OPEN PROGRAMME Picture Frames 15th-21st Century (UvA)

During five on-line sessions we review the history of picture frames from the 15th to the 21st century. These sessions will be given by Hubert Baija, starting in April 2021.

In april 2021 geeft Hubert Baija, die 30 jaar lang als lijstenrestaurator bij het Rijksmuseum heeft gewerkt, een online seminar over schilderijlijsten van de 15e tot 21ste eeuw. Registratie voor de seminar zal spoedig openen en kan via onderstaande link. Mis deze kans niet!

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Course content

This seminar presents half a millennium of picture framing by discussing the history of frame-styles in connection to architecture, painting, and the decorative arts. In five afternoon-sessions, we review the history of picture frames: from the international gothic style to the Italian and Northern Renaissance, via the Dutch Golden Age and the French Louis Frame Styles into 19th and 20th-century framing. The participants will receive tools for distinguishing styles and periods of frame manufacture. The webinar serves both first-time learners and mid-career professionals.


From 1990 until 2020, Hubert Baija has worked in the department of paintings of the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam as the senior conservator-restorer of frames and gilding. He has taught and coached numerous conservation students and mid-career professionals worldwide since 1997 while continuing to advise institutions, collectors, fellow conservators, and art historians on matters of conservation, authentication, and historically accurate re-framing. Currently, Hubert is a Ph.D. researcher at the University of Amsterdam on original Northern Netherlandish picture framing.