Cecil Krarup Andersen

Institute: Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture, Design and Conservation (KADK)

Country: Denmark

Link: www.kadk.dk

Cecil Krarup Andersen is associate professor and head of the paintings conservation program at the Royal Danish Academy, Architecture, Design and Conservation. She graduated from the School of Conservation in 2005 and received her PhD in the structure and mechanics of lined paintings in 2013 from KADK in collaboration with Centre for Art Technological Studies (CATS) and the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC (MCI).

Cecil has extensive experience as a painting conservator from both private practices and museums – including the Danish National Gallery (Statens Museum for Kunst) and the National Museum of Denmark. This experience provides her with a solid basis for both teaching and research into paintings and their remedial and preventive conservation.

Cecil’s research focusses on painting’s technique, mechanical properties in paints and painting material including mechanical degradation related to climate control in collection and the effect of structural conservation of canvas paintings including wax-resin and glue-paste lining. She has published extensively on these topics and has been involved with several national and international research and innovation projects including CMOP and CollectionCare which involved computer simulation of degradation scenarios for canvas paintings. Cecil was a co-coordinator for the ICOM-CC paintings and training and education groups and reviews for several international journals.

In May 2021 Cecil Krarup Andersen recorded a lecture on the mechanical behavior of wax-resin lined paintings especially for the masterclass. The lecture is available through this subpage on our website: Lecture 9: May 2021 – Cecil Krarup Andersen.

Theme: Overlay by Kaira
Wax-resin project