Research

Keeper of conservation

  • Born 9 July 1951
  • Porcelain painter, Den Kgl. Porcelainsfabrik (Royal Copenhagen), 1972-1975
  • Department of Sociology, University of Copenhagen, 1976-1977
  • Department of Art History, University of Copenhagen, 1977-1980
  • School of Conservation, The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, 1979-1982
  • Private conservation business (Denmark, the Faeroe Islands, the Netherlands), 1982-1988
  • School of Conservation, The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts,1984-1987
  • Conservator of paintings, The Royal Danish Collections, Rosenborg Castle, 1987-1988
  • Lecturer on the conservation of paintings, School of Conservation, The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, 1989-1990.
  • Assistant lecturer, Department of Art History, University of Copenhagen, 1989-1990.
  • Conservator of paintings, Koninklijk Kabinet van Schilderijen Mauritshuis, Rijksmuseum Kröller Müller & Rijksmuseum Twenthe, The Netherlands, 1990-1991.
  • Head of Conservation, Koninklijk Kabinet van Schilderijen Mauritshuis, The Netherlands, 1991-2005.
  • Keeper of Conservation, National Gallery of Denmark, 2005-
  • PhD from the University of Amsterdam, 2009.

Professional organisations/relations (a selection):

  • 2010-2011 Member of the scientific committee of ART 2001, 10th International Conference on non-destructive investigations and microanalysis for the diagnostics and conservation of cultural and environmental heritage, Florence, April 13-15, 2011
  • 2009- Member of the board of The American Friends of Statens Museum for Kunst (AFSMK), Washington D.C.
  • 2009- Member of the PhD and Research Advisory, School of Conservation, Copenhagen
  • 2009- Member of the Rump board of directors, SMK
  • 2009- Member of the Jan Van Eyck advisory board, Gent
  • 2008-2013 Chair of ICOM Committee for Conservation Fund
  • 2008-2010 Member of the scientific committee of the conference TREE RINGS, ART, ARCHAEOLOGY (Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage, Brussels, 2010)
  • 2008- Co-chair of the Panel Paintings Advisory Group, Getty Conservation Institute, Los Angeles.
  • 2007- Member of the National Gallery Governance Review Committee, London.
  • 2007- Member of ICOM Disaster Relief Task Force
  • 2007- Member of the Steering Committee of the ‘Magasinmanualen’ - The Danish Museum Storage Manual; ODM/KUAS.
  • 2006-2008 Member of the Danish Ministry of Culture delegation to the EU-project ‘Lending to Europe’; Helsinki 2006; Munich 2007.
  • 2005-2008 Co-opted Board Member of ICOM Committee for Conservation.
  • 2004-2007 Member of the ICOM Disaster Relief for Museums Task Force.
  • 2004-2007 External council member of the Centre de Recherche et de Restauration des Musées de France (C2RMF), Paris. France.
  • 2003-2005 Rembrandt Advisory Committee Member, Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen.
  • 2002-2005 Member of the Advisory Committee, Inspectie Cultuurbezit of the Dutch Ministry of Culture.
  • 2002-2005 Chair of the ICOM Committee for Conservation.
  • 2002 Advisory Committee Member to the restoration of Geertken tot sint Jans triptych, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam.
  • 2002 Adisory Committee Member to the research and restoration of Johannes Vermeer’s A young woman at the virginal (c.1670), London/Alkmaar.
  • 2001 Member of the ICCROM Jury for Media Save Art Award, ICCROM, Rome.
  • 2000 Member of the IIC Prize Committee for the IIC Keck Award 2000.
  • 1999-2002 Board Member of ICOM Committee of Conservation.
  • 1998-2004 Board Member of ICOM-Netherlands (1998-2001 + 2001-2004).
  • 1997 External advisor to the conservation treatment of the Oranjezaal, the Royal Palace Huis Den Bosch, The Hague.
  • 1996-99 Co-ordinator of the ICOM-CC Working Group B2: Paintings II: Scientific Study of Paintings (Methods & Techniques).
  • 1995 Elected Fellow of the International Institute of Conservation (IIC).
  • 1994-95 Advisory Committee member of the Symposium on Historical Painting Techniques, Leiden 1995.
  • 1990-96 Co-ordinator (with D.C. Goist, N.C.) of the ICOM-CC Working Group 19: Easel paintings on Rigid Support.
  • 1989-90 Chair of IIC Denmark, Nordisk Konservatorforbund.
  • 1986-90 Board Member of the Danish Section of IIC Nordic Group, Nordisk Konservatorforbund.

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