Lisette Vos

Junior Paintings Conservator
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Lisette Vos is a junior paintings conservator. She graduated from the University of Amsterdam with a Master degree and Professional Doctorate in Conservation and Restoration of Paintings in 2010. During her studies she was an intern at Stichting Restauratie Atelier Limburg (SRAL) and the Rijksmuseum. After her graduation Lisette worked as a freelance conservator in a private conservation studio focusing on projects for Museum Catharijneconvent Utrecht and the Cobra Museum Amsterdam. As a junior paintings conservator for the Rijksmuseum, Lisette participated in special projects for the reopening of the Rijksmuseum in 2013. This included the full restoration of the paintings belonging to the 18th century period room the Beuning Kamer and the stretching of two large scale wax/resin lined paintings, one being the largest free hanging painting in the Rijksmuseum: The Battle of Waterloo (J.W. Pieneman). These specialized stretchings resulted in the joint publication presented at the 2013 Annual Meeting of the American Institute for Conservation (AIC) titled Practical Applications of a Constant Tension Elastic Stretching System (L. Sozzani, A. Iaccarino Idelson, C. Serino, L. Vos). In the future Lisette hopes to collaborate with (international) colleagues on projects focusing on the improvement of conservation – restoration practice.