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ARTECHNE – Technique in the Arts, 1500-1950


Vacancy: scientific coordinator Lorentz Center

Lorentz Center has an opening for a scientific coordinator, in particular recent Ph.D. graduates are welcome to send an application. The scientific coordinator is part of Henriette Jensenius’ team that advises the applicants of workshops, within the full spectrum of academic fields, helps workshop organisers develop the format of their workshop, and supports all our scientific advisory…

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Claudy Jongstra in VPRO Mondo: about the Back to Black / Burgundian Black project

Artist Claudy Jongstra took part in the Dutch arts and culture tv-programme VPRO Mondo, in which Nadia Moussaid receives artists, writers, and other culture makers from home and abroad. In the show of October 18th, 2020, Jongstra talked about our Back to Black and Burgundian Black Projects. You can watch the full interview (in Dutch)…

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Recently Published: ‘Materials, Furnaces, and Texts: How to Write About Making Glass Colours in the Seventeenth Century’, by Thijs Hagendijk , Márcia Vilarigues & Sven Dupré

ARTECHNE’s project members Thijs Hagendijk, Sven Dupré and Márcia Vilarigues recently published their article ‘Materials, Furnaces, and Texts: How to Write About Making Glass Colours in the Seventeenth Century‘ in Ambix. The article discusses how Johann Kunckel’s Ars Vitraria Experimentalis (1679) arguably is the most important text on seventeenth-century glassmaking. As an augmented German translation…

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VACANCY: Postdoc in (Technical) Art History (0.8 -1.0 FTE)

The research programme Dynamics of the Durable: A History of Durability in the Visual and Decorative Arts (DURARE) at University Utrecht is currently looking for a Postdoc to join their team. DURARE is funded by the European Research Council, by way of a Starting Grant awarded to principal investigator Dr Marjolijn Bol. You will be…

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Fondazione Giorgi Cini: Study Day Discourse on Method. Prints and Illustrations in the Renaissance

Sixteenth-century Venice was a major European centre of woodcut and chalcographic production, as regards reproductions and original prints. An army of local and foreign artists, draughtsmen, engravers and printers worked in the many printing presses in the city, creating Titian, The Triumph of Christ, detail an unrivalled production in Italy in terms of both quantity…

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