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TECHNICAL ART HISTORY COLLOQUIUM: ‘Minding Making’ – 14 June, Ateliergebouw Amsterdam

The Technical Art History Colloquium is organised by Sven Dupré (Utrecht University and University of Amsterdam, PI ERC ARTECHNE), Arjan de Koomen (University of Amsterdam, Coordinator MA Technical Art History), Abbie Vandivere (University of Amsterdam, Coordinator MA Technical Art History & Mauritshuis, The Hague, Paintings Conservator), Erma Hermens (University of Amsterdam and Rijksmuseum) and Ann-Sophie…

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Workshop: ‘The Art of Dyeing Silk’: Colour reproductions of historical recipes and dialogue about practical skills

Two-day workshop, 5 and 6 April 2018 After the successful results of the pilot one-day workshop “The Art of Dyeing Silk” in November (check here for a review of this workshop), the Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands (Rijksdienst voor het Culturele Erfgoed, RCE) will be organizing a new edition, this time in the format of a two-day…

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Materia medica on the move II – Movie clip online

In October, the closing conference was organised for the Time Capsule project, led by Toine Pieters. During the conference, participants were invited to smell, taste and touch historical drug components in order to rediscover the lost artisanal knowledge of the early modern apothecary. Katrien Vanagt of Serafín Productions made this graceful registration of the whole experience. Please…

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Calls for coordinators for the NIAS-Lorentz Theme Group (NLTG) 2019/2020

The NIAS-Lorentz Program calls for coordinators for the NIAS-Lorentz Theme Group (NLTG) 2019/2020. The deadline for application with a pre-proposal is 1 March 2018. The NIAS-Lorentz Program is a collaboration established in 2006 by NIAS (Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences, Amsterdam) and the Lorentz Center (workshop center for all…

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UCEMS-publieksdag ‘De macht van het woord’ in Utrecht

Lecture and reconstruction demonstration during the Utrecht Centre for Early Modern Studies public day in Utrecht (Janskerkhof 3) by ARTECHNE team members dr. Marieke Hendriksen & dr. Jenny Boulboullé. The presentation comprises a reconstruction demonstration in which we make an excellent red ink (‘Rosette Excellente’) following a recipe from an early seventeenth-century manuscript, Sloane MS…

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Blog ‘Re-working with Makers’ by Sven Dupré

*This blog was originally published on the ARTECHNE website* While in art history the potential of performative methods might not yet be fully realized, re-enactment, reconstruction, replication, reproduction or re-working, has become a complementary tool of historical inquiry across the wide domain of the humanities from the history of science and technology to archeology to…

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