Live updates of Operation Night Watch

Rewatch the English subtitled live updates of 2019 of Operation Night Watch and follow the largest most advanced research and restoration project ever for Rembrandts masterpiece.

29 October

In this last live Q&A session Susan Smelt (Paintings Conservator), Wim Hoeben (Head of Conservation) and Katrien Keune (Department Head Science) answer questions of viewers and visitors about what is going on right now and tell us what we can learn from cracks in the paint.

22 October

Susan Smelt (Paintings Conservator) and Katrien Keune (Department Head Science) tell us what is being researched with the stereo-microscope and answer questions by visitors and viewers in this live Q&A.

15 October

In this third Q&A Robert van Langh (Head of Conservation & Science) and Katrien Keune (Department Head Science) tell us what has been done this week and how for example the painting has been treated in the past.

8 October

In this second live Q&A Susan Smelt (Paintings Conservator) and Katrien Keune (Department Head Science) tell us what has been done recently and answer questions for example about the dog on the painting and why it does not show on a specific scan.

2 October

In this first live Q&A Susan Smelt (Paintings Conservator) and Katrien Keune (Department Head Science) answer questions of viewers and visitors about the results of the first couple of months of Operation Night Watch.

13 Augustus

In this second live stream you can join our researchers in the glass chamber and learn more on the scanning of the Night Watch. You can read more on the scanning in the text bar on the bottom of the video.

23 July

The first live stream directly from the Night Watch Galery in the Rijksmuseum. Join our researchers in the glass chamber and see Operation Night Watch from up close!