Paul Huvenne

Function: 
Administrator-General
Institution: 
Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp
Post: 
Plaatsnijdersstraat 2 2000 Antwerp
Telephone: 
0032 3 242 04 21
Fax: 
0032 3 248 08 10

Education: 

Master's Degree earned:

  • Art History and Archaeology, UGent, 1971

Doctoral Degree earned:

  • Doctor of Art History and Archaeology, UGent, 1984

Field of Research: 

  • Art in the Low Countries: 16th through and including the 17th Century (Especially Pieter Pourbus and Pieter Paul Rubens)
  • Applied museology
  • Plastic art as image-thinking

Publications: 

  • Paul Huvenne, Exh. Cat. Pieter Pourbus, meester-schilder 1524-1584, (Bruges, Gemeentekrediet) 1984.
  • Paul Huvenne, Het Rubenshuis, Openbaar Kunstbezit in Vlaanderen, 1988, pp. 123-167.
  • Paul Huvenne, Over Rubens' Cantoor:, Panneels en de Kopenhaagse Cantoor-tekeningen in Arnout Balis, Paul Huvenne et al, Exh. Cat. Rubens Cantoor, een verzameling tekeningen ontstaan in Rubens' atelier (Ghent), 1993, pp. 16-37.
  • Paul Huvenne, Contributions in Bert Meijer (ed.) La pittura nei Paesi Bassi , Milaan, 1997. Dutch translation: De Schilderkunst der Lage Landen deel 1: De Middeleeuwen en de zestiende eeuw, Amsterdam, 2006.
  • Paul Huvenne and Nico van Hout, Copyright Rubens: Rubens en de grafiek, Ghent, 2004.
  • Paul Depondt, Paul Huvenne et al., Met nieuwsgierige blik: collectievorming & aankoopbeleid in Vlaanderen, Brussels, 2010.

Projects: Exhibitions: 

  • International Rubens colloquium, 1977, Antwerp (Assistant, curator and editor)
  • Pieter Pourbus, meester-schilder 1524-1584, 1984,
  • Memling in Sint- Jan's Hospital Museum, Bruges (Curator)
  • Rubens Cantoor: een verzameling tekeningen ontstaan in Rubens' atelier, 1993, Rubenshuis, Antwerp (Curator)
  • Antoon Van Dyck, 1599 -1644, 1999, Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp, Royal Academy of Arts London (General management)
  • Prayers and portraits: unfolding the Netherlandish diptych, 2006-2007, National Gallery of Art Washington, Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp (Concept +management exhibition)
  • Jan Fabre au Louvre : l'ange de la métamorphose, 2008, Musée du Louvre, Parijs (Collaboration)
  • Closing time/Jan Vanriet, 2010, Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp (Collaboration)
  • Corpus Rubenianum L. Burchard,1968 to the present, Antwerp (Scientific assistant and management)
  • Scientific investigation of Rubens, Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp
  • Different exhibition projects at Bozar, Brussels

Readings: 

  • Active participation in various conferences home and abroad organised by federal institutions, universities, museums and other cultural organizations as, for instance, ICOM, CODART, HNA and BIZOT
  • Lecturing Visual Art at the University of Antwerp, Department of political and social sciences, Master of filmstudies and visual culture, since 2006
  • Lecturing General Survey of the History of Art and of Archaeology at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Faculty of Arts and Philosophy, Bachelor of Art Science and Archaeology, since 2008

Relevant memberships/workgroups: 

  • International Council of Museums (ICOM)
  • Centrum voor de Vlaamse Kunst van de 16e en 17e eeuw
  • Programme committee of Openbaar Kunstbezit Vlaanderen
  • International Council for Curators of Dutch and Flemish Art (CODART)
  • Historians of Netherlandish Art (HNA)
  • Prospecta - centrum voor kunstcommunicatie
  • Stichting Nicolaas Rockox
  • Cultuurraad Antwerpen
  • Bizot Group
  • Supervisory Board of the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam
  • Board of directors Rijksmuseum Amsterdam
  • Board of Friends of the Museum
  • Koninklijke Vlaamse Academie van België voor wetenschappen en kunsten, Klasse der Kunsten