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City app Xplore BRUGES
Xplore BRUGES is a city app developed for smartphones and tablets and guides the visitor along various heritage routes within the city centre of Bruges. The app is available in Dutch, French, German English and Spanish. Two routes are based upon the fine arts' painter Hans Memling (ca. 1435-1494). In one of the routes, the visitor to the city walks along the pathway of 15th-century Bruges. Places...
Artistic Innovations and Cultural Zones
The series 'Spectrum Slovakia' features scientific studies, expert monographs, popular scientific publications and a review of scientific conferences on a wide range of topics. The mission and objective of this edition of 'Spectrum Slovakia' is the promotion and popularization of the most current results of scientific research by Slovak scientists and long-time specialized experts in the...
It is with great sadness we share with you the news that prof. dr. em. Bert Cardon (1946-2015), professor of Art History at KU Leuven and former director of the university research and documentation centre Illuminare-Centre for the Study of Medieval Art, is deceased on Wednesday March 25, 2015. The funeral ceremony takes place on Wednesday April 1 at 10:30 a.m. in the Beguinage Church in Leuven...
Rogier van der Weyden, The seven sacraments, Royal Museum of Fine Arts, Antwerp.
From March 24 through June 28 the Museo del Prado in Madrid devotes an exhibition to Rogier van der Weyden (1399/1400-1464). The exhibition is curated by Lorne Campbell, and is organised in conjunction with the restoration of The Crucifixion in El Escorial (near Madrid). The restoration is currently undertaken at the Prado. This will provide a unique opportunity to see The Crucifixion and The...
Considering Women in the Early Modern Low Countries
The international conference Considering Women in the Early Modern Low Countries (24-25 April 2015) brings together twenty-six eminent scholars of history, art history, and literature. It will be the first conference to focus on women and gender in both the Protestant Dutch Republic and the Catholic Southern Netherlands. The venue for the conference is the Rubenianum (...
Jheronimus Bosch, Saint Jerome, Museum of Fine Arts, Ghent.
In 2016, it will be 500 years since Jheronimus Bosch (ca. 1450-1516) died. For this reason, ‘s-Hertogenbosch, the birthplace of the painter, is organising a large overview exhibition. In the anticipation of the exhibition, the painting the Last Judgement (Groeninge Museum, Bruges) will be restored by Dr. Griet Steyaert and  Saint Jerome (Museum of Fine Arts, Ghent)  will be...
Pieter Bruegel I, The witch of Mallegem, Groeninge Museum, Bruges.
In December 2014, the municipal council of Bruges approved the acquisition of the graphic collection of Bruges print dealer Guy van Hoorebeke. This collection consists of more than 1500 prints of exceptionally high quality, ranging from the early 16th century to the present. It contains rare early Netherlandish works by Lucas van Leyden, Pieter Bruegel the Elder and Lambert Suavius, and works by...
Van Eyck Research in Open Access
The VERONA project (Van Eyck Research in OpeN Access), led by the Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage (KIK/IRPA), aims to stimulate research on Jan van Eyck. It aims to document and study all the signed and dated and generally accepted paintings by Van Eyck in European collections, consisting of seventeen paintings in ten different locations. These paintings will be documented with the same...
The Bowet Hours: a Bruges Masterpiece
Through March 22 the Groeninge Museum (Musea Brugge) exhibits the precious The Bowet Book of Hours alongside other manuscripts. The Bowet Book of Hours was made circa 1410-1420 in a Bruges studio. It is a rare example of Bruges Pre-Eyckian manuscript illumination. The manuscript, which was destined for the English art market, has been extensively studied. The result of this research is now...
Till-Holger Borchert and Hubert De Witte new Co-Directors
Hubert De Witte (*1955 in Sinaai), the former Adjunct-Director alongside Manfred Sellink, is the new Business Director of Musea Brugge. He is an archeologist by training and began his career in Bruges in 1977 with the establishment of an archaeological position. One of the highlights (in 1979) was the discovery of the tomb and skeleton of Maria van Bourgondië. Until recently he was responsible...