Sunday, 8 June 2014

Workshop on Conservation of Ethnographic Collections at University of Amsterdam (UvA)

Ellen van Bork (University of Amsterdam, UvA) ran an excellent workshop on conservation of ethnographic collections in Amsterdam last week. Teaching was done by various conservators such as Martijn de Ruiter (Tropenmuseum), Renata Peters (UCL Institute of Archaeology), Steph Scholten (UvA), Menno Fitski (Rijksmuseum), Hans Piena (Openlucht Museum) and Helene Tello (Ethnologischens Museum, Berlin). 
Some of the classes were taught at the Tropenmuseum in Amsterdam, where Martijn de Ruiter provided a wonderful tour and showed both the challenges posed by the collection and the innovative responses they have found.

If you haven’t been to the Tropenmuseum you should definitely put it on your list next time you visit Amsterdam!

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