The retable was one of the most important commissions Memling ever received.
Given its size, assistants would almost certainly have helped execute it.
has finally been completed after sixteen long years.
The only way a brown crust of dirt could be removed was with a scalpel and microscope.
The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences has selected sixteen new members.
Academy members are prominent researchers active in all the disciplines.
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Their impressions radiate through an emotional prism of hope and hate, love and death, despair and joy, in a diverse yet strikingly unified collection.
Akhmanova’s research on the internal organisation of the cell has won her international acclaim.
Huib Bakker (born in 1965), Professor of Spectroscopy, University of Amsterdam/ FOM Institute AMOLF, is a renowned expert regarding the molecular properties of water and ice.
Front row: Wim van de Putten (NIOO-KNAW, WUR), Mirjam Ernestus (RUN), Michiel van den Broeke (UU), Mieke Zaanen (Director General KNAW), Huib Bakker (Uv A, FOM-AMOLF), Renate Loll (RUN), Jan Willem Gunning (Board KNAW), Monique Breteler (foreign member, Germany), Anna Akhmanova (UU), The Academy has approximately five hundred members, divided between its Humanities and Social Sciences Division and its Science Division. The new members will be installed on Monday 28 September 2015 at the Trippenhuis Building, the Academy’s headquarters.
Anna Akhmanova (born in 1967), Professor of Cell Biology, Utrecht University, has carried out highly creative research on the cell biology of the cytoskeleton.