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Kathrin Kirsch

Restauratieatelier Amsterdam
Conservator of paintings and modern artworks
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Kathrin completed her degree at the University of Applied Sciences in Cologne in 2000, specializing in the restoration of paintings and sculpture. During her 5-year program, she completed a six-month internship at SKRA in 1997 (Stichting Kollektief Restauratieatelier Amsterdam) in Amsterdam. Prior to her studies, Kathrin obtained a couple years of practical experience in both museum and private restoration workshops in Cologne and Bremen, including the Wallraf-Richartz Museum and Ludwig Museum. Before that she studied art history for two semesters at the University of Würzburg. Even before she finished her studies, Kathrin joined SKRA, where she continued, evenyually becoming a director. In August 2006 she founded the Restauratieatelier Amsterdam together with colleague Verena Müller. Kathrin has run the studio on her own since summer 2010. In 2004, Kathrin published together with Andreas Siejek Die Unterziechning on the Malgrund - Graphische Mittel und Übertragungsverfahren im 15.-17. Jahrhundert. In addition, she regularly attends various conferences and seminars at leading institutions to keep her expertise up-to-date. Restoration studio Amsterdam works according to the E.C.C.O. Professional Guidelines (European Confederation of Conservator-Restorers' Organizations) and is a member of the Dutch Association of Restorers and ICOM (International Council of Museums).