Looking through art

Looking through art

Looking through art
Saturday 24 September 2022, 11.00am to 12.00pm BST
Saturday 24 September 2022, 11.00am to 12.00pm BST
  • painting of tulip
    Painting of tulip
Revealing some of the Masters’ Secrets
Free
Open to: 
Alumni and guests
Location: 
Clare Hall | View details

We often marvel at the amazing technical skills of artists and artisans when visiting museums. Through interdisciplinary research, combining technical art historical research with scientific analyses and imaging techniques, we try to unravel the act of making in all its facets, idiosyncrasies, and of course secrecy. In this talk, Professor Erma Hermens will discuss this process of unravelling, discovery and wonder, through fascinating case studies, also demonstrating our limitations, despite all this technology, in trying to get under the skin of the artist and artisan.

Speakers

Professor Erma Hermens

Professor Erma Hermens

Professor Erma Hermens is Director of the Hamilton Kerr Institute for Easel painting Conservation and the Conservation and Science division at the Fitzwilliam Museum. She leads a team of conservators and heritage scientists, liaising between curators, conservators and scientists, combining art historical and contextual research of art with scientific analytical data, digital imaging, and art technological source research.

Booking information

Please contact Georgina Rutherford, Alumni Administrator, Clare Hall, if you have any questions. 

 

Book by email (lifemembers@clarehall.cam.ac.uk)

Location

Clare Hall
Herschel Road
Cambridge
CB3 9AL
United Kingdom

Contact

George Rutherford
Tel: 
01223 332368
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