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marjan de visser

paintings restorer
marjan de visser

Painting restorer Marjan de Visser restores paintings. For this she obtained many certificates at masterclasses. Marjan specializes in new cleaning methods. Also abbreviated with The MCP.  Her motto is lifelong learning.

painting restorer training

In 1992 Marjan de Visser started her practical training. She was given the opportunity to do this in the studio of the Museum Boijmans van Beuningen in Rotterdam. Two years later she founded her own painting restoration studio in The Hague. Since then, Marjan de Vissers has been restoring paintings in her own studio.

Marjan previously obtained her Bachelors in painting. She followed this training at the Art Academy in Arnhem. Subsequently, she obtained an additional certificate in chemistry. In addition, Marjan has obtained many certificates. Most are in the field of conservation and restoration. But also for preventive conservation of art objects. In 2011 she obtained her master’s degree in Museology.

Her motto is:
“Life long learning is what I feel comfortable with and what I find important” .

The MCP cleaning method

paintings restoration certificates

The certificates were obtained at training institutes in the Netherlands and abroad. Like at the  RCE  (State Cultural Heritage) Amsterdam. And also at  the SRAL Foundation  in Maastricht. Abroad at  IAP  in London. But also at  INP  Paris. Finally, this is also possible with the association Restauratoren Nederland . Marjan specializes in cleaning unvarnished and varnished oil paintings. But certainly also unvarnished acrylic paintings. Marjan cleans according to the New Cleaning Methods, developed by Richard Wolbers She is currently investigating the possibilities of cleaning acrylic paint with micro emulsions. Also introduced by Wolbers in painting restoration. That is why in August of 2014 she attended the CAPS ‘Cleaning of Acrylic Painted Surfaces’ workshop. This was taught in Ottawa at the  Canadian Conservation Institute.

 

 

experience in paint conservation

Marjan de Visser likes to restore paintings from her favorite art periods. These are:  ‘de Ploeg’  Painters from Groningen 1st half 20th century. In addition, the international artists movement CoBra 2nd half 20th century. Certainly also modern painting from the 20th century and contemporary painting. But also paintings from the 17th century. It applies to paintings on linen and panel. Since 1994 also paintings from Indonesia. She has a small clientele there. These are the so-called ‘Beautiful Indies’ paintings. It concerns artists such as GP Adolfs, Annemarie Blaupot Ten Cate. But also CL Dake, Leo Eland and Auke Sonnega.

 

painting restoration experience abroad

The certificates were obtained at training institutes in the Netherlands and abroad. Like at the  RCE  (State Cultural Heritage) Amsterdam. And also at  the SRAL Foundation  in Maastricht. Abroad at  IAP  in London. But also at  INP  Paris. Finally, this is also possible with the association Restauratoren Nederland . Marjan specializes in cleaning unvarnished and varnished oil paintings. But certainly also unvarnished acrylic paintings. Marjan cleans according to the New Cleaning Methods, developed by Richard Wolbers She is currently investigating the possibilities of cleaning acrylic paint with micro emulsions. Also introduced by Wolbers in painting restoration. That is why in August of 2014 she attended the CAPS ‘Cleaning of Acrylic Painted Surfaces’ workshop. This was taught in Ottawa at the  Canadian Conservation Institute.

This aroused Marjan’s interest in the influence of the tropical climate on oil paintings. Because the temperature (T) is many times higher in the tropics. And the humidity (RH) is also high all year round. Marjan restored in Jakarta no less than twice. These were paintings by Indonesian artists such as Affandi, Sudjojono, Lee Man Fong and Hendra Gunawan . 

Marjan de Visser also restores paintings on  Curaçao.  She worked there four times from 2005. The first time was at the invitation of  Stichting Landhuis Bloemhof , for which Marjan treated the modern art collection. Other commissions included two 19th century portraits of Landhuis Rooi Catootje and the Jewish Cultural Historical Museum.

Painting restorer and museologist

In addition to being a painting restorer, Marjan de Visser obtained her Master’s degree in Museology in 2011. She did this at the  Reinwardt Academy  in Amsterdam. This enables Marjan to provide museums with additional services. Marjan thinks along about collection management. She also writes appendices about handling works of art. It also carries out risk analyzes in depots.  Marjan was asked several times for the Management and Preservation course for the Zuid  -Holland Heritage House . She did this together with Judith Tegelaers.

Marjan de Visser’s Curriculum Vitae and Master’s thesis are available on request.

mediation

If a client  wants to sell a painting  , Marjan mediates for a suitable adviser. Marjan de Visser is a member of the  Restauratoren Nederland trade association , she was included in the Restorers Register. Since 2019 there is a new  Restorers Register  for which she still has to register. She has signed the code of ethics. Marjan de Visser is also a member of the  International Museum Association  ICOM (International Council of Museums) and of  ICOM-CC  (committee for conservation).

★ I like to share my knowledge of paintings and the love of restoration in general with colleagues and clients ★

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