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Media, lezingen, presentaties

De media-optredens over Vermeer en Meisje met de Parel leidden en 2002 tot de nominatie van Abbie Vandivere  voor de Vrouw in de Media Award, waar zij de top-3 heeft gehaald.

In 2023, Abbie was expert en jurylid in het reality TV programma De Nieuwe Vermeer . Zij was ook expert in de documentaire film Dichtbij Vermeer (DocMakers), genomineerd voor een Gouden Kalf.

Tussen 2014 en 2022, is Abbie coordinator en docent geweest in het MA-programma Technisch Kunstgeschiedenis aan de Universiteit van Amsterdam.

Abbie geeft presentaties over conservering en restauratie, schildertechnieken en materiaaltechnisch onderzoek voor een algemeen en gespecialiseerd publiek (wetenschappers, restauratoren, academisch), in het Nederlands en Engels.

Meerdere lezingen staan op het YouTube kanaal 'From the Ground Up'

Media

•   Genomineerd voor top-3 finaleplek: Vrouw in de Media Award 2020

•  YouTube kanaal met lezingen

 

Tijdschriften en krantenartikelen

•   Omslag en hoofdinterview: Opzij (08/2020)

•   Hoofdinterview: The Analytical Scientist (09/2022)

•   Internationale pers, Meisje met de Parel van Johannes Vermeer: New York Times, Quest

 

Television and film
•   De Nieuwe Vermeer: NPO 1 MAX: expert en jurielid in 6 afleveringen van het tv-programma waarin  creatievelingen en professionele kunstenaars uit heel Nederland brengen verdwenen werken tot leven

•   Het Geheim van de Meester: reality TV programma op AVROTROS, over Meisje met de Parel van Johannes Vermeer (S01E01) en Salomon van Ruisdael (S03E05)

•   Documentaire film: expert in Dichtbij Vermeer (DocMakers), genomineerd voor een Gouden Kalf (2023); Japanse documentaire over Vermeer (2019)
•   Journaal en interviews: Het Klokhuis (16/03/2021), Jeugdjournaal / Nieuwsbegrip, RTL Late Night, Tijd voor MAX, BBC Culture

•  Alumni POV: Lewis Centre for the Arts, Princeton University

 

Audio

•   Radio interviews: NOS Met Het Oog op Morgen (NPO Radio 1), Spijkers met Koppen, Radio 5 Thuis op 5, Omroep West, Stadsradio Delft, BNR Techniektour
•   Podcasts in het engels: Spotless (E12): The Art of Cleaning Art; Expat Enclave

 

Technisch Kunstgeschiedenis

MA Technical Art History (Technisch Kunstgeschiedenis) aan de Universiteit van Amsterdam

 

De MA opleiding 'Technical Art History' is in 2015 opgericht, en wordt iedere twee jaar binnen de afdeling Conservering & Restauratie van de Universiteit van Amsterdam aangeboden.

TAH benadrukt de studie van kunstwerken als materiële objecten en overbrugt de werelden tussen 'traditionele' kunstgeschiedenis, conservering en ‘conservation science’. Het onderzoekt hoe het gebruik van specifieke materialen en technieken invloed heeft op de historische ontwikkeling van de kunst. Tussen 2014 en 2022 was Abbie Vandivere:

 

• Coördinator, MA-opleiding Technische Kunstgeschiedenis, verantwoordelijk voor planning, cursusaanbod en structuur van het programma sinds het begin, 2014-2022
• Hoofddocent en cursusorganisator voor vakken (6 ECTS): The Eye and the Object, Microscopy and Microsampling, Color and Discolouration, Laboratories of Art: Historical Reconstructions, Field Work, 10/2015-08/2022
• Evaluatie MSc scripties Technische Universiteit Delft: 3mE Mechanical, afdeling Maritime and Materials Engineering, 2019-2022
• Begeleiding en evaluatie van MA scripties aan de Universiteit van Amsterdam, 2010-2022
• Gastdocent: MA-cursussen afdeling Conservering & Restauratie, BA-cursus Kunsttechnieken & Visuele Analyse, 2014-2021
• Mede-organisator maandelijks colloquium Technische Kunstgeschiedenis, 2016-2020
• Mede-organisator van 10-daagse cursus 'The Impact of Oil: Historical painting technologies in early Netherlandish paintings' aangeboden door de Amsterdam Maastricht Summer University, 23/08/2011 – 01/09/2011

