IJsbrand Hummelen

Institute: Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands

Country: The Netherlands

IJsbrand Hummelen is Senior Research Conservator at the Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands (RCE) since 1992. Trained as a conservator/restorer at the Central Laboratory for Objects of Art and Science Amsterdam, the Swiss Institute for Art Research, Zürich and the Istituto Centrale per il Restauro, Rome. He was head of the Department Color and Material Research at the post graduate Jan van Eyck Academy in Maastricht and founding director of the former Foundation Collective Conservation Studio in Amsterdam. He was one of the founding partners of the EU projects Modern Art Who Cares? and the INCCA network and contributor in the programs and the content of numerous national and international research projects on conservation of modern and contemporary art. He teaches in several national and international university programs. His research focuses on theory and strategies of conservation of contemporary art, decision-making, technical mediation and materiality in artists’ and conservation practices and the relationship between theory and practice in conservation. 

In April 2021 Hummelen recorded a lecture on the history of the critique of wax-resin linings especially for the masterclass. The lecture is available through this subpage on our website: Lecture 6: April 2021 – IJsbrand Hummelen

In May 2021 a literature list was added for references on the critique of wax-resin linings: Literature list.

Theme: Overlay by Kaira
Wax-resin project