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call for applications
Deadline 31 March 2021 The Périer-D’Ieteren Foundation grants its support to a European visiting researcher at a Belgian university, to carry out postdoctoral research in the fields of art history or conservation-restoration under the supervision of a member of the university’s teaching staff. The grant will be awarded for a period of three to six months. The Foundation also offers selected...
Research Jan van Eyck - Madonna with Canon Joris van der Paele
From 4 to 18 January 2021, the University of Antwerp (Research groups AXES & ARCHES) is conducting an in-situ examination of Madonna with Canon Joris van der Paele by Jan van Eyck. Crystal structures can be determined using Macroscopic X-ray Powder Diffraction Scanning, or MA-XRPD for short. It enables the researchers to identify the precise pigments that Van Eyck used in...
Facing van Eyck
BOZAR draws the Van Eyck year of 2020 to a close with an interactive digital exhibition that allows you to explore the mastery of the painter in the finest detail. The exhibition 'Facing van Eyck' runs until 14 February 2021. Through a video projection based on extremely high-resolution images made by the Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage (KIK-IRPA), you can navigate around the entire oeuvre...
Painting by Memling donated to Musea Brugge
The portrait of Francisco de Rojas, painted by Hans Memling in the 15th century, is returning to the city of Bruges, where it was painted. It was donated by American philanthropist Bill Middendorf and will be kept at St. John's Hospital (the Memling Museum). The donation was made with guidance from King Baudouin Foundation US, part of the King Baudouin Foundation network. Francisco de Rojas, the...
New version Closer to Van Eyck
The Getty and the Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage (KIK-IRPA, Brussels, Belgium), in collaboration with the Gieskes Strijbis Fund in Amsterdam, are launching a new version of the website ‘Closer to Van Eyck’ that includes images of recently restored sections of the Ghent Altarpiece as well as new videos and educational materials. Two-thirds of the Ghent Altarpiece has already been treated by...
Musea Brugge has acquired a late 15th century drawing
Musea Brugge has acquired an important late 15th century drawing depicting the arms of alliance of the houses of Austria and of Burgundy on an escutcheon. The drawing was previously in a private collection and unknown to the scholarly community. It is executed in brown and black ink on paper and despite the fact that the ink has faded in time, all the details and the skillful execution of the...
Virtual 360° tour 'Van Eyck. An optical revolution'
From February 1st until March 12th 2020, the MSK hosted the largest Jan van Eyck exhibition ever. During these weeks, nearly 130,000 visitors came closer to Van Eyck than was ever possible before, but unfortunately the COVID-19 crisis forced the MSK to close the exhibition earlier.  Visit Flanders and the MSK joined forces with Belgian virtual reality company Poppr, to develop an online 360...
4th edition Musea Brugge Research School
28-30 November 2020 & 20-22 February 2021Deadline for applications: 12 June 2020 The Flemish research centre for the arts in the Burgundian Netherlands is organising the fourth edition of its museum research school in 2020-2021. The innovative formula of the Musea Brugge Research School provides participants with the opportunity to delve into selected works of art from the collections and...
Van Eyck conferentie
As the largest ever exhibition of the work of Jan van Eyck (February 1st – April 30th, 2020) draws to a close, scholarship gets the final word. Ghent University, the Museum of Fine Arts Ghent and Musea Brugge organise a closing conference on 27 and 28 April 2020. The programme kicks off with an exclusive after-hours event at the Museum of Fine Arts on Monday evening. After an introduction by the...
Van Eyck
Annually, the Summer Course brings a select group of 18 highly qualified young researchers to Flanders. They are offered an intensive 11-day programme of lectures, discussions, and visits related to a specific art historical period of Flemish art. The Summer Course provides the participants with a clear insight into the Flemish art collections from the period at hand, as well as into the current...