Lecture: Mobility Creates Masters – Understanding Artists’ Mobility and Early Modern Trade in Artists’ Materials

Speaker: Jørgen Wadum, Director, Centre for Art Technological Studies and Conservation (CATS)

Mobility Creates Masters (MoCMa) is a research network aimed at sharing knowledge, experience and observations on the mobility of artists and their materials in order to understand the development of colored ground layers in paintings 1550-1700. In doing so MoCMa will strengthen the exchange of theoretical and object-related research into painting techniques by joining the forces in the humanities and the natural sciences. Via a combined approach to understanding the impact of the colour of the ground layers on the visual appearance of art works, we will facilitate the appreciation of the influence of materiality on perception for all art lovers.

Jørgen Wadum is Director of the Centre for Art Technological Studies and Conservation (CATS). He held the position as full Professor in Conservation & Restoration at the Faculty of Humanities, University of Amsterdam, 2012-2016. From 2005-2017 he was Director of Conservation at SMK and from 1990 through 2004 he was Chief Conservator at the Mauritshuis, The Hague. He has published and lectured extensively internationally on a multitude of subjects related to technical art history and other issues of importance for the understanding and preservation of our cultural heritage.

Followed by a reception.


Thursday, November 15, 2018
6:30 PM in the Lecture Hall
The Institute of Fine Arts, New York University
The James B. Duke House
1 East 78th Street

Leave a Reply