rss

News & Events

The Nativity, Brussels, 1470-1530, oil on panel, OCMW Brussels.
Who knows that the Public Centre for Social Welfare (OCMW) also has an art collection in its possession? And, who knows these collections? Beginning December 6 through June 7 2015, the OCMW of Brussels is loaning a painting to the Sint-Janshospitaal in Bruges (Musea Brugge), which is itself developed out of a historical OCMW collection. The art collections of the OCMW are generally much older...
Master of Rimini, The Good Thief, alabaster, c. 1430, Private Collection.
The Flemish Research Centre for the Arts in the Burgundian Netherlands organizes, as it did in the past, a series of lectures. During autumn 2014 4 guest speakers will talk about sculpture. The Flemish Research Centre for the Arts in the Burgundian Netherlands is an initiative of the Groeninge Museum in Bruges. The centre was established in 2010 with the following mission: to stimulate research...
Lecture ‘Sculpture design in Rogier van der Weyden's workshop'
The Flemish Research Centre for the Arts in the Burgundian Netherlands organizes, as it did in the past, a series of lectures. During autumn 2014 4 guest speakers will talk about sculpture. The Flemish Research Centre for the Arts in the Burgundian Netherlands is an initiative of the Groeninge Museum in Bruges. The centre was established in 2010 with the following mission: to stimulate research...
Exhibition 'From tree trunk to altarpiece'
The Ghent altarpiece was painted by the Van Eyck brothers and was completed in 1432. The oak used for the panels that make up the polyptych comes from the area around the Baltic Sea. The first part of the exhibition focuses on its long journey: the felling and transportation of the original tree trunks, how the wood was cut into planks and the tools used to do so. In other words, it gives us an...
Kris Martin, Altar, 2014. ©Kris Martin/ Arne Deboosere/Toerisme Oostende.
The Belgian conceptual artist Kris Martin (1972) completed a metal frame that exactly mimics the form of the framework of the multi-paneled Ghent Altarpiece (1432) by the Van Eyck brothers. Altar is an empty frame that stands erected on the beach of Ostend and it invites the visitor to cast a view on the see through the ‘window'. Martin says: ‘This is an open window, a window to the sea in this...
Extended deadline for applications to the Summer Course
The deadline for applications to the Summer Course for the study of the Arts in Flanders has been extended through November 17, 2014. Through that date MA- or PhD students may apply for this intensive 10-day course and have the possibility to apply for several grants. By extending the deadline the organisation of the Summer Course would like to give more students the possibility to apply. The...
Manfred Sellink
On 16 October, Minister of Culture Sven Gatz announced that Manfred Sellink will succeed Paul Huvenne as the new General Director and Head Curator of the Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp (KMSKA). Sellink is currently General Director of Musea Brugge. The Dutchman Manfred Sellink (born 1962) was elected after an extensive recruitment procedure. Sellink holds a PhD in Art History (Vrije...
Master of the Saint Barbara Legend, Basilica of the Holy Blood, Bruges.
In the 12th Century, Count Diederick van de Elzas (1128-1168) had a double chapel erected in the Burg in Bruges. Inside, he installed the Saint Basil Chapel, above which came the Basilica of the Holy Blood. The Saint Basil Chapel is the only Romanesque church building in West Flanders that has been as good as fully preserved. Beginning in 1889, a museum was built in Neo-Bruges style after the...
Albrecht Dürer, Design for the Landauer altar, Musée Condé, Chantilly
The Flemish Research Centre for the Arts in the Burgundian Netherlands organizes, as it did in the past, a series of lectures. During autumn 2014 4 guest speakers will talk about sculpture. The Flemish Research Centre for the Arts in the Burgundian Netherlands is an initiative of the Groeninge Museum in Bruges. The centre was established in 2010 with the following mission: to stimulate research...
Exhibition 'The Ghent Altarpiece by the Van Eyck brothers in Berlin. 1820-1920'
The Ghent Altarpiece, painted by the Van Eyck brothers and completed in 1432, is one of the masterpieces of early Netherlandish painting. It is also a work with an eventful history. In 1821 the wings of the altarpiece were acquired for Berlin as part of the Solly Collection. In 1920, however, they were ceded as reparations to Belgium by the German Reich under the Treaty of Versailles. In the...