 

 

2023

•   Who’s that Girl?, NN Kunstfestival, Mauritshuis, 08/10/2023

•  Meisje Masterclass, Museumnacht, Mauritshuis , 07/10/2023

•  with K. Harada, ‘Mandijn’s Monsters: shining a light on the techniques and motifs of a Bosch follower,’ Conference: Jheronimus Bosch: His workshop and his followers, Jheronimus Bosch Art Center, ’s Hertogenbosch, 12/05/2023

• ‘The Girl in the Spotlight,’ online lecture and Q&A for the Center for Netherlandish Art: Student Session, 21/04/2023

• Meisje Masterclass, Maurits& evening to celebrate the return of Girl with a Pearl Earring to the Mauritshuis, 01/04/2023

• ‘The Girl in 1665: The original appearance of Girl with a Pearl Earring,’ International Vermeer symposium, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam , 28/03/2023

2022

•   Poster presentation with M. van Veldhuizen, R. Wiersma, ‘Animating the artist’s gesture: Using computational techniques to visualise making processes,’ 9th Interim Meeting of the ICOM-CC Art Technological Source Research Working Group, Paris, (forthcoming), 25/11/2022

•   with A. van Loon et al., ‘What makes a Vermeer a Vermeer?’; with M. Albrecht et al. ‘How to paint a bouquet MA-XRF analysis of 17th-century Netherlandish flower still-lives from the Mauritshuis’ MA-XRF scanning in Conservation, Art and Archaeology, 3rd conference on the use of XRF imaging in conservation, art and archaeology, Delft, 26-27/09/2022

•   ‘The Pigment Reference Set: A resource for non-invasive imaging and analysis’; with J. Schilder, ‘Bear with us… a Boar-ing presentation about Paulus Potter and the Stier,’ Picture Meeting, RCE, Amersfoort , 16/09/2022

•   with A. van Loon: ‘Pigment Reference Set: Resource for technical art history (MA) and scientific analysis,’ Inaugural Conservation Science Education Online (CSEO) conference, 19/05/202                

•  with Jan Bustin, ‘A matter of manner? Material aspects of style, and reconstructions as a research tool,’ ‘Alla Maniera’: Technical art history and the meaning of style in 15th to 17th century painting, Symposium XXII for the study of underdrawing and technology in painting, 28/03/2022

•  The Girl in the Spotlight: Results from the technical examination:

  • Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada, 05/11/2022

  •  Museo del Prado, Madrid, Spain, 04/02/2022

  •  Online lecture for Harvard University, Freshman Seminar: ‘Changing perspectives: The science of optics in the visual arts’ , 17/03/2022    

 

2021

•  Video about the restoration of a painting attributed to the Master of the Brandon Portrait, in exhibition Facelifts & Makeovers, Mauritshuis, 07/10/2021–09/01/2022

•  ‘Historical canvas supports for painting: materials and techniques,’ Online master class The Dutch Method Unfolded, Getty Foundation / University of Amsterdam, 04/03/2021. Link

•  The Girl in the Spotlight: Results from the technical examination:

   -  Online lectures for: Winterthur / University of Delaware program in art conservation, National Gallery of Denmark (Statens Museum voor Kunst), Columbia University Alumni Association

 

2020
•  The Girl in the Spotlight (EN) / Het Meisje in de Schijwerper (NL):

   -  Institut National d'Histoire de l'Art (INHA), Paris, France (EN), 09/01/2020

   -  Online lectures for: University of Delaware, Princeton Academy of Art, University of Syracuse, Queens University, Friends of the Mauritshuis

   -  Vlogs for the Mauritshuis: Changes, Steps of Vermeer, Pigments, Visual Effects
 

2019

•  'Comparing pictorial effects in selected paintings by Rogier van der Weyden,’ and with C. Pottasch: ‘Many hands make light work: Evidence of workshop practice in the Mauritshuis Lamentation,’ Symposium Rogier van der Weyden & the Mauritshuis Lamentation, RKD, The Hague,  22/11/2019

