Ellen Nigro, a second-year fellow in the Winterthur-University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation, has received a special Fulbright-American Friends of the Mauritshuis Grant to the Netherlands. According to the American Friends of the Mauritshuis, the award is offered to “outstanding American students in paintings conservation.” During her time in the Hague, Nigro will work at the Royal Picture Gallery Mauritshuis and the University of Amsterdam. “I applied to this fellowship because it presents a unique opportunity for me to work and research in my selected field of paintings conversation, particularly as someone who is interested in Dutch and Flemish art,” Nigro said. During her year abroad, she will usher one painting through treatment from beginning to end, analyze the work’s materials and conduct in-depth research on the artist. Nigro said she looks forward to the hands-on skills she’ll build as a budding connoisseur. “The best way to learn is by spending time with excellent examples of painting, closely looking and studying. Since I’m interested in Northern European painting, the Mauritshuis is the perfect place for me to do this.”
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