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Study Day: The Application of Gold in Medieval Art in Dutch collections

Symposium: 2 October 2023

The Application of Gold in Medieval Art in Dutch collections
Kasteel Huis Bergh, Huis Bergh, ‘s-Heerenberg, The Netherlands
Study day: Monday, 2 October 2023 – 09.45 – 18.00 CEST

Two magnificent works of art from Dutch collections, an altarpiece representing The Coronation of the Virgin (Germany, 1510-1530) in  Hui Bergh  Castle (‘s-Heerenberg) and a Crucifixion attributed to the Master of Lindau (Germany, 1430) in Museum Catharijneconvent (Utrecht) have been recently restored. To conclude these projects, Huis Bergh and Museum Catharijneconvent organize an interdisciplinary study-day around the theme of the application of gold in medieval sculptures and painted panels.

Next to the two above-mentioned case studies, the altarpiece of the Kings of Epiphany, with the original case (Germany, 1505-1510) in the Bonnefanten Museum (Maastricht) will be presented. The lectures will reflect on the function of gold, its visual properties and on the interpretation of gilding techniques during conservation. This study day will provide an excellent opportunity to exchange new insights into technical characteristics of medieval works of art.

During the study day the following experts will contribute: Micha Leeflang, Caroline van Elst, Arnold Truyen, Markus Hörsch, Aleth Lorne and Qing Wu. All lectures will be in English.

See the Huis Bergh website for more information and to register.