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Hans Memling, Bernardo Bembo, Royal Museum of Fine Arts, Antwerp.
The Royal Museum of Fine Arts in Antwerp (KMSKA) is closed for renovations until 2019. For this reason, the museum's rich collection is placed on loan for various museums within and outside of Belgium. An important set of 21 paintings will soon be exhibited in the Mauritshuis in The Hague. Jordaens Already since July, the painting The Old Folks Sing, the Young Folks Chirp (1638) by Jacob Jordaens...
NEMO’s 25th Annual Conference
NEMO's 25th Annual Conference: ‘Open Heart Surgery - The Value of Museum Collections' (9-12 November 2017/ Ghent, Belgium) Collections are at the heart of museums. As their core and basis, the Network of European Museum Organisations (NEMO) wants to take an open look at how museums operate with their collections nowadays. How do museums make their heart beat, how is it connected to other organs...
Friedländer 3.0 database
Last Thursday at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, on the occasion of the 150th birthday of Max J. Friedländer, the Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage (KIK-IRPA, Brussels) presented the Friedländer 3.0 database, developed by the Centre for the Study of the Flemish Primitives. This project is the first to offer online all fourteen volumes of Friedländer's English edition of Early Netherlandish...
Roger van Schoute
Roger Van Schoute passed away on 10 May 2017. Van Schoute was born in 1930. He held a doctorate in Art History and was Emeritus Professor at the Catholic University in Leuven. Van Schoute was a widely respected art historian and researcher. In the 1960's, he established the Laboratoire d'études des oeuvres d'art (Musée de Louvain-la-Neuve) and was the driving force behind the symposium l'Étude du...
Charlotte Wytema wins the Duparc Prize (Photo: website Mauritshuis)
Musea Brugge wishes to congratulate Charlotte Wytema from the Netherlands. On 30 March, the fourth Duparc Prize was awarded to Wytema for her thesis ‘tis nogtans maar een schaduw bij het licht': the Wijts Triptych Reconsidered. The Duparc Prize is given once every two years for the best art historical Master's thesis. The prize was established by the Mauritshuis as a gift for Frits Duparc's...
Hans Memling, Christ with singing and music-making Angels, KMSKA.
The restoration of Hans Memling's Christ with singing and music-making Angels from the collection of the Royal Museum of Fine Arts in Antwerp (KMSKA) was recently completed. Because of the non-restored condition of the yellowed varnish and the darkened retouches, the panels are never estimated at true value. After sixteen years of patient conserving, restoring and researching, the three...
Albrecht Bouts, Man of Sorrows, KMSKA.
Beginning on 9 March, the exhibition Blut und Tränen: Albrecht Bouts und das Antlitz der Passion (Blood and Tears: Albrecht Bouts and the Image of the Passion) is to be viewed in the Suermondt-Ludwig Museum in Aachen. The exhibition was on display last Spring in the Musée national d'histoire et d'art Luxembourg. This was in collaboration with the Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage (KIK-IRPA)...
Gerard David, Christ Nailed to the Cross, KMSKA.
Gerard David painted some of the most compelling and technically exquisite works in the Netherlands around 1500. This exhibition reunites three parts of a remarkable altarpiece for the first time in almost a century: two dramatic wings (Royal Museum of Fine Arts, Antwerp), which have been studied and conserved at the Getty Museum, and David's striking central panel, Christ Nailed to the Cross (...
Hans Memling, KMSKA.
To celebrate the completion of the conservation treatment of Christ with Singing and Music-making Angels by Hans Memling, the Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp and the University of Antwerp organize a two day symposium. One of the highlights of the collection of the Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp is Christ with Singing and Music-making Angels attributed to Hans Memling and assistants....
La pensée du regard
La pensée du regard. Études d'histoire de l'art du Moyen Âge offertes à Christian Heck (Brepols) is a book in honour of Professor Christian Heck. It contains 35 studies on medieval topics from eminent art historians including Till-Holger Borchert and Cyriel Stroo, among others. This homage to Heck celebrates an art historian of international stature. He is the former Curator and Director of...