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NICAS Project Day 2023

13 June 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 5:30 pm CEST

We are very pleased to invite you to the NICAS Project Day 2023. On June 13 we will host a full day of inspiration and research projects at the intersection of science, conservation and art history. From 13.00-17.30 hrs CET, project leaders will present their research in the Auditorium of the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. The aim of the Project Day is to inform everyone about current NICAS research projects.  

Please join us on this NICAS Project Day! We also encourage you to forward this event to anyone who might be interested in the NICAS research projects.

 Registration is open.

Please note this is an onsite event, it is not possible to attend online.

 Although this event is free to attend, it is not free to organise. If you register we count on your attendance. If you find that you are no longer able to attend, we kindly request that you unregister using the same registration link as soon as possible


Preliminary Programme

12.30 – 13.00 Walk in

13.00 – 13.15 Welcome
 Dr. Robert van Langh (Chair of NICAS)

13.15 – 14.30 Project Presentations
Dr. Margriet van Eikema Hommes (RCE) – Study of the Materials and Techniques of Matthias Withoos’ View of Amserfoort

 Amin Livani MSc (TU/e) – Hygro-Mechanical Response of Oak Growth Rings to Varying Indoor Climate Conditions: A Combined Numerical and Experimental Study

 Gauthier Patin MA (RCE) – Fading Observations and Risk Assessment of Colour Change in Van Gogh’s Works

Prof. dr.  Joost Batenburg (CWI, Leiden University) – IMPACT4Art: 3D Visualization of the Interior of Art Objects Through CT Scans

Welmoed Kreb MSc (Rijksmuseum) – Pope: Resin Bleed

14.30 – 15.00 Coffee Break

15.00 – 16.30 Keynote Speakers

Prof. dr. Katrien Keune (Rijksmuseum/UVA), Femke Diercks MA (Rijksmuseum), Irma de Vries MA (Rijksmuseum) – The Making of Missie Meesterwerk 

Prof. dr. Robert Erdmann (Rijksmuseum, UVA) – Artificial Intelligence for Cultural Heritage Research

Prof. dr. Jeroen Stumpel (UU) – Mastery and Mystery:
Meditations of an Art Historian on Science and Art

16.30 – 17.30 Drinks


13 June 2023
12:00 pm - 5:30 pm CEST
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Auditorium, Rijksmuseum
Museumstraat 1
Amsterdam, 1071XX Netherlands