On Thursday 31st of March a one-day symposium on the state of the art in gilt leather research and conservation will be organized in Maastricht. International experts from interdisciplinary backgrounds will present current conservation challenges, the state of the art in material degradation research, new art historical findings, and the potential of diagnostic techniques from different engineering fields.
The programme is intended for a wider audience of owners and custodians of gilt leather wall hangings and collections, conservators of different disciplines, conservation scientists, students and other interested parties. On the second day, Friday 1st of April, an international expert meeting will be held (invitation only) with round table discussions to define research directions that will enable the development of improved conservation strategies for gilt leather.
This event is part of a collaborative project of the Netherlands Institute for Conservation, Art and Science (NICAS) that aims to define the research agenda for the conservation of gilt leather for 2017-2025.
Hosted by: Stichting Restauratie Atelier Maastricht www.sral.nl
Venue: Bonnefanten Museum, Maastricht, The Netherland – accessibility
Participation: the Symposium on the 31st of March (10.00 – 17.00) is free, including coffee, tea, lunch and drinks. Registration is required: goo.gl/forms/GmKig97XxE
For any questions regarding the symposium and the project please contact Martine Posthuma de Boer, firstname.lastname@example.org
More information can be found on: www.lr.tudelft.nl