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NICAS Project Day

8 June 2022 @ 9:30 am - 5:30 pm CEST


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We are very pleased to invite you to the NICAS Project Day 2022. On June 8 we will host a full day of presentations. From 9.30-17.30 hrs CET, project leaders will present their research in the Auditorium of the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. The aim of Project Week is to inform everyone about current NICAS research Partner 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.




9.30-10.00        Walk in

10.00-10.10       Word of Welcome (dr. Robert van Langh – Chair of NICAS)



Prof. dr. M.R. van Bommel (University of Amsterdam)

BZN17 shipwreck research: AMOR – Archaeological metal surface research & Back to the Objects

A. Pappot (Rijksmuseum, University of Amsterdam)

Copper in the Dutch Golden Age 

Dr. I. Joosten (Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands) & Prof. Dr. G. T. Davies (Vrije Universiteit)

The origin of the gold leaf of the golden coach 


11.20-11.50       Break – coffee and tea



Dr. J. J. Hermans (University of Amsterdam)

A fundamental molecular understanding of oil paint degradation

G. Patin (University of Amsterdam)

An enhanced optical micro-fading device for risk assessment of colour change

L. Tissen (Leiden University, Delft University of Technology)

Indistinguishable Likeness: 3D printing’s significance for art research, and conservation & presentation of paintings 


13.00-14.00      Break – lunch



Dr. J. J. Buijs (Wageningen University & Research)

Lsi4art – Real-time and non-invasive monitoring of dynamic processes in paintings and objects with laser speckle imaging for preventive and remedial conservation 

P. van Laar (CWI, Rijksmuseum)

Intact – 3d visualisation of the interior of art objects through ct scans 

Dr. B. Baas (Private researcher, specialist in (historical) ceramic glazes)

Cat’s-eye lustre glaze made at de porceleyne fles in the early 1900s. Chemistry, nanostructure and production technique of a lustre glaze on art pottery from the modern era 


15.10-15.30      Break – coffee and tea



Dr. S. Stigter (University of Amsterdam | SBMK)

Interviews in Conservation Research; Artwork biographies and institutional memory

M. Grison, A. de Groot, T. Hestrin-Grader, M. L. Petruzzellis, G. Fitriana Putri, G. Rayermann (NICAS Research Associates)

A Global Infrastructure For Heritage Science 


16.20-16.30       Discussion and closing remarks (dr. Benjamin Rous – Coordinator of NICAS)


16.30-17.30       Drinks



8 June 2022
9:30 am - 5:30 pm CEST
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Auditorium, Rijksmuseum
Museumstraat 1
Amsterdam, 1071XX Netherlands
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