Mireille te Marvelde

Institute: Frans Hals Museum

Country: The Netherlands

Link: www.franshalsmuseum.nl

Mireille te Marvelde is paintings conservator at the Frans Hals Museum. She studied Art History at the University of Amsterdam. From 1990 till 1995 she was trained as a conservator of paintings and painted objects at the Limburg Conservation Institute (SRAL) Maastricht.

For 3 years she worked in the conservation studio of the Mauritshuis and was a member of the Dutch Research Programme ‘MolArt’ (Moleculair Aspects of Ageing in Painted Works of Art), where she concentrated on the history of conservation, especially the history of wax-resin lining and its influence on paintings. She continued this research at the large scale 17th century paintings ensemble of the ‘Oranjezaal’ in the Royal Palace Huis ten Bosch (The Hague), were she was also involved in the practical conservation work.

From 1997 until 2002 she was active as assistant coordinator and in the period 2005-2008 as coordinator of the ICOM-CC working group Theory and History of Conservation. She has lectured and published on related subjects. Since 1999 she has a position as paintings conservator at the Frans Hals Museum, Haarlem. She worked on different projects for the Museum, such as the research and conservation project of the regents portraits by Frans Hals.

Literature shared by Mireille te Marvelde:

Mireille te Marvelde, ‘How Dutch is ‘The Dutch Method’? A History of Wax-resin Lining in its International Context’. In Past Practice – Future Prospects, A. Oddy and S. Smith (eds.), The British Museum Occasional Paper, 2001, no. 145, 143-149.

The pdf is available for download: “How Dutch is ‘The Dutch Method’?”

In February 2021 Te Marvelde recorded a lecture on the history of wax-resin linings especially for the masterclass. The lecture is available through this subpage on our website: Lecture 1 – Mireille te Marvelde.

Theme: Overlay by Kaira
Wax-resin project