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The Department of Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage of the University of Amsterdam is pleased to announce that Dr. Emilie Froment has been awarded a grant by the Getty Foundation under its Conserving Canvas initiative.

The Dutch Method
Photo: Jérôme Schlomoff

The grant will be used to organize a masterclass for conservation professionals at the University of Amsterdam, which will be held from 29 June to 17 July 2020. The two-week programme is intended to disseminate knowledge on the history of wax-resin linings, a remedial conservation method invented in the Netherlands in the mid-19th century and extensively used by paintings conservators in Europe and abroad until around the 1970’s.

The masterclass will also inform its participants on the impact of wax-resin linings on the physical and material characteristics of paintings and will provide a platform to share expertise and reflect on the consequences of the method for today’s conservation of lined paintings. The masterclass is a joint initiative of the University of Amsterdam with Dutch museums, including the Frans Hals Museum, Mauritshuis, Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam and Van Gogh Museum, in collaboration with the Rijksdienst Cultureel Erfgoed and the Stichting Restauratie Atelier Limburg.

For further inquiries please contact the programme organisation at

Further information on the Getty Foundation Conserving Canvas initiative can be found by following the link below:

Dr. E.M. (Emilie) Froment

Faculty of Humanities

Capaciteitsgroep Conservering en Restauratie