Museum to participate in NWO programme Science4Arts

The Kröller-Müller Museum is one of the participants in a new study into contemporary photography and its conservation. The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has allocated 600,000 euro for this to the University of Leiden and the Stedelijk Museum, as part of its programme Science4Arts. The research focuses on photographic works in which different materials and techniques are combined. It looks at the chemical and physical properties of the work, as well as the meaning and content of the object itself, and the context of the work of art. For the first time in this discipline on such a large scale, a team of restorers, chemists, conservators and art historians is being assembled especially for this task. Artists will also be involved in the study of their works as much as possible.

Ger van Elk (1941), Dutch Grey,1983 - 1984
enamel and lacquer on black and white photographs (gelatin silver prints) on rigid PVC
147,7 x 147,7 cm


NWO programme Science4Arts