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Drawings by Rembrandt: Connecting art history, science and conservation

Symposium: 6 February - 7 February 2020

On Thursday 6 and Friday 7 February 2020, the Rijksmuseum is organizing an international, interdisciplinary symposium entitled Drawings by Rembrandt: Connecting Art History, Science and Conservation in collaboration with the Rembrandt House Museum and the Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands (RCE). The symposium will highlight exciting new research and imaging techniques that have recently been applied to the drawings of Rembrandt, and it aims to encourage discussion between art historians, conservators and art technologists.

Rembrandt (1606-1669), The Pancake Woman, ca. 1635 Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

With this symposium, scheduled to take advantage of progress made during research and exhibitions held in 2019 on the occasion of the 350th anniversary of the artist’s death, the organizers aim to stimulate the exchange of ideas between different disciplines. We believe in the benefits of shared knowledge, bridging professions such as (art)history, material-technical research, digital imaging and conservation. The symposium will be open to art historians, curators, paper conservators, art technologists and all professionals interested in the study and preservation of drawings by Rembrandt and his school.

For more information and registration see the Rijksmuseum see the Rijksmuseum website (€165 Early Bird rate / €200 regular rate / €40 student rate).