Rembrandt Laboratory: Rembrandt’s Technique Unravelled

Exhibition: 21 September 2019 - 16 February 2020

How did Rembrandt make his drawings and etchings? And how do we research this today? In the autumn of 2019 the museum will create a laboratory-style space, in which new insights into the way the artist worked will be revealed. Discover how a painting or drawing was made in Rembrandt’s time, see what someone else added to the painting later, and think about the dilemmas facing researchers and conservators.

This exhibition brings the world of research into materials and techniques to life. In recent years, several of Rembrandt’s works have been subjected to the most up-to-date research methods by scientists and conservators. This has produced surprising and ground-breaking results. Now visitors will be able to try the research methods and techniques for themselves, in the place where the works of art were created.

This exhibition is being staged in collaboration with the Rijksmuseum, NICAS and the Cultural Agency of the Netherlands