I cannot believe how busy my first month has been
in the Europe. In addition to starting my internship, I had the opportunity to
attend the ICOM-CC Triennial Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark where I helped
present a poster on a cleaning experiment I did with my fellow paintings
conservation classmates, Diana Hartman, Mina Porell, Kelsey Wingel, and Keara
Teeter, along with our advisor, Richard Wolbers. The talks I attended at the
conference were examples of incredible research, and I left the conference
inspired to do more with my own projects.
Copenhagen is filled with wonderful museums I visited, including the
Statens Museum for Kunst, Ny Carlsberg Glyptotekt, Rosenborg Castle, and the
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art where I soaked up as much art in the Danish
collections as possible. In
addition to visiting Copenhagen, I have had the opportunity to visit a few of
the museums in The Hague and Amsterdam, including the Geementemuseum, the
Rijksmuseum, and the Stedelijk Museum. There is a wealth of art and culture
around me this year, and I have only just scratched the surface!
Even though I’m only a fraction
of the way through my third year, I can already tell this will be an incredible
experience. The Netherlands has so much to offer, and I’m excited to see where
my research and treatment take me.
— Ellen Nigro, WUDPAC Class of 2018