Netherlands Institute for Conservation, Art and Science

NICAS Colloquium

06July2017 12:00 - 13:00


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


The chair of this colloquium will be Katrien Keune (Rijksmuseum, University of Amsterdam), senior scientist specialising in analytical chemistry.


The following presentations are scheduled for this edition of the NICAS Colloquium:

Yuliia Orlova

Modeling of Linseed Oil Networks in the Context of the Degradation Problem of Old Oil Paintings.

A lot of competitive reactions start happening in paint with the first brush stroke. The monomers of linseed oil undergo many transformations, form crosslinks and emegre as a polymer network. In several hundred years the topology of this polymer networks together with the properties of the material changes significantly. The main purpose of this project is to consider the reaction mechanism of drying process of linseed oil in great details, model the formation of linseed oil networks and explore changing of their topology in time.

Yuliia Orlova is a PhD candidate in the NICAS project PREDAGIO: Predicting aging of oil networks. In 2015 she finished international master program "Mathematical Modeling in Engineering" and received her master degree from Gdansk University of Technology with specialization "Advanced Computational Methods in Material Science".

Ineke Joosten

Developing Strategies for Safe Analysis of Art Objects.

Art objects and their samples are increasingly being applied in studies using analytical techniques with intense photon, electron and ion beams produced by particle accelerators, synchrotrons, microscopes and other sources. The consequences of the analyses in terms of radiation effects are insufficiently known. Last week a dedicated workshop "IAEA Technical Meeting - Developing Strategies for Safe Analysis of Paintings and Paint Materials” was held in the Atelierbuilding to discuss this topic among experts. During this colloquium the highlights and outcome of the workshop will be presented.

Ineke Joosten is a scientist at the Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands (RCE). In her PhD research, she specialized in the technology of early historical iron production in the Netherlands. She is mainly working on the conservation of inorganic materials like metals, glass and ceramics but is also interested in the preservation of textiles. She is responsible for the Scanning Electron Microscope with Energy Dispersive X-Ray Spectroscopy (SEM-EDX). In addition, she is involved in the European project Iperion.

NICAS Colloquium

More information about the NICAS Colloquium can be found here.


Thursday, 6 July 2017


12:00 – 13:00


Conference Room B, Atelier Building
Hobbemastraat 22, Amsterdam

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