Netherlands Institute for Conservation, Art and Science

NICAS Colloquium

22June2017 12:00 - 13:00


The next edition of the NICAS Colloquium takes place on Thursday, 22 June from 12:00 to 13:00 in conference room B of the Atelier Building (Hobbemastraat 22, Amsterdam). Please note that the final NICAS Colloquium before the Summer will be on 6 July. After a short hiatus, the NICAS colloquium will start again after the Summer. Of course, we will keep you informed when the new series will start.


The chair of this colloquium will be Lisa Wiersma (Utrecht University), PhD candidate within the NICAS project Recipes and Realities.


The two presentations will center on the issue value in an object. What is the conservator's role in the preservation, change and communication of values? And what types can we devise for the development of value?

Birgit Reissland

Forming or Keeping Values? What is our Role as Conservator?

Birgit Reissland received her MA-degree in paper conservation from the State Academy of Fine Arts, Stuttgart. In 2000, she received a full-time position as a conservation scientist at the RCE (Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands) in Amsterdam. Professional focus is on conservation-decision making and art-technological research of heritage on paper. Recent projects focus on art -technological investigation of drawings by Vincent van Gogh and Rembrandt van Rijn. For 15 years she was editor-in-chief of the "Journal of Paper Conservation", and is web-editor of “The Iron Gall Ink Website”.

Agnes Brokerhof

Developing value – a story about ugly ducklings, snow-whites and other types

Agnes Brokerhof is a senior conservation scientist and consultant at the RCE Conservation & Restoration Department in Amsterdam. Her interest is in preventive conservation, risk management and the perception of material change. Currently her activities focus on teaching, coaching, and applying the developed models for value and risk assessment in collection management. 

NICAS Colloquium

More information about the NICAS Colloquium can be found here.



Thursday, 22 June 2017


12:00 – 13:00


Conference Room B, Atelier Building
Hobbemastraat 22, Amsterdam

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