• ‘Rembrandt paintings at the Mauritshuis: Conservation and format changes,’ Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., U.S.A.18/09/2019​

•   'Technical aspects of paintings by Hieronymus Bosch,’ Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., U.S.A., 17/09/2019

•   The Girl in the Spotlight (EN) / Het Meisje in de Schijwerper (NL):

   -  NICAS project day, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam (EN), 09/12/2019

​   -  Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., U.S.A. (EN), 19/09/2019

   -  Van 't Hoff Laboratory for Physical and Colloid Chemistry, Utrecht University (EN), 02/07/2019  ​

​   -   Keynote lecture, NICAS Match Day, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam (EN), 20/05/2019

   -   Symposium ‘Art & Technology’, KNUS, Radboud University, Nijmegen (EN) , 14/05/2019

   -   Opening lecture, TECHNART conference, Bruges, Belgium (EN), 07/05/2019

​   -   Courtauld Institute of Art, London, U.K. (EN), 25/02/2019

   -   ‘Andere kijkje op Vermeer’, Delfia Batavorum, Prinsenhof Delft (NL), 20/02/2019​

   -   Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden (EN), 28/01/2019

2018

•  The Girl in the Spotlight (EN) / Het Meisje in de Schijwerper (NL)

   - Hamilton Kerr Institute, Cambridge, UK (EN) , 14/11/2018

   - Keynote lecture, Nederlands Octrooibureau (Patent Office), Societeit de Witte, The Hague (NL), 13/11/2018

   - NN Group, The Hague (EN and NL) , 01/10/2018

   - ArtTube, Lowlands Music Festival, Biddinghuizen (NL), 17-18/08/2018

   - Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, U.S.A. (EN) , 02/08/2018

   - Summer Technical Institute in Technical Art History, Yale University, New Haven, U.S.A. (EN). Link, 01/08/2018

   - Public lectures (EN and NL) ,  09/03/2018

   - Technical Art History Colloquium (EN), 08/03/2018

   - American Womens Club / Princeton University Alumni (EN), 08/03/2018
   - Vereniging Rembrandt (NL), 01/03/2018

 

2017 en vroeger

•  with J. Ribits, ‘Gilded Goddess: The technical examination of an anonymous Italian gilt leather painting at the Mauritshuis,’ ICOM-CC 18th Triennial Conference, Copenhagen, 06/09/2017
•  ‘Beneath the Surface,’ Symposium for book presentation of Genre Paintings in the Mauritshuis, Mauritshuis, The Hague, 18/12/2016

•  Co-organizer of monthly Technical Art History Colloquium. Speaker at 6th colloquium: ‘Genre Paintings: Beneath the Surface,’ Mauritshuis, The Hague,  13/10/2016                                                      

•  ‘A translucent flesh-coloured primuersel: Intermediate layers and visible underdrawing in Jheronimus Bosch’s paintings,’ Jheronimus Bosch: His Life and His Work, Jheronimus Bosch Art Center, ’s Hertogenbosch, 16/04/2016

•  ‘Gilded Goddess: The technical examination of a gilt leather painting from the Mauritshuis,’ Symposium Improved conservation strategies for gilt leather, SRAL and Bonnefanten Museum, Maastricht, 31/03/2016

•  ‘Tempera en olieverftechnieken’ and ‘De opbouw van schilderijen op paneel en op doek,’ Lectures for BA course Kunsttechnieken en Visuele Analyse II, University of Amsterdam, 2014–2021  

•  ‘Surface effects in the Leiden and Amsterdam painters' workshops,’ Colloquium Cornelisz Engebrechtsz in Context, Lakenhal, Leiden, 24/04/2014

•  ‘De restauratie en schildertechniek van vier schilderijen van Kenau,’

  •  lecture in Dutch at the City Hall, Haarlem, 28/05/2014

  •  five public lectures in Dutch for the ‘Neighbours evening’ and ‘Museumweekend’, Frans Hals Museum, Haarlem, 04-05/04/2014     

•  ‘From the ground up,’

   -  lecture for Conservation Masters students, IAKH, University of Oslo, Norway, 20/08/2014

