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Vermeer’s Girl with a Pearl Earring back on display

Painting conservator and Head Researcher Abbie Vandivere with the Girl with a Pearl Earring.  The Mauritshuis

THE HAGUE - Vermeer’s Girl with a Pearl Earring, the public’s favourite from the collection of the Mauritshuis in The Hague, is back on display at the Mauritshuis after undergoing scientific examination. For two weeks the painting was removed from its usual location to allow researchers to perform in-depth scientific examination, conducted in the museum’s Golden Room in full view of the public. In order to make the research into the Girl with a Pearl Earring visible to visitors, the Mauritshuis constructed a studio with a glass enclosure in the museum’s ‘Golden Room’.

Coming to an Agreement – Display negotiations between an artist, curator and conservator by Sophie Sarkodie

© Tate

This article will focus on the hanging solutions of a series of large photographic panels, part of the work How to Look….. by Babette Mangolte, originally made in 1976-78. It is on display at Tate Modern for a year, until July 2018. Mangolte’s display, How To Look… (2017), was planned by Tate Curator Valentina Ravaglia, with much input and communication from the artist, as well as the artist attending a planning meeting and being present for the installation of the works.

The complex preservation of Keith Haring’s 1987 mural at the Hopital Necker des Enfants Malades, Paris by Will Shank + Antonio Rava

Overview of the tower in the context of the other hospital buildings, after treatment in 2017. Photo by Will Shank. Keith Haring artwork . © Keith Haring Foundation

There was some question as to whether the mural could be saved when we were first included in a meeting on this matter in Paris at the Hopital Necker des Enfants Malades, at the invitation of Julia Gruen, the Executive Director of the Keith Haring Foundation. It was the autumn of 2011, and we still had a conservation team on the scaffolding on the church of Sant’Antonio dell’Abate in Pisa, where we were in the midst of restoring Haring’s last public mural, Tuttomondo, from 1989.

Consultation on a new National Heritage Science Strategy

The National Heritage Science Forum (NHSF) has set out proposals for a new National Heritage Science Strategy for the UK and invites your input to its current consultation.

11 Apr 2018 to 20 Apr 2018
Deadline: 
20 Apr 2018

IIC's 26th Biennial Congress Registration Now Open

Turin - Piazza Castello © Enrico Aretini

Preventive Conservation: The State of the Art - World Class Speakers, Sessions, Networking, Tours & Debates Exploring the biggest issues that exercise our field, this year’s IIC Congress is set to attract the best minds in conservation from around the world.

Standard rate registration is now open. Register before 22 July to take advantage of this rate and secure your place at Congress- register here or for more information about the registration rates and prices for the excursions, tours and the Grand Dinner go to IIC Turin Congress 2018.

10 Sep 2018 to 14 Sep 2018
Deadline: 
17 May 2018

CATS conference: Trading Paintings and Painters’ Materials 1550-1800

Registration is now open for a two-day Technical Art History conference to be held by CATS in Copenhagen on 21 – 22 June 2018. The venue will be the National Museum of Denmark. The key-note speakers will be Dr. Sandra van Ginhoven, Research Associate at the Getty Research Insistute, and Dr. Jo Kirby Atkinson, formerly at the National Gallery London.

21 Jun 2018 to 22 Jun 2018
Deadline: 
22 May 2018

Meeting: Preservation of natural history wet collections

A meeting on the theme of the Preservation of natural history wet collections will take place in Paris from December 5 through 7, 2018.

Organized by the French Center on Research for Preservation, under the CNRS, the French natural History Museum and the French Culture Ministry, the meeting will be held in the very heart of Paris, at the Grande
Galerie de l'Evolution (French natural History Museum, Jardin des Plantes).

5 Dec 2018 to 7 Dec 2018

Art Institute of Chicago Symposium 2018

UNFIXED: Material Challenges in Contemporary Art
June 28, 2018, 9:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. | Scholars' day (open to the public)
June 29, 2018, 9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. | Time-based media workshop (by invitation)

The Art Institute of Chicago
Nichols Trustees Suite, Modern Wing
159 East Monroe Street

28 Jun 2018 to 29 Jun 2018

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