In 2016, it will be 500 years since Jheronimus Bosch (ca. 1450-1516) died. For this reason, ‘s-Hertogenbosch, the birthplace of the painter, is organising a large overview exhibition. In the anticipation of the exhibition, the painting the Last Judgement (Groeninge Museum, Bruges) will be restored by Dr. Griet Steyaert and Saint Jerome (Museum of Fine Arts, Ghent) will be restored by the Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage (KIK) in Brussels.
It was decided to proceed with a structured intervention in order to stabilise the condition of the wooden panels. An aesthetic treatment is necessary to restore the colour contrasts, illuminate the colour and to return the original vivacity to the palette.
(News item February 6 2015)