Dahesh Museum of Art presents: Degas Up Close

April 29, 2022 - 2PM

Please join us on Friday, April 29, at 2PM EST for Degas Up Close, the April Virtual Salon co-sponsored by the Association of Historians of Nineteenth-Century Art (AHNCA) and the Dahesh Museum of Art. This online event is free and open to the public, but registration is required: https://tinyurl.com/degassalon

In this Salon, Line Clausen Pedersen (National Galleries of Scotland), Devi Ormond (J. Paul Getty Museum), and Catherine Schmidt Patterson (Getty Conservation Institute) will discuss their collaborative research on Edgar Degas’s Dancers Practicing in the Foyer (1880s, Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek), followed by a Q&A.

Line Clausen Pedersen is an art historian currently working in Edinburgh as the Director of collection and research at the National Galleries of Scotland. Previously working as a curator and head of department at the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen, Line has been responsible for numerous international exhibitions and publications, including exhibitions on Bonnard, Gauguin, Degas, Th. Rousseau and Odilon Redon. Her research is driven by technical studies and has a focus on artistic practices across techniques, chronology and motifs. Recent and current research includes studies of Degas’ practice in wax and a manuscript on curatorial approaches and explorative work with the permanent collections based on case-studies.

Devi Ormond is an associate conservator of paintings at the J. Paul Getty Museum. She received her Master’s degree in Paintings Conservation in 1999 from the University of Northumbria at Newcastle. She then spent two years at the Hamilton Kerr Institute Cambridge, UK and completed several internships both in Museums and private studios in Europe and the US. She worked at the Victoria & Albert Museum and the Kröller-Müller Museum developing a specialism in the conservation and technical examination of 19th Century paintings. At the Van Gogh Museum for seven years, Devi conserved and researched paintings by both Van Gogh as well as his Dutch and French contemporaries

Catherine Schmidt Patterson is a Scientist at the Getty Conservation Institute (GCI), where she is a member of the Technical Studies research group. Her primary areas of research are the use of non- or minimally-invasive techniques such as Raman microspectroscopy, x-ray fluorescence spectroscopy, and technical imaging to study works of art, the development of new analytical methodologies, and technology transfer for the benefit of cultural heritage science. Prior to joining the GCI as a member of staff in 2009, she held the GCI’s prestigious Postdoctoral Fellowship in Conservation Science (2007–2009). She received her Ph.D. in Chemistry at Northwestern University, where her research focused on the fundamental physical chemistry governing the interaction of indoor air pollutants with catalytic surfaces.

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