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Sabrina Meloni

Royal Picture Gallery Mauristhuis
Paintings Conservator
The Hague, Netherlands
Sabrina is a paintings conservator working in the Royal Picture Gallery Mauritshuis. She has a master’s degree in Art History from Leiden University, where she specialized in Italian Renaissance Art, with a master thesis about the origin of oil painting in 15th-century Florence. This was followed by a 5-years post-graduate program in Conservation of Paintings and Painted objects at SRAL (Limburg Conservation Institute) in Maastricht (Netherlands). After internships in the Van Gogh Museum, the Rijksmuseum and the Mauritshuis, she started working at The Mauritshuis in 2002. The focus of her work is conservation and technical research of 17th-century Dutch master paintings. Another focus point in her work is Conservation History, the theory and practice of the profession in the Netherlands since the late 18th century. She has a special interest in the Dutch 17th-century artist Jan Steen, of whom she has already treated several works and on which she is conducting a large technical study. Sabrina has published articles on Frans Hals, Jan Steen and other Dutch genre painters.