UCL Institute for Sustainable Heritage


Preservation of paintings: towards a sustainable future

18 April 2024, 5:30 pm–6:30 pm

Museum collection

Join us for a virtual guest lecture with Katrien Keune, Head of Science at Rijksmuseum & Professor Molecular Spectroscopy at University of Amsterdam.

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Virtual event details

This virtual lecture will consist of a 45 minute presentation from Katrien Keune, followed by a 15 minute Q&A chaired by Josep Grau-Bové, ISH Associate Professor.

About the speaker

Katrien Keune PhD, chemist, is head of Science at the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam and professor by special appointment of Molecular Spectroscopy at the University of Amsterdam (UvA), Netherlands. The Science department, a sub-department of Conservation & Science, conducts research on the Rijksmuseum collection in close collaboration with conservators, curators and (technical) art historians. Keune is specialized in ageing and degradation studies of pigments and oil paintings at the micro- and molecular level. She initiated and (co)led many national and international interdisciplinary research projects including the GoGreen project (Horizon Europa, 2022-2026) and the scientific research of Operation Night Watch, the largest research project on Rembrandt's masterpiece.