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dhr. dr. T.P.C. (Tonny) Beentjes

Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen
Capaciteitsgroep Conservering en Restauratie
Fotograaf: onbekend

Bezoekadres
  • Johannes Vermeerplein 1
Postadres
  • Postbus 94552
    1090 GN Amsterdam
  • Profiel

    Bio

    Education

    Metals conservation programme at the Nationaal Hoger Instituut voor Schone Kunsten Antwerp, Belgium, 1992-1995, with distinction

    MTS course in Goldsmithing, Silversmithing, Gemmology & Jewellery at the Vakschool Schoonhoven in Schoonhoven, Netherlands, 1987-1992

    Interests & Research

    Tonny Beentjes, programme leader Metal conservation, specialises in the conservation of historic metal objects. Main research interest focuses on historical manufacturing techniques of post medieval metal objects with particular attention to contemporary tools and written sources. Currently conducting PhD research into the casting technology of Rodin bronzes.

    Affiliations

    ICOM

    Restauratoren Nederland

    Antique Metalware Society

    Awards

    Samuel H. Kress Paired Fellow, Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., co-grantee Pamela H. Smith, Professor of History, Columbia University, New York, 2007-08

    Fellow Gemmological Association of Great Britain , Fellow, 1990-1996

    Professional record

    Jan. 2007 - present   

    Head of Metal Conservation Programme at the University of  Amsterdam (UvA).

    Sept. 2006 - 2009   

    Head of Metal Conservation Programme Netherlands Institute for Cultural Heritage (ICN).

    Sept. 1996 - 2006   

    Head of Conservation/Restoration of Fine Metalwork programme, West Dean College, England.

     

     

  • Publications

    Publications

     

     2013

    Sixteenth Century Life-casting Techniques, a reconstruction , in The Renaissance Workshop: The Materials and Techniques of Renaissance Art,  Archetype Publications in association with the British Museum London. (forthcoming) with co-author Pamela H. Smith 

     An innovative treatment of a severely damaged bronze, the Thinker by Rodin, Lasers in the Conservation of Artworks (LACONA IX) British Museum London ( forthcoming) with co-author Rozemarijn Van der Molen. 

    Davidowitz, T., van der Molen, R., Beentjes, T., Recreating Patina: The Filling and Retouching of Rodin's The Thinker , SRAL Conference. (forthcoming) 

     2012

    Davidowitz, T., Tonny Beentjes, Joosje van Bennekom and Sara Creange, Identifying 16th-century paints on silver using a contemporary manuscript, In  The Artist's Process: Technology and Interpretation, Sigrid Eyb Green, Joyce H. Townsend (eds) Archetype Books London , p.72-78.

     2011

    De restauratie van Rodins Denker. In De Denker, exhibition catalogue, Laren, p.50-65 with  co-authors Rozemarijn van der Molen & Arjan de Koomen.

     2010       

    Smith, Pamela H., & Tonny Beentjes,  Nature and Art, Making and Knowing: Reconstructing Sixteenth Century Life Casting Techniques ,    Renaissance Quarterly, spring issue 63, pp.128-179.  

    'The Treatment of the Damaged Bronze of Rodin's   the Thinker   from the Singer Museum in Laren, the Netherlands: an Innovative Approach.' , in METAL 2010, Proceedings of the Interim Meeting of the ICOM-CC Metal Working Group, Charleston, South Carolina 2010, ed. P. Mardikian, C. Chemello, C. Watters & P. Hull, Clemson University, p. 269-277 with   co-authors  Tamar Davidowitz & Rozemarijn  van Molen. 

    Van der Molen, Rozemarijn, Ineke Joosten, Tonny Beentjes, & Luc Megens, Dry ice blasting  for the conservation cleaning of metals. in METAL 2010, Proceedings of the Interim Meeting  of theICOM-CC Metal Working Group, Charleston, South Carolina 2010, ed. P. Mardikian, C. Chemello, C. Watters &P. Hull, Clemson University, p. 269-277.

     2009      

    "Moyen  de faire le gect pour petite lezardes" (hoe  men kleine hagedissen giet). Een reconstructie aan de hand van een zestiende-eeuws manuscript, De  Stavelij, jaarboek 2009, pp.15-18. 

     2007        

    An introduction into silver plating in eighteenth century Europe ,  Preprints Metal 07 ICOM-CC Meeting, Amsterdam

     2005  

    French Plating , Journal of the Antique Metalware Society , Vol. 13,  June 2005, pp. 10-16. with co-author Mark Erdmann 

    2000  

    All metalwork related entries in Materials &  Techniques in the  Decorative Arts , Lucy Trench (editor), London : John Murray, 2000.  

