Research

Anne Haack Christensen, MSc in Paintings Conservation

The Conservation Department
E-mail: anne.christensen_@_smk.dk

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.

Selected publications

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.

Networks

  • ICOM-CC, International Council of Museums, Committee for Conservation
  • IIC, International Institute for Conservation
  • NKF, Nordisk Konserverings Forbund
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