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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...
Call for papers
In preparation for the Symposium XXII for the Study of Underdrawing and Technology in Painting to be held in Bruges, 9-11 September 2020, the organizers have launched a call for papers.  The organizers of the symposium are UCL (Louvain-la-Neuve) and Musea Brugge and its Flemish research center for the arts of the Burgundian Netherlands, in collaboration with the Royal Institute for Cultural...
Nieuw Flemish Primitive for Musea Brugge
The green light has been given in Bruges for the purchase of a rare panel painting by a follower of Jan van Eyck. This acquisition signifies, just as with the purchase of the 'St Veronica' of the Bruges' Master of the Ursula Legend earlier this year, again an important enhancement of the core collection of the Flemish Primitives for the museums of Bruges. Up until now, the panel was in a private...
Oral History and the Afterlives of Devotional Objects
From 1623 to 2013, the Benedictine Sisters of Saint Godelieve Abbey prayed and worked among an array of fine objects integral to daily life and devotion. These included late medieval reliquaries and sculptures; sixteenth-century devotional paintings, printed books, and processional banners; Baroque croziers, choirstalls, and silverwork; and eighteenth- and nineteenth-century tin, ceramic, and...
Dieric Bouts, De marteling van de heilige Erasmus, 1464
Until the end of July 2019, ‘The Martyrdom of Saint Erasmus’ by the Leuven painter Dieric Bouts, one of the leading Flemish Primitives, will be restored in situ by David Lainé (IPARC).  Restoration masterpiece Dieric Bouts © David Somers This masterpiece has remained in its original location, the Saint Peter’s Church in Leuven, for almost 600 years. Even more remarkable is the fact that this...
Technart Conference
The University of Antwerp (AXES group) and Musea Brugge (Municipal Museums of Bruges) organise the 2019 edition of Technart from 7 until 10 May 2019. The sixth edition of this biannual conference will take place in the historic city centre of Bruges (Belgium). The main aim of this congress is to provide a scientific forum to present and promote the use of analytical techniques in the field of...
Ecce Homo, Jan Borman (c) M - Museum Leuven
In September 2019 10 years of interdisciplinary research are brought together in the first ever monographical exhibition and new publication on the Borman family of Brussels sculptors, active from the second half of the fifteenth century until well into the second third of the sixteenth century.   The Bormans might have been ‘the best sculptors’ according to one document from 1513 but they...