Welcome to a one-day international symposium focusing on Rembrandt’s painting The Conspiracy of the Batavians under Claudius Civilis, on long-term loan to the Nationalmuseum from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts.
The programme will discuss the painting in the context of the commission for the Amsterdam Town Hall, its history in Swedish collections, the painting technique, changes in composition, the painting’s conservation history, and its place in current Rembrandt research. The speakers will include conservators, curators and scientists from Stockholm, Amsterdam and London who will report on the results of recent research.
The conference will be open to the general public.
Cost: 300 SEK, including refreshments and reception.
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Venue: Nationalmuseum, Södra Blasieholmshamnen 2, Stockholm
Welcome – Susanna Pettersson, Director General, Nationalmuseum, and Isabella Nilsson, Permanent Secretary, Royal Academy of Fine Arts.
Pieter Roelofs, Head of Paintings and Sculpture, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam:
"Rembrandt’s Claudius Civilis: A Monument to Painting"
Magnus Olausson, Director of Collections, Nationalmuseum:
"The Swedish history of The Conspiracy of the Batavians under Claudius Civilis"
Rickard Becklén, Paintings Conservator, Nationalmuseum, and Martin Olin, Director of Research, Nationalmuseum: "Conservation and exhibition history of Rembrandt’s Claudius Civilis until 2013"
Petria Noble, Senior Conservator/ Head of Paintings Conservation, Rijksmuseum:
"Rembrandt’s The Conspiracy of the Batavians under Claudius Civilis: painting technique and present condition of the painting"
Anna Krekeler, Paintings Conservator, Rijksmuseum:
"Complex changes in composition"
Lunch break with opportunity to visit the collections
Annelies van Loon, Research Scientist, Rijksmuseum:
"Chemical mapping of the pigments"
Marika Spring, Head of Science, National Gallery, London:
"Technical examinations of Rembrandt's paintings in the National Gallery"
Carl-Johan Malmberg, Author and Honorary Member of The Royal Academy of Fine Arts:
"Some remarks on The Batavians’ Oath of Allegiance to Claudius Civilis"
Hans Henrik Brummer, Royal Academy of Fine Arts: