The University of Amsterdam organizes in October 2017 the course The structure and mechanics of canvas paintings.
This course provides a basic understanding of structural and mechanical properties of materials that are relevant for paintings and how these properties change with different relative humidity and temperature. This enables improved risk assessment when deciding on climate and conservation methods for simple materials and composites. An overview of the relevant research is provided and the effects of conservation evaluated. The core of the course is based on Marion F. Mecklenburg's work as well as the lecturers' own research and both lecturers have extensive experience in teaching conservation students as well as post graduate conservators. They have both worked closely with Mecklenburg and have assisted him teaching his course on mechanics and structure in cultural heritage materials both at the Universidad Politécnica de Valencia (Spain) and the School of Conservation (Denmark) respectively.
This course is given by Laura Fuster-López and Cecil Krarup Andersen.
Dates: 3 fulltime days: 25, 26 and 27 October 2017.
Registration is open to restorers, conservation scientists and related professionals practicing within the field.
Venue: Ateliergebouw in Amsterdam.
For more information and to register see the website of the UvA: