The aim of the Summer Course is to bring to Flanders, annually, a select group of 18 national and international, highly qualified young researchers. They are presented with an intensive 11-day program of lectures, discussions, and visits related to a specific course theme within Flemish art. This theme varies annually, with a focus each year on a different art-historical period.
The Summer Course provides the participants with a clear insight into the Flemish art collections from the period at hand, as well as into the available and most suited research methods, the state of the research and the research needs. We expect active participation from the participants, with a discussion following each lecture.
After two successful Summer Courses (The age of van Eyck in context and The age of Rubens in context), we now focus on Late Medieval and Early Renaissance Sculpture in the Low Countries. This Summer Course takes place from June 18 through June 28, 2017. It is coordinated by Museum M in Leuven and the Flemish Art Collection. Excursions will be made to Mechelen, Bruges, Antwerp, Amsterdam, Utrecht, Maastricht, Aachen, Liège, Zoutleeuw and Brussels. The language of the summer course is English.
Thanks to the generous support of the Flemish Government the participation fee of the Summer Course is fixed at €900 per person. The fee includes the full 11-day programme, 10 overnight hotel stays in a single-occupancy room, all transportation within the programme, all entry tickets, 2 receptions, 5 lunches and 5 dinners. Not included in the participation fee is the transportation to and from Belgium.
To facilitate students with limited financial means the organisation of the Summer Course for the Study of the Arts in Flanders together with the Flemish Government has made available 2 grants of €450 each. The recipients of the grant will pay a reduced participation fee of €450 instead of the regular fee.
Thanks to the generous support of the Samuel H. Kress Foundation's History of Art Grants Program 2 US students and citizens are offered a grant that will fully cover the programme fee and round trip flights between Belgium and the US.
Participants have a master's degree or are PhD-student, or junior curator and they are specialised in Late Medieval and Early Renaissance Sculpture in the Low Countries. The master's degree was earned maximum 10 years ago.
All applicants should mail a resume, a letter of motivation and a letter of recommendation from a faculty member or a museum professional to Matthias.Depoorter@vlaamsekunstcollectie.be. ATTENTION PLEASE: THE DEADLINE IS EXTENDED THROUGH DECEMBER 7, 2016.
In addition to a resume, a letter of motivation and a letter of recommendation from a faculty member required for general applications, candidates for the Flemish Government grant are asked to send the application form.
In addition to a resume, a letter of motivation and a letter of recommendation from a faculty member required for general applications, candidates for the Kress grant are asked to send a one page statement explaining their financial need.
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The Summer Course for the study of the arts in Flanders is a joint initiative of M - Museum Leuven, the Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp, the Groeninge Museum Bruges, the Museum of Fine Arts Ghent, the University of Ghent, KU Leuven, the Flemish Research Centre for the Arts in the Burgundian Netherlands, the Rubenianum and the Flemish Art Collection.
Structural content partner for this edition is the Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage (KIK/IRPA).
With the support of the Rubenianum Fund administered by the King Baudouin Foundation.