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Reconstructions for children, commissioned by Rijksmuseum Twenthe, Enschede, 2003

In 2003 Charlotte made five educational reconstructions of different art works for the exhibition called The art of maintenance in Rijksmuseum Twenthe. The reconstructions give primary school students the possibility to become a paintings conservator. By using scientific basic techniques that a conservators use, such as X-rays, UV-light and infrared reflectograms, they gain knowledge about the objects and discover hidden features within or underneath the paint surface. The dog for example seems asleep in the underdrawing and an x-ray image reveals a bone lying on the floor and iron nails in the stretcher. The reconstructions are still in use by the museum to stir young childrens' minds for art.