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Rembrandt’s Life and Work; New Insights

Course: 26 August - 27 August 2016

From the AMSU website, 25 July 2016

The 2016 edition of the Amsterdam Summer University seminar series on Dutch art in the 17th Century, will take place at The Rembrandt House. Participants will receive a sneak preview of a new monography on Rembrandt’s paintings by Prof. Volker Manuth of Radboud University Nijmegen. Erik Hinterding of Rijksmuseum Amsterdam will share insights on Rembrandt’s prints, and specifically his use of Japanese paper, that played a role in a 2015 exhibition at the museum. Judith Noorman of the University of Amsterdam will do likewise for a 2016 exhibition on the study of the nude model in Rembrandt’s time. Participants will hear about the RemDoc project from Rudie van Leeuwen, and the installation of the pupils’ atelier at the Rembrandt House from Curator Leonore van Sloten. Curator David de Witt will review the museum’s research for and presentation of a major exhibition on Rembrandt’s Late Pupils that took place in 2015.

Are you:
– a professional art historian, with a special interest in 17th Century Dutch Culture;
– a graduate or post graduate and/or a professional curious about new research and insights in Dutch Art and especially Rembrandt
(part time) amateur-expert eager to learn more about Rembrandt at the Rembrandt House (!) and to get a behind the scenes of recent exhibitions
Then this is an excellent opportunity to rub shoulders with scholars in the field of your interest!

This year, the Amsterdam Maastricht Summer University will once again offer qualified participants the opportunity to follow recent and current developments in the study of Dutch art of the seventeenth century. In this two day seminar participants engage directly with scholars and professionals in the field, on site at the Rembrandt House and with reference to objects, documents and current or recent projects.

Rembrandt House knowledge centre
This vibrant museum hosts the house where Rembrandt lived and worked for 19 intensive and brilliant years, and presents a program of major international exhibitions devoted to the master and his circle of friends, pupils and followers.
Working with a network of partner institutions and various guest curators of exhibitions, the Rembrandt House serves as a knowledge centre for research. It also hosts the Rembrandt Information Centre, where scholars can consult an extensive library and various other vital resources, as well as draw on the expertise of staff.


Friday 26 August 2016

Keynote address: Prof. Volker Manuth: a New Monograph on Rembrandt’s Paintings
(Dinner: table reserved at De Beeren)

Saturday 27 August 2016

9:00 Tour of the Rembrandt House and two current exhibitions: RembrandtLAB: Constructing Colours; and Rembrandt the Etcher
10:00 Leonore van Sloten, The installation of the pupil’s atelier: sources on the building and on Rembrandt’s pedagogical practice.
break: Café Tisfris
11:00 Dr. Erik Hinterding: Rembrandt’s Use of Japanese Paper
Lunch break: nearby Café Orff
1:30 Rudie van Leeuwen, the RemDoc project
2:30 Judith Noorman, Rembrandt’s Naked Truth: researching and making the exhibition
3:30 break
4:00 David de Witt, exhibitions on Rembrandt’s Pupils: Rembrandt’s Late Pupils; Flinck and Bol
5:00 Closing remarks and drinks: De Sluyswacht