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Prof. Dr. Maarten R. van Bommel

University of Amsterdam, conservation and restoration of cultural heritage
Professor of Conservation Science
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Maarten van Bommel is professor of conservation science at the university of Amsterdam, were he held a position both at the faculty of Humanities and the faculty of Science. He is chair of the section conservation and restoration of cultural heritage were future conservators / restorers are trained within 9 different object related tracks. In addition, the track technical art history is part of this group. He studied chemistry at the poly-technical school in Amsterdam from 1987 to 1991. Next he went to the University of Amsterdam where he received his degree in analytical chemistry in 1995. From 1995 to 1999 he did a Ph.D. study at the University of Leiden, which resulted in a Ph. D in 2002. He started an internship in 1991 at the central research laboratory for research to objects of art and science (CL), which merged in 1997 to the Netherlands Institute for Cultural Heritage (ICN) and later on to the cultural heritage agency of the Netherlands (RCE). He had different positions at these institutes, finally as senior scientist till 2014 when he moved to the University of Amsterdam. His main research is focused on the identification and degradation studies of natural and synthetic dyes and organic pigments with as final aim to understand the original appearance of objects of art. In addition, he is leading a project devoted to the textiles found 2014 in a maritime context near the island of Texel, the Netherlands. This research focuses on both the conservation as well as the characterization of the objects found to put them in a historical context. Furthermore, he was and still is involved in many research projects dedicated to archaeological textiles. He acted as work package leader in several European funded project, currently in IPERION. He (co)authored over 70 papers.
Friday, June 1











Break in the Exhibit Hall Texas Ballrooms E-H (Exhibit Hall) Poster Q + A with Authors Texas Ballroom (Foyer outside Ballrooms - Poster Session)West Dean College 01. (Research and Technical Studies) An American Icon in Plastic: The Technical Analysis, Study, & Treatment of a Early Edition 1959 Barbie Texas Ballroom (Foyer outside Ballrooms - Poster Session)Odile Madden • Morgan L Burgess • Marci Jefcoat Burton • David Hunt • Ellen Pearlstein 05. (Objects) Preserving the Texas Chainsaw Massacre: Leatherface Texas Ballroom (Foyer outside Ballrooms - Poster Session)Morgan L Burgess • Olivia Primanis 14. (Research and Technical Studies) Gamma Radiation of Cultural Heritage in Disaster Response Texas Ballroom (Foyer outside Ballrooms - Poster Session)Molly McGath • Jenn Foltz Cruickshank • Andrea KI Hall • Dr. Patricia McGuiggan 15. (Textiles) Frass-tacular!: Textile Conservation Techniques Adapted to the Stabilization of Moth-Damaged Aircraft Fabric Texas Ballroom (Foyer outside Ballrooms - Poster Session)Meghann Kozak • Lauren Horelick 16. (Textiles) Using SEM to Examine Metal Threads from the King's Bed (1672) at Knole House Texas Ballroom (Foyer outside Ballrooms - Poster Session)Erin Murphy 19. (Objects) Cosmetics as artifacts: the analysis and conservation of a 1930s theatrical makeup kit Texas Ballroom (Foyer outside Ballrooms - Poster Session)Mary Wilcop • Nathan Eddingsaas • Jonathan Thornton 31. (Research and Technical Studies) Degradation makers of cellulose acetate during aging Texas Ballroom (Foyer outside Ballrooms - Poster Session)Liu Liu • Lukasz Bratasz 37. (Paintings) Archiving for the Museums Using the Ultra-High Resolution Scanning System Texas Ballroom (Foyer outside Ballrooms - Poster Session)Yasuhide Shimbata • Jay Arre Toque • Ari Ide-Ektessabi • Ryota Magara • Koji Okumura • Maasaki Taniguchi • Masahiro Toiya 38. (Book and Paper) You’re Printing What? Where? The material stability and safety of 3D printing thermoplastic polymers for fused filament fabrication. Texas Ballroom (Foyer outside Ballrooms - Poster Session)Fletcher B. Durant • Neelam Bharti






Saturday, June 2