Antwerp, Belgium

ROOHTS Summer School: Burgundian Black

when 29 June 2020 - 7 July 2020
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 3 EC
fee EUR 650

How did pre-modern colorists manufacture, master, and perceive the color black? You will learn and experience about historical techniques through the color black by reading, interpreting and reconstructing historical recipes.

Scholars with theoretical and practical expertise in historical art technology will guide you through an 8-day programme on black colored materials. Participants will receive an introduction to reading, interpreting and evaluation of historical sources. Procedures, tools and materials are discussed while a selection of historical recipes for the manufacture of black dyes and paints will be reproduced.

Target group

Master and PhD students in conservation – restoration, (technical) art history, curators, artists and professionals.

Credits info

3 EC
3 ECTS credits can be awarded upon successful completion of the program:
1. Participants will prepare for this summer school with a literature study (an orientation in the field of) and a selective bibliography (given by University of Antwerp).
2. Participants have to be present during the full duration of the summer school.
3. Participants will give an oral presentation

Fee info

EUR 650: Students
EUR 850: Professionals