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • lectures&workshops

    lectures & workshops

      March 2012  

    presentation: Gieten naar het leven:  reconstructie van een bijzondere 16de eeuwse techniek . Tripartite lecture Ateliergebouw Amsterdam

      Nov.     2011

    organised Masterclass technical art history (RMA, UvA, RCE) 'Historical silver plating, art history, technology, science and conservation' 

      Oct.       2011

    presentation: Sixteenth-century life-casting techniques, a reconstruction.  OSK sectiedag Amersfoort

      Sept.     2011

    Presenting paper: An innovative treatment of a severely damaged bronze, the Thinker by Rodin .   Lasers in the Conservation of Artworks (LACONA IX) British Museum London

     May       2011

    presentation: Covering the treatment of The Thinker: new techniques and insights in Rodin's bronze casts , Symposium restoring the Thinker, Singer Museum Laren

    March   2011

    presentation: De restauratie van de beschadigde bronzen Denker van Rodin uit het Singer museum, Laren.   RapidPro, Veldhoven

      Oct      2010

    Presenting paper: The Treatment of the Damaged Bronze of Rodin's the Thinker from the Singer Museum in Laren, the Netherlands: an Innovative Approach.   Metal10 ICOM-CC, Charleston.

    May     2010

    presentation: De gietmodellen uit het archief van Esser .  Colloquium: Ontsluiting, digitalisering en conservering van archieven van zilverateliers en bedrijven. Zilver Museum Sterckshof, Antwerp 

      Sept.  2009 -2010

    Restoration of heavily damaged bronze sculpture of the Thinker by Rodin from the Singer Museum Laren , Netherlands .

      April   2008

    Teaching one day workshop on 16th century life casting technology at Pomona University, California.

     

      April 2007

    One day workshop on the conservation/restoration of the metal components of bows as part of the West Dean College Easter course on the making and  restoration of early musical instruments.

    Sept. 2005

    Organised a one-day conference for the Antique Metalware Society at West  Dean College .

      Sept. 2003/'04

    Co-organiser of the West Dean-ICN-Winterthur Summer School 'Conservator  meets its maker'.

    May 2003

    Lecturing and giving practical instruction on patination, as part of the British  Antique Furniture Restorers Association study day on metalware in furniture.

    Oct. 2002

    Organised a one-day conference for the Antique Metalware Society at West Dean College .

    March 2002

    Lecturing on the conservation of antique metalware for the Antique Metalware  Society in Chipping Norton.

    2001  

    Lecturing on laser cleaning of arms and armour at conference on the  conservation of arms and armour at the Wallace Collection, London .

    2001-2006

    Lecturing to professional conservators on art handling and the conservation of  carriages, aeroplanes and architectural metalwork.

    1998

    Organised a weekend seminar on the conservation of scientific instruments at  West Dean College .

     

      1997

    Organised a Metal Conservation Forum at West Dean College .

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • Publicaties

    2014

    • Beentjes, T. P. C. (2014). The casting of western sculpture during the XIXth century: sand casting versus lost wax casting. Study Days of the SFIIC, 15, 120-129. [details]
    • Beentjes, T., & Smith, P. H. (2014). Sixteenth-Century Life-casting Techniques: experimental reconstructions based on a preserved manuscript. In D. Saunders, M. Spring, & A. Meek (Eds.), The Renaissance Workshop (pp. 144-151). London: Archtype Publications. [details]

    2013

    • Beentjes, T., & van der Molen, R. (2013). 3D scanning and printing as conversation tools: an innovative treatment of a vandalized bronze statue, The Thinker by Rodin. In D. Saunders, M. Strlic, C. Korenberg, N. Luxford, & K. Birkhölzer (Eds.), Lasers in the Conservation of Artworks IX (pp. 146-153). London: Archetype. [details]

    2012

    • Davidowitz, T., Beentjes, T., van Bennekom, J., & Creange, S. (2012). Identifying 16th-century paints on silver using a contemporary manuscript. In S. Eyb-Green, J. H. Townsend, M. Clarke, J. Nadolny, & S. Kroustallis (Eds.), The artist's process: technology and interpretation: proceedings of the fourth symposium of the Art Technological Source Research Working Group (pp. 72-78). London: Archetype. [details]

