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This year marks the 100th anniversary of the death of Dutch artist Petrus van der Velden in Auckland. This remarkable artist is most remembered for his Dutch genre scenes and his portrayal of monumental New Zealand landscapes. He will be honoured with a dedicated hang in the ‘Artist in Focus’ gallery of Ngā Toi | Arts Te Papa on Level 5 from 20 October.
Te Papa conservators will be carrying out conservation treatment on a number of Van der Velden’s paintings over the next few months, to prepare the works for the exhibition.
This evening is an opportunity for Friends of Te Papa to visit the conservation laboratory and find out about the conservation process. Conservators will explain what they’re doing and show images of the treatments from when the paintings first entered the laboratory. You will be able to see the paintings up close in the conservation lab, and ask questions of the conservators.
Feature Image: Detail from Mountain stream, Otira Gorge by Petrus van der Velden, circa 1893. Purchased 1946. Te Papa
Cost $10.00. Members only. Numbers limited.