Symposium to reveal secrets of paintings

Symposium to reveal secrets of paintings

ISTANBUL - Hürriyet Daily News
Symposium to reveal secrets of paintings

Painting conservatives will give the technical secrets behind the work of painters Rembrandt and Vermeer during a two-day symposium at the Sabancı Museum.

To coincide with the exhibition “Where Darkness Meets Light: Rembrandt and His Contemporaries – the Golden Age of Dutch Art,” Sabancı University’s Sakıp Sabancı Museum will host a two-day symposium titled “Is it Rembrandt or not? The scientific and technical study of artwork,” April 12 and 13.

World-renowned painting conservators will give talks at the symposium, and revealing the technical secrets behind the work of such painters as Rembrandt and Vermeer. The first day of the event will include talks by academics from the New York Metropolitan Museum, Pratt Institute, and Copenhagen University, discussing current studies on painting conservation. On the second day, Dr. Joergen Wadum will talk about Flemish and Dutch painters of the 17th century. Wadum will also discuss Vermeer’s famous painting “Girl with a Pearl Earring,” which he has worked on as a conservator.

The symposium will take place April 12 and 13 between 9:30 a.m. and 4.30 p.m. in the museum’s Gallery Conference Hall. The Price attendance cost of the symposium is 50 Turkish Liras, and Turkish translation will be provided. To register, please visit

The Rembrandt exhibit at the Sabancı Museum features works from the Rijksmuseum as well as one of the world’s leading private collections, which are being displayed for the first time in Turkey. Aside from the original Rembrandts, the show presents a total of 110 works by 59 artists. It will continue until June 10.

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