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We are very pleased to invite you to the NICAS Project Day 2022. On June 8 we will host a full day of presentations. From 9.30-17.30 hrs CET, project leaders will present their research in the Auditorium of the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. The aim of Project Week is to inform everyone about current NICAS research Partner Projects.

Event details of NICAS Project Day
Date 8 June 2022
Time 09:30 -17:30


9.30-10.00 Walk in
10.00-10.10  Word of Welcome (dr. Robert van Langh – Chair of NICAS)


Prof. dr. M.R. van Bommel (University of Amsterdam)
BZN17 shipwreck research: AMOR – Archaeological metal surface research & Back to the Objects

A. Pappot (Rijksmuseum, University of Amsterdam)
Copper in the Dutch Golden Age 

Dr. I. Joosten (Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands)
The origin of the gold leaf of the golden coach 

11.20-11.50       Break – coffee and tea


Dr. J. J. Hermans (University of Amsterdam)
A fundamental molecular understanding of oil paint degradation

G. Patin (University of Amsterdam)
An enhanced optical micro-fading device for risk assessment of colour change

L. Tissen (Leiden University, Delft University of Technology)
Indistinguishable Likeness: 3D printing’s significance for art research, and conservation & presentation of paintings 

13.00-14.00      Break – lunch


Dr. J. J. Buijs (Wageningen University & Research)
Lsi4art – Real-time and non-invasive monitoring of dynamic processes in paintings and objects with laser speckle imaging for preventive and remedial conservation 

P. van Laar (CWI, Rijksmuseum)
Intact – 3d visualisation of the interior of art objects through ct scans 

Dr. B. Baas (Private researcher, specialist in (historical) ceramic glazes)
Cat’s-eye lustre glaze made at de porceleyne fles in the early 1900s. Chemistry, nanostructure and production technique of a lustre glaze on art pottery from the modern era 

15.10-15.30      Break – coffee and tea


Dr. S. Stigter (University of Amsterdam | SBMK)
Interviews in Conservation ResearchArtwork biographies and institutional memory

M. Grison, A. de Groot, T. Hestrin-Grader, M. L. Petruzzellis, G. Fitriana Putri, G. Rayermann (NICAS Research Associates)
A Global Infrastructure For Heritage Science 

16.20-16.30       Discussion and closing remarks (dr. Benjamin Rous – Coordinator of NICAS)

16.30-17.30       Drinks



Auditorium, Rijksmuseum
Museumstraat 1
Amsterdam, 1071XX Netherlands