The Second MoCMa Seminar

On 14 and 15 May 2018, the second MoCMa (Mobility Creates Masters) seminar was held by CATS in cooperation with the University of Amsterdam and the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. More than thirty participants gathered for lectures and discussions with the collective theme of Science and Art History: Provenance of the materials in grounds and its visual impact on perception. The aim of this second lecture was to bring the different partner institutions closer together and together create and share knowledge, experience and results, focusing on the coloured ground layers in paintings across Europe from the Early Modern Period.

The seminar consisted of two days full of lectures, a seminar dinner, and visits to the Rijksmuseum’s conservation studio and library. The speakers and participants of the seminar came from all over Europe and the United States, representing MoCMa’s partner institutions and other associated institutions. The program for the first seminar can be viewed here.


The MoCMa network was made possible by the Independent Research Fund Denmark, and is in association with IPERION CH.