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NICAS Project Week 2020

30 November 2020 - 4 December 2020

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We are very pleased to invite you to the NICAS Project Week 2020. This coming December, the Netherlands Institute for Conservation+ Art+ Science+ will celebrate its 5th birthday. Because of COVID-19, we won’t be able to organize a Project Day like we usually do, which is why we decided to host a digital Project Week. 

In the first week of December (30 November – 4 December), we will host 5 days of online presentationsEvery day from 16-17hrs CET, project leaders will present their research in a livestreamThe aim of Project Week is to inform everyone about current NICAS research projects. Project Week will focus on projects that received funding in the NICAS calls for proposals organized by the Dutch Research Council (NWO).

You are kindly invited to join us during this festive NICAS week! We also encourage you to forward this event to anyone who might be interested in the NICAS research projects.


By clicking on one of the headers below, the recording of the livestream of that particular day will open in your browser.



16-17hrs CET

Dr. R. van Langh (Chair of NICAS)

Word of Welcome

Prof. dr. P. Iedema (University of Amsterdam)

PREDAGIO – Predicting Aging of Oil Networks

Dr. K. Keune (Rijksmuseum, University of Amsterdam)

3D2P – 3D Understanding of Degradation Products in Paintings

Prof. dr. E. Hermens (Rijksmuseum, University of Amsterdam)

I3GlasP – Imaging, Identification and Interpretation of Glass in Paint


16-17hrs CET

Prof. dr. N. Shahidzadeh (University of Amsterdam)

CRYSTINART – Crystallization Damage at the Interfaces of Artworks

Prof. dr. J. Stumpel (Utrecht University)

RaRe – Recipes and Realities

Prof. dr. R. Erdmann (Rijksmuseum, University of Amsterdam)

21st-century Connoiseurship: Developing Smart Tools for the Analysis of 17th-century Paintings


16-17hrs CET

Prof. dr. J. Batenburg (CWI – Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica)

CT for Art: From Images to Patterns

Dr. L. van Eijck (Delft University of Technology)

Beeldvorming – A Non-invasive Look Inside Statues


16-17hrs CET

Dr. E. Bosco (Eindhoven University of Technology)

MUON – A multi-scale and uncertainty approach for the analysis of the aging of timber art objects adhesively bonded by animal glues

Prof. dr. G. Davies (VU Amsterdam)

MITEEMA – Multi-isotopic Analysis of Early Modern Art

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

CarpetAct – Automated Interpretation of X-radiographs and CT scans to Assess Islamic Carpet Construction


16-17hrs CET

G. Strezoski (University of Amsterdam)

VISTORY – A Visual Analytics Approach for the Stylistic History of Painting

Dr. I. Joosten (Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands)

IPA – Irradiation Passport for Art



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30 November 2020
4 December 2020
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