Operation Night Watch

Josh Burleson
Aug 12, 2020 · 5 min read

A look into how the Rijksmuseum is conducting its largest research and conservation project ever

Image via Wikimedia Commons

In 2018, Rijksmuseum General Director, Taco Dibbits, announced that the museum would partner with global paint and color experts AkzoNobel, to begin restoring, in full public view, one of the most famous paintings in the world, The Night Watch by Rembrandt van Rijn. While open-conservation isn’t a new process, the Rijksmuseum…