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Operation Night Watch Symposium: Technical Innovations and Scientific Results
11 April - 14 April
The Rijksmuseum will host the Operation Night Watch Symposium: Technological Innovations and Scientific Results on 11-14 April 2022. The full announcement, as well as more information about the symposium, the programme and registration can be found here.
Over the course of the last 2.5 years Rembrandt’s Night Watch has been investigated with the most advanced research methods, computational and visualisation technologies. This Operation Night Watch symposium will focus on the technological innovations and scientific results.
The symposium will present innovative approaches, research challenges, new insights and breakthroughs in our understanding of the use of materials, the composition of the paint and build-up and the condition of the painting. The research has been performed from the macro-to the nanoscale, in a non-invasive manner combined with micro-sampling. A wide range of scientific topics will be covered, including colour, chemical composition, degradation, texture, structural canvas analyses, cleaning studies, data fusion, visualisation tools and artificial intelligence.
- in 4 parts over 4 days
- 11-14 April 2022
- between 15-18h CEST
The speakers will be present in the live broadcast to answer your questions and discuss.
- Day 1, Monday 11 April – On Different Wavelengths: Macroscopic Non-Invasive Imaging Techniques
- Day 2, Tuesday 12 April – Through Microscopic Eyes: Advanced Micro-Analytical Techniques
- Day 3, Wednesday 13 April – Joint Forces: Structural and Mechanical Investigations
- Day 4, Thursday 14 April – New Diagnostic Tools and Strategies for Conservation Treatment
Registration will give you access to all 4 days. You can rewatch the days you may have missed
Scientific Committee: Robert van Langh, Katrien Keune, Petria Noble, Pieter Roelofs, Rob Erdmann, Esther van Duijn, Annelies van Loon, Francesca Gabrieli
Organising Committee: Robert van Langh, Katrien Keune, Karin Lieftink, Apas Zwart, Sandra Pastoor
Main Partner Operation Night Watch: AkzoNobel
Operation Night Watch is made possible by The Bennink Foundation, C.L. de Carvalho-Heineken, PACCAR Foundation, Piet van der Slikke & Sandra Swelheim, American Express Foundation, Familie De Rooij, Het AutoBinck Fonds, TBRM Engineering Solutions, Dina & Kjell Johnsen, Familie D. Ermia, Familie M. van Poecke, Bruker Nano Analytics, Henry M. Holterman Fonds, Irma Theodora Fonds, Luca Fonds, Piek-den Hartog Fonds, Stichting Zabawas, Cevat Fonds, Johanna Kast-Michel Fonds, Marjorie & Jeffrey A. Rosen, Stichting Thurkowfonds, Familie Van Ogtrop Fonds, the Night Watch Fund, the City of Amsterdam and the Amsterdam Museum.