Canal House on the Herengracht, Amsterdam
phase 1: Inventarisation and treatment proposal
phase 2: dismanteling paintings, consolidation of flaking paint, removing dirt and loose debris from the back of the paintings, storing paintings in custom made box
phase 3: paintings are taken out of the box, more consolidation, surface cleaning, placed back in the wall niches
phase 4: varnishing of the paintings (the room was completely finished by that time and risk of dust was minimal)
phase 5: writing of report
Private owner of the House
Securing the paintings during the renovation of the room, stabilizing the paintings
Roos Keppler – main contractor, conservation strategy, conservation treatment
Annefloor Schlotter, Ruth Jongsma, Astrid van den Berg – conservation treatment
Bruno Raida – conservation assistance
This project was done with a team I brought together. Together with Annefloor Schlotter, Astrid van den Berg, Ruth Jongsma en Bruno Raida we worked to safely secure and stabilize the six wallpaintings of the Tuinkamer/ Garden Room.
The whole house, including the gardenroom, underwent a major renovation. During this work, the six wall hangings were to be secured. Therefore they were taken out of the wall niches and placed in a custom made wooden box. A minimal conservation treatment was carried out; loose paint was consolidated and the backs were cleaned. After the room was completely finished the paintings were taken out of the protective box and further treated; losses were filled and retouched and a new varnish layer was applied.