The Team

Since 2010, the Bosch Research and Conservation Project (BRCP) has been studying and documenting these works, using modern, standardized methods. In a collaborative effort and with many participating museums, an international, interdisciplinary group of scholars and scientists has been scrutinizing Bosch paintings and drawings minutely.

Below is a list of the organizations and individuals who make the Bosch Research and Conservation Project possible.


Core Team

NameRoleAffiliation(s)
Robert G. Erdmann viewer technology
image processing
digital infrastructure
interaction design
website design
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
University of Amsterdam
Dept. of Conservation and Restoration
and
Institute of Physics
Radboud University Nijmegen
Dept. of Art History
Luuk Hoogstederesearch conservatorStichting Restauratie Atelier Limburg, Maastricht (SRAL)
Matthijs Ilsinkproject coordinator
art historian
Radboud University Nijmegen
Dept. of Art History
Noordbrabants Museum, ’s‑Hertogenbosch
Rik Klein GotinkphotographerRik Klein Gotink Photography, Harderwijk
Jos Koldeweijart historianRadboud University Nijmegen
Dept. of Art History
Hanneke Napresearch assistant
Ron Spronktechnical art historianQueen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Dept. of Art History
Radboud University Nijmegen
Dept. of Art History
Travis Sawyersoftware engineerUniversity of Arizona, Tucson
College of Optical Sciences
Student Assistants to Prof. Erdmann
Nea SampleUniversity of Arizona
Joshua PaulUniversity of Arizona
Kristina FarrellUniversity of Arizona

Scholarly Committee

NamePosition
Dr. Maryan AinsworthCurator of European paintings, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Dr. Bart FransenCoordinator, Centre for the Study of the Flemish Primitives
Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage (KIK-IRPA), Brussels
Prof. Dr. Anne van GrevensteinProf. Em., Practice of Conservation and Restoration, University of Amsterdam
Prof. Dr. Jos KoldeweijChair, Dept. of Art History, Radboud University Nijmegen
Prof. Dr. Jochen SanderDeputy Director and Chief Curator of Collections
of German, Dutch, and Flemish Paintings before 1800, Städel Museum
Professor, Dept. of Art History, Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt am Main
Dr. Pilar SilvaChief Curator, Early Spanish and Early Netherlandish Painting, Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid
Prof. Dr. Ron SpronkDept. of Art History, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Dept. of Art History, Radboud University Nijmegen.
Prof. Dr. Volker ManuthProfessor, Dept. of Art History, Radboud University Nijmegen
Advisor to the BRCP
Dr. Charles de Mooij

Director, the Noordbrabants Museum, ’s-Hertogenbosch.

Participating Museums

By May 2013, the BRCP had worked in and with the following museums:

CityMuseum
BerlinGemäldegalerie
BrugesGroeningemuseum
BostonMuseum of Fine Arts
BrusselsRoyal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium
GhentMuseum of Fine Arts
El EscorialPatrimonio Nacional (Real Monasterio de El Escorial)
FrankfurtStädel Museum
LisbonMuseu Nacional de Arte Antiga
MadridFundación Lázaro Galdiano
MadridMuseo Nacional del Prado
New HavenYale University Art Gallery
New YorkThe Metropolitan Museum of Art
ParisMusée du Louvre
PhiladelphiaPhiladelphia Museum of Art
RotterdamMuseum Boijmans Van Beuningen
Saint-Germain-en-LayeMusée Municipal
ValenciaMuseo de Bellas Artes
VenicePalazzo Grimani and Gallerie dell’Accademia
ViennaKunsthistorisches Museum
WashingtonNational Gallery of Art

Acknowledgments

The Bosch Research and Conservation Project wishes to express its gratitude to all participating museums for the generous access, hospitality, and support. In Venice the BRCP was welcomed by Soprintendente Giovanna Damiani, Matteo Ceriana (Director of the Gallerie dell’Accademia), Giulio Manieri Elia (Director of Palazzo Grimani), and Maria Chiara Maida (Conservator of the Gallerie dell’Accademia).

We thank The Getty Foundation for including the restoration project “Bosch in Venice” in the Panel Paintings Initiative.

Robert Erdmann gives special thanks for the generous hospitality and support during a fellowship-in-residence at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study.

The Bosch Research and Conservation Project is carried out at the request of the Jheronimus Bosch 500 foundation.