Anne Haack Christensen, MSc in Paintings Conservation
Conservation and Scientific Research
Area of research
Study, conservation, and restoration of older non-Danish art, particularly 17th century painting from the Netherlands.
Technical art history. The study of the techniques and materials employed by artists, undertaken in order to achieve a better understanding of painters’ traditions and choice of materials, thereby also facilitating a better understanding of the condition of paintings and the processes of decay to which they are prey.
Christensen, A.H. et al (2012). Christ Driving the Traders from the Temple: painting materials and techniques in the context of 16th-century Antwerp studio practice. In: Hermens, E. (ed). On the Trail of Bosch and Bruegel. Four Paintings United under Cross-examination. London, Archetype. pp. 23-47.
Christensen, A.H. (2011). The painting techniques of the Rosenborg Series 1618-1624 and painting materials supplied to the Royal Danish Court painters at the time of King Christian IV. In: Spring M. (ed.) Studying Old Master Paintings, Technology and Practice. National Gallery Technical Bulletin 30th Anniversary Conference Postprints. pp. 150-157.
Christensen, A.H. (2011). Account books of the Royal Danish Painting Material Stores - A source on artists’ practice and material trade during the reign of King Christian IV. In: ICOM's 16th Triennial Conference Preprints, Lissabon, Portugal, September 2011.
Christensen, A.H.; Scharff, M. & Wadum J. (2011) Interim results of a Needs Assessment Study for the Field of Panel Paintings Conservation. Proceedings from the symposium: “Facing the Challenges of Panel Paintings Conservation: Trends, Treatments and Training”. Getty.
Christensen, A.H.; Larsen, T. & Scharff, M. (2010). Anetavlerne under lup - en maleteknisk undersøgelse af Dronning Dorotheas og Christian III’s anetavler. In: Christian III og Dronning Dorotheas anetavler i Sønderborg Slotskirke. pp. 66-74.
Christensen, A.H.; Filtenborg, T.; Wadum J. et al. (2009) Revealing the Secrets of a 17th Century Masterpiece. Restoration in an Open Workshop. I reSOLUTION Special Edition, No. 4. Leica Publications. pp. 6-9.
Contributions to conferences
"ICOM-CC 16th Triennial Conference". Lisbon, Portugal, 19-23 September, 2011. Title of presentation: Account books of the Royal Danish Painting Material Stores - A source on artists’ practice and material trade during the reign of King Christian IV.
"Techniques of Art History: Technical Art History". Kadriorg Art Museum's 5th Annual Spring Conference. May 13-14, 2011. Title of presentation: 16th century underdrawings in two genealogical tables of Queen Dorothea and King Christian III.
"Rubens and the Human Body". The University of York. September 17-18, 2010. Title of presentation:Solid Flesh in Rubens, Jordaens and contemporary Netherlandish artist's working in Denmark.
”Studying Old Master Paintings - Technology and Practice”. National Gallery Technical Bulletin 30th Anniversary Conference. National Gallery London, UK. September 2009. Title of presentation: The Rosenborg Series 1618-1624: Painting techniques and painting materials supplied to the Royal Danish Court painters at the time of King Christian IV.
”Facing the Challenges of Panel Paintings Conservation: Trends, Treatments and Training”. Symposium at the Getty Centre, Los Angeles, US. Maj 2009. Title of presentation: The Preliminary Results of a Needs Assessment Study for the Feld of Panel Paintings Conservation.