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Geert Van der Snickt defends his PhD dissertation on James Ensor’s pigments

On Wednesday 27 June Geert Van der Snickt will defend his PhD dissertation at the University of Antwerp. His dissertation is entitled: James Ensor's pigments studied by means of portable and synchrotron radiation-based X-ray techniques: evolution, context and degradation.

Please confirm your presence before 19 June if you would like to attend the defense. Please find enclosed the invitation to the defense and a city map.

For your information: according to regulations, the presentation will be held in Dutch. However, the projected slides will be in English and after the defense the public is welcome to formulate questions in English or Dutch.

The defense will be held in the historical buildings of the Hof Van Liere (Universiteit Antwerpen), in the Frederik de Tassiszaal (second floor, Prinsstraat 13, 2000 Antwerpen).