Nature transmuted into silver

Looking into the presence of turtles in artworks has turned into a little bit of an obsession for the Turtle Team. Every storyline has provided new ideas and insights into the context of the object this all started with: The Portrait of Prince Frederick Henry on Horseback (1631), painted on a large green sea turtle…

The wonders of weaving

As Rijksmuseum Professor of Studio Practice and Technical Art History at the University of Amsterdam, I am working with a fantastic group of students from the MA programme in Technical Art History.  Although teaching continues during lock down, we were very lucky to just finish the practical part of our module Modern and Contemporary Art…