Dam, E. P., van den Berg, K. J., Proaño Gaibor, A. N., & van Bommel, M. (2017). Analysis of triglyceride degradation products in drying oils and oil paints using LC–ESI-MS. International Journal of Mass Spectrometry, 413, 33-42. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijms.2016.09.004 [details]


    • Volk, A., van den Berg, K. J., Chavannes, M., & Wijnberg, L. (2016). A partially water-sensitive oil painting by Karel Appel: Technical Investigation and a tailored approach to surface cleaning. Zeitschrift für Kunsttechnologie und Konservierung, 30(1), 150-166. [details]


    • Serrano, A., Van den Doel, A., van Bommel, M., Hallett, J., Joosten, I., & van den Berg, K. J. (2015). Investigation of crimson-dyed fibres for a new approach on the characterization of cochineal and kermes dyes in historical textiles. Analytica Chimica Acta, 897, 116-127. DOI: 10.1016/j.aca.2015.09.046 [details]


    • Izzo, F. C., Ferriani, B., Berg, K. J. V. D., Van Keulen, H., & Zendri, E. (2014). 20th century artists' oil paints: The case of the Olii by Lucio Fontana. Journal of Cultural Heritage, 15(5), 557-563. DOI: 10.1016/j.culher.2013.11.003
    • Silvester, G., Burnstock, A., Megens, L., Learner, T., Chiari, G., & Van Den Berg, K. J. (2014). A cause of water-sensitivity in modern oil paint films: The formation of magnesium sulphate. Studies in Conservation, 59(1), 38-51. DOI: 10.1179/2047058413Y.0000000085


    • Keune, K., Steyn, L., Foldes, A., van den Berg, K. J., Rinck, M., Bonelli, N., ... Baglioni, P. (2018). Newly developed sticky gels to remove surface dust from sensitive oil and impastoed oil paints. Poster session presented at Conference Modern Oil Paint, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
    • Keune, K., Steyn, L., Wouda, S., Foldes, A., Johansson, S., van den Berg, K. J., ... Baglioni, P. (2018). Application of sticky gels for removal of surface dust from sensitive oil and impastoed oil paints. Poster session presented at NANORESTART, Gothenburg, Denmark.
    • Stols-Witlox, M. J. N., Bierings, J., van den Berg, K. J., & Steyn, L. (2018). Challenges of surface cleaning paintings by Asger Jorn (1914–1973). An inventory of existing practice. Poster session presented at Conference on Modern Oil Paints, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
    • Stols-Witlox, M. J. N., Vergeer, M., van den Berg, K. J., & van Oudheusden, S. H. D. (2018). Evolon CR microfibre cloth as a tool for varnish removal. The use of a conservation material unravelled. Poster session presented at Conference on Modern Oil Paints, Amsterdam, Netherlands.


    • Steyn, L., Stols-Witlox, M. J. N., Hendriks, E., & van den Berg, K. J. (2017). Cleaning modern oil paints: The removal of imbibed surface dirt. Towards an integrated conservation methodology for the assessment, contextualization and treatment of imbibed surface dirt on unvarnished modern oil paintings. Poster session presented at ICOM-CC 18th Triennial Conference Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark.
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  • Ancillary activities
    • Rijksdienst voor het Cultureel Erfgoed