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The Netherlands

Technical Examination of 17th-Century Dutch Painting

ARTH 356

4 Credits - FDR HA

4 Weeks in The Netherlands

Professor Erich Uffelman

ARTH 356 involves a survey of 17th century Dutch history, art history, etc., which links the scientific analysis to the art and culture of the time. The first twelve weeks (CHEM156) involving primarily the scientific and technical background will be taught on campus at W&L during the winter term. The second four weeks (ARTH 356) involving art and culture, will be taught at the Center for European Studies (CES) Universiteit Maastricht.

In the Netherlands, students will have the opportunity to see the conservation laboratories at some of the major Dutch art museums. The language of instruction at CES Maastricht is English. The Dutch are typically fluent in several languages including English, so students will not have to learn a foreign language to participate in the program. However, students will be expected to learn key phrases in Dutch as a matter of courtesy to citizens of the host country.

Note: There are no rigorous physical activities that are required for completion of the course components. Students do need to be able to walk on cobblestones for reasonable distances.

Pre-requisite: CHEM 156 (3 credits, winter term 2014, FDR SC). Permission of the instructor required.

Program Fee (paid to W&L): $4,265. This includes tuition (Maastricht), room and some meals, field trips and transportation in host country and mandatory supplemental health insurance.

Estimated Additional Expenses: Airfare ($1200); meals ($500); personal spending money ($250)

Contact Prof. Uffelman for further information.