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Remembering Rembrandt

Remembering Rembrandt

Art-lovers worldwide will celebrate the 400th anniversary of Rembrandt's birthday this Saturday.

Here in New Zealand, Auckland Art Gallery has planned a day of activities to mark the occasion.

- Hear NZ's own Rembrandt expert Dr Erin Griffey speak. She is also available for media interviews. Dr Griffey teaches a Masters degree course on the Dutch master at Auckland University.

- See the gallery's own Rembrandts on display in Masters of the Bitten Line: Etching in the Age of Rembrandt.

- Take a behind the scenes tour of the gallery's other Rembrandts with exhibition curator Jane Davidson.

- See the traditional printmaking process in action during a demonstration at the gallery.

http://www.aucklandartgallery.govt.nz/press/masters.asp


A special programme of events to mark the 400th anniversary of the birth of Rembrandt van Rijn.

Saturday 15 July

Happy Birthday Rembrandt

11am & 12 noon
Jane Davidson - The Gallery's other Rembrandts

A rare opportunity to go behind the scenes on a tour of the Gallery's print room with assistant curator Jane Davidson.

Strictly limited numbers per tour Bookings essential ph 307 4540
Bookings must be confirmed, in person, no less than 20 minutes prior to
commencement of the tour.

1pm
Alexis Neal - The printing of an etching

Printmaker Alexis Neal demonstrates the traditional methods of how to make
and print an etching.
Main Gallery - free


2pm
Erin Griffey - Facing the Life of Rembrandt:-
his self-portraits

Dr Erin Griffey, lecturer in Art History at the University of Auckland, gives an illustrated talk that looks at the intriguing life of Rembrandt through his self-portraits
Main Gallery auditorium - free


3pm
Camilla Baskcomb - how to look after your Rembrandts at home

The Gallery's works on paper conservator, Camilla Baskcomb, demonstrates the consequences of neglected works of art and how to apply simple
conservation standards at home.
Main Gallery - free

Ends

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