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Memorial plaque Veronique Vandekerchove
On Friday 29 June, the city of Leuven, KU Leuven, M-Museum Leuven and Illuminare-Study Centre for Medieval Art (KU Leuven) remember Veronique Vandekerchove, head conservator of M-Museum Leuven from 1998 to 2012. Veronique Vandekerchove was the head conservator and driving force of the Leuven museum. She passed away after a traffic accident on 25 January 2012. Veronique successfully put Leuven on...
Rogier van der Weyden, The seven sacraments, KMSKA
When the Museum M in Leuven re-opened its doors on 20 September 2009, following a thorough renovation, the new launch was enhanced by the opening of the exhibition of Rogier van der Weyden 1400/1464-Master of Passions. This was followed by the colloquium Rogier van der Weyden in Context at the University of Leuven. The organisation of the colloquium was done by KU Leuven, the research centre...
Pieter Le Doulx
As an amateur historian, the Bruges artist Pieter Le Doulx (1730-1807) produced two grand, bountiful collections with some one thousand biographies of fellow townsmen. He was most likely aware of the fact that he lived at the intersection between two time periods: the old guard of the ancien régime and the modern society of the new French Republic. Indeed, Le Doulx committed Bruges' past to paper...
Gerard David, Herri met de Bles, Rest on the Flight into Egypt , KMSKA
Beginning 17 May, twenty works of art from the Mauritshuis in The Hague (NL) and the Royal Museum for Fine Arts Antwerp will enhance the 15th and 16th-century collection of the Groeninge Museum. The Hague and Antwerp museums are closed for renovations. The collections are being brought into other museums, amongst which is the Groeninge Museum. These long-term loans will run until the middle of...
KIK
The Centre for the Study of the Flemish Primitives, a division of the Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage in Brussels, is the publisher of three scientific series devoted to art research. The series Corpus provides one with a thorough analysis of the important public collections. Furthermore, Repertory is dedicated to the works of the Flemish Primitives from more obscure or less accessible...
Pieter Bruegel de Oude, ca. 1558, Museum Mayer van den Bergh © Musea stad Antwer
Newly discovered landscape drawing by Pieter Bruegel the Elder on display for the first time ever in the Museum Mayer van den Bergh From 16 June through 14 October 2012, the Museum Mayer van den Bergh will host the Pieter Bruegel Unseen! The Hidden Antwerp Collections exhibition. For the first time ever, the museum will be displaying some 30 prints by Pieter Bruegel the Elder to the general...
Barbara Baert, Caput Johannis in disco
Volume 8 of the series Visualising the Middle Ages is dedicated to the iconographical research of the head of Saint John the Baptist. In Caput Joahnnis in disco professor Barbara Baert (KU Leuven) explores the head of Saint John as an artifact. How exactly did these objects function? How are we to understand this fascination with horror, death and decapitation? What phantasms does the artifact...
van Eyck Brothers, Ghent Altarpiece, Ghent, Saint Bavo Cathedral
The Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage (KIK/IRPA) and its Centre for the Study of the Flemish Primitives are honoured to announce the Van Eyck Studies Colloquium in Brussels on 19-21 September 2012. The colloquium is intended for art-historians, curators, conservators and scientists studying painting from the Southern Netherlands in the 15th century. This is the eighteenth in a series of...
Meester van de Legende van de Heilige Lucia, Triptiek van de Lamentatie
A private collector recently paid one million euro for a triptych by the Master of the Legend of Saint Lucy The Triptych of the Lamentation of Biscay was executed between 1480 and 1490 by the anonymous Master of the Legend of Saint Lucy. The large work (290 x 176 cm) was in the possession of a family from Lekeitio (on the Bay of Biscay) and remained for five centuries in the presence of the...
Drawings by Bosch
Jheronimus Bosch (ca. 1450-1516) primarily enjoys recognition for his fantastic and nearly diabolical works with various creatures that in general have a moralising meaning. However, Bosch was also an accomplished drawer. Up until now, the body of works with the drawings of Bosch has not yet been studied in full. The new publication Hieronymus Bosch. Die Zeichnungen has the ambition to fill this...