   -  lecture for Research group in ancient and medieval history at IAKH, University of Oslo, Norway ,  28/08/2013      

•  ‘Surface Effects in Paintings by Jan van Eyck and his predecessors,’ Study Day for The Road to Van Eyck, Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, 29/10/2012                                                                                        

• ‘Surface effects in paintings by Jan van Eyck,’ Van Eyck Studies Colloquium, Symposium XVIII for the study of underdrawing and technology in painting, Brussels, Belgium, 19/09/2012                          

• ‘From the ground up: Research into early Netherlandish paintings for the Impact of Oil project,’ Gerry Hedley Student Symposium, London, U.K.,  12/06/2012                                                                       

• ‘Introduction to the Impact of Oil’, ‘In search of Van Mander’s primuersel,’ ‘Changing draperies: recipes and practice’, and ‘Painting techniques of the sixteenth-century Leiden School’

  -  for the course ‘Materiële Kunstgeschiedenis’ at the University of Amsterdam, 16/04/2012

   -  Hamilton Kerr Institute, Cambridge, U.K., 11/01/2012
• ‘From the ground up,’ Progress report for the Onderzoekschool Kunstgeschiedenis, University of Utrecht, 24/02/2012

• ‘In search of Van Mander’s primuersel: Coloured intermediate layers in early 16th-century Netherlandish paintings,’ ICOM-CC 16th Triennial Conference, Lisbon, Portugal, 20/09/2011                        

•  ‘Purpura and proto-changeant: the earliest representations of shot silk fabrics’, presentation with Mark Clarke at ICOM-CC 16th Triennial Conference, Lisbon, Portugal,  20/09/2011                             
•  ‘Making historically appropriate materials from scratch,’ ‘Cornelis Engebrechtsz’s Christ in the House of Martha and Mary’, ‘Techniques of the 16th-century Leiden school painters,’ ‘Changing draperies: recipes and practice,’ and practical demonstrations as part of the course “The Impact of Oil: Historical painting techniques in early Netherlandish paintings,” Amsterdam Maastricht Summer University, 23/08/2011–01/09/2011.

•  ‘De restauratie in schildertechniek van De Inneming van Damiate van C.C. van Wieringen’, two public lectures in Dutch about a completed treatment, Frans Hals Museum, Haarlem, The Netherlands, 17/12/2010, 14/01/2011

•  ‘Changing draperies: recipes and practice’, presented with Mark Clarke at the conference Vision & Material: Interaction between art and science in Jan van Eyck’s time, Vlaams Academisch Centrum, Brussels, Belgium, 26/11/2010

•  ‘Art Conservation’, and ‘The restoration and technique of The Capture of Damiate’: two lectures and a museum tour for the American Women’s Club, The Hague, The Netherlands, 14/10/2010, 13/01/2011

•  ‘Restauratie halverwege: De Inneming van Damiate van C.C. van Wieringen’, four public lectures in Dutch about a treatment in progress, Frans Hals Museum, Haarlem, The Netherlands. Link, 26-27/01/2010     

•  ‘Painting Techniques of the Sixteenth-century Leiden School: The Modelling of Fabrics and Draperies’, presented at the Picture Meeting, Instituut Collectie Nederland, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 15/01/2009, and at the Impact of Oil Symposium, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands , 26/02/2009

•    ‘Jan Cornelisz. Vermeyen’s Cardinal Erard de la Marck and The Holy Family: A Diptych Reunited?’,
  -  at the opening of the exhibition Erard de la Marck en de Heilige Familie: Twee panelen of een tweeluik? at the Bonnefanten Museum, Maastricht, The Netherlands, 27/01/2008                                        
  -  Diptychs Symposium in connection with the exhibition Vlaamse Primitieven: De mooiste tweeluiken, Museum voor Schone Kunsten, Antwerp, Belgium,  26/04/2007                                                          

•    A series of hour-long lectures on the subject of Art Restoration, presented to Canadian schoolchildren aged 13-18. Demonstrated the egg tempera painting technique to groups of students aged 16-18, 10/2007    

•   ‘The Effect of Selected Materials Used for Surface Cleaning Unvarnished Paintings’, presented at the Gerry Hedley Student Symposium, London, UK , 06/2006

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