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Rembrandt and the passion

Symposium: 15 November - 16 November 2012

Information from the museum website, 30 October 2012

Rembrandt and the Passion is one of the most significant exhibitions staged by The Hunterian in its 200 year history. The Symposium has been organised by The Hunterian and the University of Glasgow History of Art Department to celebrate the exhibition and features a special evening lecture by art historian, author and Rembrandt expert Gary Schwartz, followed by a day devoted to the study of Rembrandt.

Lecture by Gary Schwarz: Rembrandt, A Man for all Media

Thursday 15 November
17.00 – 20.00 (Doors open at 5.00pm, Lecture begins at 6.00pm)*
Hunterian Art Gallery Lecture Theatre, 82 Hillhead Street, University of Glasgow
(D12 on Campus Map)

*Guests who would like to visit the exhibition before the Lecture will receive 25% discount on admission charges.

Rembrandt and the Passion Symposium

Friday 16 November
9.00 – 17.00
Gloag Lecture Theatre
School of Law, The Stair Building, 5 Professor Square, University of Glasgow
(A19 on Campus Map)


09.00 – 10.00 – Visit to exhibition (admission charge included in admission charge for Symposium)

10.00 – 10.30 – Registration / coffee

10.30 – 10.40 – Welcome – Professor David Gaimster, Director of The Hunterian

10.40 – 11.00 – Peter Black, Hunterian, and Erma Hermens, University of Glasgow – An introduction to art historical and technical issues tackled in the exhibition

11.00 – 11.30 – Erik Hinterding, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam – Rembrandt’s oil sketches for etchings

11.30 – 12.00 – Jørgen Wadum, National Gallery of Denmark – Rembrandt’s use of underdrawing

12.00 – 12.30 – Discussion

12.30 – 14.00 – Break for lunch

14.00 – 14.30 – Petria Noble, Mauritshuis, The Hague – Looking through the paint layers of late Rembrandt paintings

14.30 – 15.00 – Christian T. Seifert, Scottish National Gallery – Pieter Lastman in Rembrandt’s workshop: Some observations on the dissemination of Lastman’s art amongst Rembrandt’s pupils

15.00 – 15.45 – Discussion

Admission to the Lecture is free. Admission to the Symposium is £20.00 (£10.00 for students). Advance registration required for both. Payment for the Symposium can be made in advance by cheque or in cash on the day.

For more information see the Symposium’s web page

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