Sabrina Meloni

Institute: Royal Picture Gallery Mauritshuis

Country: The Netherlands

Link: Mauritshuis

Sabrina Meloni is a paintings conservator working in the Royal Picture Gallery Mauritshuis. She has a master’s degree in Art History from Leiden University, where she specialized in Italian Renaissance Art, with a master thesis about the origin of oil painting in 15th-century Florence. This was followed by a 5-years post-graduate program in Conservation of Paintings and Painted objects at SRAL (Limburg Conservation Institute) in Maastricht (Netherlands). After internships in the Van Gogh Museum, the Rijksmuseum and the Mauritshuis, she started working as a Painting Conservator at the Mauritshuis in 2002. The focus of her work is conservation and technical research of 17th-century Dutch master paintings. Another focus point in her work is Conservation History, the theory and practice of the profession in the Netherlands since the late 18th century.  She has a special interest in the Dutch 17th-century artist Jan Steen, of whom she has already treated several works and on which she has conducted a large technical study. Sabrina has published articles on Frans Hals, Jan Steen and other Dutch genre painters.

In March 2021 Meloni recorded a lecture on Wax-resin lining in the Mauritshuis especially for the masterclass. The lecture is available through this subpage on our website: Lecture 5: March 2021 – Sabrina Meloni

Theme: Overlay by Kaira
Wax-resin project