    2011

    • Beentjes, T., Davidowitz, T., & van der Molen, R. (2011). The treatment of the damaged bronze of Rodin's the Thinker from the Singer Museum in Laren, the Netherlands: an innovative approach. In P. Mardikian, C. Chemello, C. Watters, & P. Hull (Eds.), Metal 2010: proceedings of the interim meeting of the ICOM-CC Metal Working Group, October 11-15, 2010, Charleston, South Carolina, USA (pp. 269-277). Charleston: Clemson University. [details]
    • van der Molen, R., Joosten, I., Beentjes, T., & Megens, L. (2011). Dry ice blasting for the conservation cleaning of metals. In P. Mardikian, C. Chemello, C. Watters, & P. Hull (Eds.), Metal 2010: proceedings of the interim meeting of the ICOM-CC Metal Working Group, October 11-15, 2010, Charleston, South Carolina, UA (pp. 96-103). Clemson: Clemson University. [details]

    2010

    • Smith, P. H., & Beentjes, T. (2010). Nature and Art, Making and Knowing: Reconstructing Sixteenth-Century Life-Casting Techniques. Renaissance Quarterly, 63(1), 128-179. https://doi.org/10.1086/652535 [details]

    2016

    • Beentjes, T. P. C. (2016). Breaking the mould: A history of sand mould casting in Western Europe based on early written sources. In S. Eyb-Green, J. H. Townsend, K. Pilz, S. Kroustallis, & I. van Leeuwen (Eds.), Sources on Art Technology: Back to Basics: proceedings of the sixth symposium of the ICOM-CC Working Group for Art Technological Source Research, held at the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, 16-17 June 2014 (pp. 79-87). Archetype. [details]

    2011

    • Beentjes, T., van der Molen, R., & de Koomen, A. (2011). De restauratie van Rodins Denker. In L. Tilanus, & M. Tuijn (Eds.), Rodin de denker (pp. 51-65). Bussum: Thoth. [details]

    2009

    • Beentjes, T., & Smith, P. H. (2009). Moyen de faire le gect pour petite lezardes (hoe men kleine hagedissen giet): een reconstructie aan de hand van een zestiende-eeuws manuscript. In De Stavelij: jaarboek 2009 (pp. 15-18). Nijmegen: Nederlandse Zilverclub. [details]

    2016

    • Beentjes, T. P. C. (2016). Casting of Western European Bronze Sculpture in Sand Moulds During the 19th and Early 20th Centuries. 61-67.

    Prijs

    • van Bommel, M., Beentjes, T. P. C., van der Stok, J. & Joosten, I. (2018). AMOR - Archeologisch Metaal Oppervlakte Research.

    Lidmaatschap

    • Beentjes, T. (2016). Interim Meeting of the ICOM-CC Metal Working Group, New Dehli, METAL 2016, New Dehli, India.

    Mediaoptreden

    • Beentjes, T. (16-01-2018). Chique snuisterij aan boord zeventiende-eeuws scheepswrak [Web] UvA website. Chique snuisterij aan boord zeventiende-eeuws scheepswrak.
    • Beentjes, T. (01-05-2017). Making a Medal Using the Sand Casting Process [Web] youtube. Making a Medal Using the Sand Casting Process.
    • Beentjes, T. (01-12-2016). Tonny Beentjes : Geen neus van Michael Jackson [Print] Groninger Museum Magazine. Tonny Beentjes : Geen neus van Michael Jackson.
    • Beentjes, T. (15-11-2016). Pierre Gouthière, Virtuoso Gilder at the French Court [Web] youtube. Pierre Gouthière, Virtuoso Gilder at the French Court.
    • Beentjes, T. (08-04-2015). Own a T. Rex With 3D Imaging as Venus de Milo Gets Her Arms Back [Web] Bloomberg.com. Own a T. Rex With 3D Imaging as Venus de Milo Gets Her Arms Back.

    Spreker

    • van der Stok, J. (speaker), van Bommel, M. (speaker), Joosten, C. (speaker) & Beentjes, T. P. C. (speaker) (2018). AMOR - LEADING TO AN INNOVATIVE, INTERDISCIPLINARY STRATEGY AFTER EXCAVATION FOR PRECIOUS METAL, EAA 2018 - European Association of Archaeologists , Barcelona, Spain.
    • Beentjes, T. (speaker) (11-12-2016). The Piece-Molding of Bronzes in Sand, Frick Collection New York.

    2019

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