In the Ateliergebouw, or Studio Building, in Amsterdam, you will find the Rijksmuseum conservation studios and lab spaces under one roof with the conservation training programme from the University of Amsterdam, and the Scientific Department from the Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands, and with just across the road the Villa, the residency of the Rijksmuseum curators. This makes for an interdisciplinary and inspiring environment. The Rijksmuseum studios are buzzing with research activities, exciting conservation projects, and much more. The Ateliergebouw also houses the Netherlands Institute for Art, Conservation and Science (NICAS), a new collaborative. interdisciplinary research institute, see: http://www.nicas-research.nl/
As the Rijksmuseum’s technical art historian, I work with curators, conservators and scientists, PhD students, Postdocs and interns, on examining objects from the Rijksmuseum’s superb and diverse collection.This blog, written by me and many colleagues, will give you a glimpse of what is going on…..