Information from the organizers, 16 September 2016
On the 13th and 14th of October, the 15th Erasmus-Descartes conference will take place in Paris, France. The conference is an annual event within the framework of the “Initiative Franco-Néerlandaise” and organised alternatively by the Dutch Embassy in Paris and the French Embassy in The Hague.
This year’s theme is cultural heritage and innovation. The conference will focus on innovation in (scientific) research, as well as on innovation in ways to present heritage and the impact of new research technologies to the public. Different issues will be treated, for example: What does research teach us about the artist and his work? What does this mean for the conservation of a work of art? What can we do, from an art historical point of view, with all the new information gained by scientific research? What new stories can we tell about our cultural heritage thanks to science? How does a museum create an exhibition about a research project?
The plenary sessions and the two series of three parallel workshops will offer a stage where knowledge can be exchanged between Dutch and French conservation experts, curators and scientists. Confirmed speakers include: Sébastien Allard (Louvre) Rob Erdmann (University of Amsterdam/Rijksmuseum), Petria Noble (Rijksmuseum), Olivier Simmat (Musée d’Orsay) and Philippe Walter (LAMS). The evening program includes a sneak preview of the Exposition “De l’alcôve aux barricades. De Fragonard à David. Dessins des Beaux-Arts de Paris” at the Fondation Custodia and an Innovation Parade at the Atelier Néerlandais.
If you are interested in joining this conference, please send an email to Dieuwke Beljon at the Dutch Embassy: Dieuwke.firstname.lastname@example.org.