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ARTECHNE – Technique in the Arts, 1500-1950


22 March 2016
16:00 - 17:30
UCU Auditorium

Sven Dupré will give CHIP lecture at University College Utrecht

This spring’s CHIP lecture, titled ‘Laboratories for Art, Recipes for Knowledge’, will be given by Sven Dupré, recently appointed as Professor of History of Art, Science and Technology at the department of Art History of Utrecht University and the University of Amsterdam and a member of UU’s Descartes Centre for the History and Philosophy of the Sciences and the Humanities.

Sven Dupré is actively involved in research in technical art history at the Ateliergebouw (Netherlands Institute for Conservation, Art and Science – NICAS) in Amsterdam, where the Rijksmuseum, the Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands and the University of Amsterdam combine their knowledge in the field of restoration and preservation of art objects. He is the Scientific Director of the project ‘Technique in the Arts: Concepts, Practices, Expertise, 1500-1950’, supported by the European Research Council. In his CHIP lecture he will speak about this project and his future plans.

This project has received funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (grant agreement No 648718).