Symposium: The digital reconstruction of the crucifixion of the Lindau master (ca. 1425)
- Liselore Tissen
- Micha Leeflang
- Caroline van der Elst
- Willemijn Elkhuizen
- Thursday 8 July 2021
The Crucifixion (ca.1425) of the Master of the Lamentation of Christ in Lindau (which is currently part or the collection of Museum Catharijneconvent) was in a bad condition in the museum depot for decades. Its paint was obscured with dirt and yellowed varnish. Furthermore, it contained many discolorations, darkened retouches and overpaints. The work has been made presentable by conservator Caroline van der Elst for the Body Language exhibition (autumn 2020). It was cleaned to some extent, yet, the restoration is not complete and will continue in 2021.
Utrecht University together with the LDE Centre for Global Heritage and Development will organize a seminar in which we offer a unique insight into 3D technology (both scanning and reconstruction) of Factum Arte, the role of the museum and the artwork and the moral and ethical issues involved in scanning and restoring the panel. Furthermore, based on the scans and both the digital and the 3D printed reconstruction, the team consisting of art historian Sanne Frequin (UU), curator Micha Leeflang (Museum Catharijneconvent), restorer Caroline van der Elst, Liselore Tissen (TU Delft, Leiden University) and Willemijn Elkhuizen (TU Delft) will decide how the panel will be restored. The scanning will be decisive in the way both its material and immaterial qualities will be restored and conserved.
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