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Drs. D.O.R. (Rene) Lugtigheid

Faculty of Humanities
Capaciteitsgroep Conservering en Restauratie

Visiting address
  • Johannes Vermeerplein 1
Postal address
  • Postbus 94552
    1090 GN Amsterdam
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    René Lugtigheid
    Art historian and textile conservator

    Since 2007, René has been a teacher of Textile at the Master's program in Conservation and Restoration at the UvA.

    In 2020 she completed her Ph.D. research on the reuse of eighteenth-century fashion fabrics in liturgical vestments. Her thesis defense will take place on March 5, 2021.

    Career

    'Why make something new yourself when there are so many beautiful things to be saved from the past?' It was with this question that René Lugtigheid's career as a textile conservator began. An internship at the Workshop for the Restoration of Antique Textiles in Haarlem, the oldest private textile restoration workshop in the Netherlands, determined her career's further course. She rose successively from assistant manager, head restorer to deputy director. She specialized in tapestries. About 70% of all Dutch tapestries in public buildings passed through her hands, culminating in two tapestries from the Zeeland Tapestries series in the Zeeuws Museum Middelburg, sometimes referred to as 'the Night Watch' of the Dutch arts and crafts.

    From 2003 to 2013, René worked at the Stichting Kerkelijk Kunstbezit in the Netherlands (SKKN). She has researched the condition and storage conditions of textiles in Dutch churches. An essential part of her work at SKKN was the inventory and valuation of ecclesiastical heritage. As a conservation consultant, she organized courses for volunteers responsible for the maintenance and conservation of the artifacts in the church.

  • Publications

    2013

    • Johnson, C. R., Johnson, D. H., Verslype, I., Lugtigheid, R., & Erdmann, R. G. (2013). Detecting weft snakes. Art Matters, 5, 48-52. [details]

    2011

    • Lugtigheid, D. O. R. (2011). A Tale of Two Tapestries: Considerations of Restoration, De-restorations, and Re-restoration. In M. M. Brooks, & D. D. Eastop (Eds.), Changing Views of Textile Conservation (pp. 284-289). (Readings in Conservation). Los Angeles: Getty Conservation Institute.
    • Lugtigheid, R. (2011). 'All that glisters is not gold': the appreciation of religious textiles in the Netherlands and the formulation of selection criteria for retention or disposal. In J. Bridgland (Ed.), ICOM-CC: 16th Triennial Conference, Lisbon, 19-23 September 2011: preprints [cd-rom] Almada: Critério. [details]

    2020

    • Lugtigheid, R. (2020). 'Seyden stoff, met goud ende andere bloemen': Hergebruik van zijden stoffen in de achttiende eeuw. In I. Bettonville, M. Blomjous, M. de Bruijne, N. Cassee, M. Coehoorn, T. Langeveld-van Lith, S. Cok, & A. Kipp (Eds.), Zijde: Symposium gehouden op 12 april 2018 (pp. 58-75). (Studies in Textiel; Vol. 9). Verloren.

    2015

    • de Groot, E., & Lugtigheid, R. (2015). 'Met zuiver zijde en katoen': de rol van het middeleeuwse liturgische gewaad in de professionalisering van textielrestauratie. In M. Leeflang, & K. van Schooten (Eds.), Middeleeuwse borduurkunst uit de Nederlanden (pp. 71-86). Utrecht/Zwolle: Museum Catharijneconvent/WBooks. [details]

    2011

    • Lugtigheid, R. (2011). Herstel van historisch interieurtextiel. (Gids Techniek; No. 54). Amersfoort: Rijksdienst voor het Cultureel Erfgoed.
    • Lugtigheid, R. (2011). Schade aan historisch interieurtextiel. (Gids Techniek; No. 53). Amersfoort: Rijksdienst voor het Cultureel Erfgoed.
    • de Bock, E., & Lugtigheid, R. (2011). Geweven kracht: de sacrale rol van textiel in de Andes. Jaarboek - Stichting Textielcommissie Nederland, 2009, 26-35, 161. [details]

    2008

    • Lugtigheid, D. O. R. (2008). Van avondmaalsbeker tot ziekendoosje: onderhoud van zilver en andere metalen in Nederlandse kerken. Utrecht: Stichting Kerkelijk Kunstbezit in Nederland.
    • Lugtigheid, D. O. R. (2008). Niet voor de eeuwigheid, beredeneerde keuzen voor het behoud van kerkelijk textiel. Cr. Interdisciplinair tijdschrift voor conservering en restauratie, 9(3), 16-19.

    2006

    • Lugtigheid, D. O. R. (2006). Religious textiles, a special but vulnerable heritage. Jaarboek - Stichting Textielcommissie Nederland, 2005, 83-90.

    Membership

    • Lugtigheid, R. (2016). Centre International d’Étude des Textiles Anciens.

    Talk / presentation

    • Lugtigheid, R. (speaker) (15-9-2016). Eighteenth-Century Re-use of Fashionable Fabrics in Liturgical Vestments: For the greater Glory of God?, Dressing the Early Modern Network Conference, Bologna.
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