donderdag 23 juli 2015

pigment identificatie

Na vier dagen cursus kan ik zelfstandig de naam van een pigment determineren onder PPL en XPL
welk pigment heb ik hier onder XPL gefotografeerd?

maandag 20 juli 2015

Identification of Pigments under the Microscope

Polarzing Light Microscopy Cours for Identification of Pigments under the Microscope in LONDON! The cours is organised by International Academic Projects and our teacher is Tracy Chaplin. We are together with a small internationa group of seven women.
Colleague Hanna Tempest, Freelance Easel Paintings Conservator shows how to use the Chelsea filter (red transmission). This can be used as a means of distinguishing blue and green pigments. We learned a lot this first day, and start to speak 'the language of pigments identification'. Never thought I would ever learn a new language!

donderdag 2 juli 2015

Internship in Conservation and Restoration, Morgane Noly June 2015

Intern Morgane Noly
My name is Morgane Noly, and I’m a French student of painting restoration at Ecole de Condé in Lyon. I have always been interested in art and art history. At the age of twelve, I heard for the first time about professional restoration of paintings. I saw a very old and damaged painting and, as a very sensitive girl, I couldn’t understand why people would let it be like that. This is how, after some research, I discovered restoration and conservation of art and it became immediately a passion for me.

During the month of June 2015, between the second and third year of the first cycle of my education, I had the chance to do an internship abroad at the atelier of Marjan De Visser. For me, going outside France permits me to discover a new way of thinking and another vision on painting conservation and restoration. This is a really interesting and rewarding experience. I think it’s important to see daily work life at and the organisation of a conservation and restoration atelier. For a student, this is the only way to see the reality of a profession.

During this month I learned and practiced a cleaning technique developed by Richard Wolbers. I also worked in different museums and participated in conservation projects like the De Ploeg Painting Conservation Project in the depot of the Groningen Museum. I really enjoyed doing different work types, to see the variety of techniques a restorer can use in restoration.
Morgane Noly intern at Restauratieatelier Marjan de Visser