Last week an extensive two week scanning project of the painting Girl with a Pearl Earring - the Dutch Mona Lisa, some say - started at the Mauritshuis. The latest scanning techniques are used, and the audience can follow every step of the process. TU Delft researchers play a major part in this project, and this week their efforts can be followed on the TU Delft Instagram account.  

More information

The Mauritshuis on this project: www.mauritshuis.nl/en/press/persarchief/2018/intensief-onderzoek-naar-vermeers-meisje-met-de-parel-van-start/

Tom Callewaert, Willemijn van Elkhuizen, Yu Song, Tessa Essers andMathijs van Hengstum posted their #TheWeekOf on Instagram TU Delft: https://www.tudelft.nl/3me/actueel/social-media/the-girl-in-the-spotlight/  

Check out the progress on this blog: https://www.mauritshuis.nl/nl-nl/verdiep/restauratie-en-onderzoek/girl-with-a-blog/

The New York Times was one of many news outlets to cover this news: mobile.nytimes.com/2018/02/26/arts/design/girl-with-a-pearl-earring-mauritshuis.html