…sharing the knowledge in 2021:

Zoom presentations have been a great opportunity to share the research at

Lab O on the historic canvases and textile fragments located in the museums:

Conserving Canvas Zoom Presentations series:

8th July 2021

email announcement by The Getty Foundation::

“Dear Colleague,

Thank you for RSVPing to our Conserving Canvas Zoom Presentation series. Our next presentation will be held this Thursday, July 8th at 9:00am PT (Los Angeles time). This is a very special presentation (outside of the Conserving Canvas grants) and very relevant to the paintings conservation field. Please be sure to join!

Presented by Helena Loermans, the talk is titled “Canvas: The Textile Layer in Paintings.” Helena is the founder of Lab O and a Dutch weaver working in Portugal. She will talk about her research and reconstruction of a-typical canvas patterns.

Please note that the presentation will be recorded (not including the Q&A) and that we use the same Zoom link for each presentation.

You may use the link below to join:

See you soon,

Getty Foundation

Getty Foundation  |  getty.edu


A 3 min video poster presentation at the CTR conference “Old Textiles-More Possibilities: Weaving sources together” in Copenhagen

15th June 2021


Zoom presentation in “PONTO textile art in perspective”

“Preserving, defending and /or renewing the role of traditional textile centers? Évora-Arraiolos

12-13 June 2021