In my work, I have specialized in the conservation, restoration and research of painted surfaces in historic interiors.

Based in the Netherlands, I work on different projects, alone or with a team of conservation professionals, depending on the scale of the project and the required specialisms.

CONTACT

E-mail roos@rooskeppler.com
Phone +31 (0)6 24547766

Address  
Waldecklaan 25, 1213 XV 
Hilversum, the Netherlands

My passion for conservation started in 1997 when I studied History of Art at the University of Utrecht. After I received my Master degree in Art History in 2000, I started my conservation training at the Stichting Restauratie Atelier Limburg (SRAL) in Maastricht in 2001. In 2007 I graduated at the SRAL with my final project focusing on painted 18th century stucco work (Fagel Cupola at Paleis Noordeinde in The Hague).

In 2008 I moved to New York, where I worked on the research and conservation of the wooden Damascus Room in the Metropolitan Museum of Art and on the wall paintings in the Stanton Street synagogue on the Lower East Side. 

On my return to the Netherlands in 2010, I again started my own business, in which I collaborate with other conservators on historic interiors in different projects all over the country.

Sometimes I am hired for a project as the main contractor, at other times I am hired for a project as a member of the team. 

Today, my portfolio holds projects ranging from Kasteel Keukenhof in Lisse, the Trippenhuis in Amsterdam, Kasteel Oud Poelgeest in Oegstgeest and Burgerweeshuis in Zierikzee.

SERVICES

Painted surface examinations & treatment proposals

Condition and damage survey & assessments

Development of conservation strategy

Conservation of painted surfaces

Climate advice

Project management 

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PUBLICATIONS

“The Colours of the Women’s Galleries”
published in The Portugese Synagogue Amsterdam, 2013
full publication and article

“The walls can speak: understanding the narrative of the historic interior as an architectural artifact”
paper for DEMHIST and ICOM-CC, 2012
full paper

“Het ene stucwerk is het andere niet… onderzoek en restauratie van het beschilderde stucgewelf in de Koepel van Fagel”  (Dutch)
published in Stuc; Kunst & Techniek, 2010
full publication and article