• januaryjanuary
  • februaryfebruary
  • marchmarch
  • aprilapril
  • maymay
  • junejune
  • julyjuly
  • augustaugust
  • septemberseptember
  • octoberoctober
  • novembernovember
  • decemberdecember

Meet the researchers

From 2005 researchers from the Van Gogh Museum, the Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands and Shell Nederland had intensively studied Vincent van Gogh’s techniques and use of materials. On Saturday 7 September they offered a glimpse into this substantial project in brief, 10-minute presentations. Subjects included restorers’ research methods, Van Gogh’s palette, inks and sketch books, the composition and provenance of the cobalt blue used by the artist, and exchanges between Van Gogh, Gauguin and Bernard. More than 100 visitors took advantage of this opportunity to meet the researchers. The presentation was followed online via a livestream by several hundred people.