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The students in the second post-master year in Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage would like to share the knowledge they gained with the field. You are cordially invited to join these young emerging conservators at a research symposium on 4 October 2019. Pitches are scheduled regarding the forthcoming post-master research projects.

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Date 4 October 2019
Time 09:00 - 19:00
Location University Theatre

Photogrammetry and contemporary art conservation, consolidation of medieval stained-glass, research into archaeological textiles, sticky gels for cleaning modern oil paints: these are just a couple of subjects the students in the second year in the post-master Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage at the University of Amsterdam have explored this academic year. During the research project in the post-master phase they have done in-depth interdisciplinary study into the conservation of Contemporary Art, Paintings, Textiles and Glass, Ceramics & Stone. This culminated in a total of 16 articles, for which the students collaborated with four museums, more than sixteen affiliated institutions and three (inter)national research projects. 

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University Theatre
University Theatre

Room Theaterzaal

Nieuwe Doelenstraat 16-18
1012 CP Amsterdam


09:00 – 09:20     Coffee and tea
09:20 – 09:30     Welcome by Prof. Maarten van Bommel

09:30 – 09:50     Alice Watkins: The Use of Photogrammetry in the Conservation of Painted Outdoor Sculpture, Assessing Jean Dubuffet’s Jardin d’émail.
09:50 – 10:10     Alma Jongstra: Research into water-miscible oil paints by Talens, Winsor & Newton and Lukas.
10:10 – 10:30     Anne Rupert: The effectivity of poultice techniques for the removal of felt-tip pen marks from a stone surface.
10:30 – 10:50     Caitlin Soutwick: Evaluation of commercialized sulfur-reducing bacteria for removal of gypsum crusts from stone substrates.

10:50 – 11:10     Coffee and tea

11:10 – 11:30     Claire Molgat Laurin: Evaluation of Low-Melt EVA Adhesives for Use as Thermoplastic Filling Materials.
11:30 – 11:50     Corine de Regt: Consolidation of Egyptian faience using Paraloid B-72: The influence of production techniques on the depth of consolidation.
11:50 – 12:10     Hanneke Kramer: Freeze-drying parameters for wet archaeological textiles.

12:10 – 12:35     Poster Pitches: round 1 (7x 3 minutes presentations)

12:35 – 13:30     Break (lunch will not be provided)

13:30 – 13:50     Hedwig Braam: Shine on! A comparative study into polishing products for treating abraded high-gloss sculptures and an insight into ethical considerations for polishing plastics.
13:50 – 14:10     Laura Wolfkamp: Aqueous cleaning methods for hyperrealist silicone rubber sculptures.
14:10 – 14:30     Madeleine Vaudremer: The Effect of Backing Boards on the Vibration of Painting Canvases.
14:30 – 14:50     Marjolein Hupkes: The influence of consolidants on the crystallisation of zinc soaps. Cross-section analyses using ATR-FTIR-imaging to study hydrolysis of ester bonds and metal soap crystallisation in zinc white oil paint models.
14:50 – 15:10     Noa Kollaard: How does it peel? Research into the influence of crystalline zinc soap formation on the adhesion of three consolidants to zinc white paint layers.

15:10 – 15:35     Poster Pitches: round 2 (7x 3 minutes presentations)

15:35 – 16:00     Coffee and tea

16:00 – 16:20     Renate van Oosterhout: A future for Dutch archaeological textiles. Research into the condition and storage of archaeological textiles in the Netherlands.
16:20 – 16:40     Rosa Boute: X-ray-induced effects on the optical properties and the solubility of picture varnishes.
16:40 – 17:00     Roy van der Wielen: The consolidation of wet-stored Medieval stained-glass glass using Paraloid B-72; Assessing a solvent dewatering and consolidation method.
17:00 – 17:20     Sepha Wouda: Newly Developed Sticky Gels for the Removal of Surface Dirt: An Investigation into their Suitability for Cleaning Modern Oil Paint Surfaces.

17:20 – 17:30     Closing by Prof. Maarten van Bommel

17:30 – 19:00     Drinks in Museumcafé Bijzondere Collecties, Oude Turfmarkt 129, Amsterdam