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Conferences

The Flemish Research Centre organises and supports scholarly congresses and study days.

Conference 2022

The Flemish Research Centre for the Arts in the Burgundian Netherlands: A decade of stimulating and initiating research. A three-day symposium, Bruges, spring 2022.

The international and interdisciplinary symposium Underdrawing and Technology in Painting (formerly Le dessin sous-jacent dans la peinture) is organized biennially by Illuminare – Centre for the Study of Medieval Art (KU Leuven), the Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage (KIK-IRPA, Brussels), the Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL) and Musea Brugge (Flemish Research Centre for the Arts in the Burgundian Netherlands). The peer-reviewed proceedings are published by Peeters Publishers.

The XXII Symposium for the Study of Underdrawing and Technology in Painting, Bruges, 2022 in collaboration with the Université catholique de Louvain (UCL, Louvain-la-Neuve), the Laboratoire d’étude des oeuvres d’art par les méthodes scientifiques (Musée de Louvain-la-Neuve) and the Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage (KIK-IRPA, Brussels), and its Centre for the Study of the Flemish Primitives.

Conference 2019

TechnArt, 7 – 10 May 2019, Bruges in collaboration with Universiteit Antwerpen (AXES group).

The Bruegel Phenomenon. The XXI Symposium for the Study of Underdrawing and Technology in Painting, Brussels, 2019 in collaboration with the Université catholique de Louvain (UCL, Louvain-la-Neuve), the Laboratoire d’étude des oeuvres d’art par les méthodes scientifiques (Musée de Louvain-la-Neuve) and the and the Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage (KIK/IRPA) and its Centre for the Study of the Flemish Primitives.

Conference 2018

CODART Bruges, 11 – 13 March

Historians of Netherlandish Art, May 2018, Ghent and Bruges, in collaboration with Universiteit Gent

Colard Mansion Focus Visit, 04.06.2018

At the end of the exhibition of Haute Lecture by Colard Mansion, the research centre organized a FOCUS VISIT to the exhibition for scholars and specialists. Before the exhibition was dismantled in the afternoon, the curators and invited experts met in the exhibition galleries for in-depth discussion sessions. The curators, scholars, and experts in the fields of book history, art history, and social history engaged in discussions on some of the objects displayed and facilitated an interdisciplinary debate on some of the many remaining questions concerning Mansion’s oeuvre and his audience. Other topics that were covered were Mansion as a typographer, the innovative Boccaccio and Mansion’s mysterious disappearance, and related topics such as Bruges as an innovative city of book production, collaboration between Athonis de Roovere and Gerard Leeu, and the function of early engravings.

Conference 2017

The Art of Law: Artistic Representations and Iconography of Law & Justice in Context from the Middle Ages to the First World War. In collaboration with the Gentse Instituut voor Rechtsgeschiedenis, the Centre d'histoire du droit et de la justice (UCL), the Museum Hof van Busleyden, the Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp and the Belspo IAPs Justice & Populations en City & Society 16-18 January, 2017 – Groeningemuseum, Bruges

Conference 2016

Pourbus – Puzzling Art: Painting and cultural identity in sixteenth century Bruges, 15.09.2016

Sixteenth Century Society Conference, 18 – 20 August 2016, Bruges

Past conferences and study days


2019

TechnArt, 7 – 10 May 2019, Bruges in collaboration with Universiteit Antwerpen (AXES group).

The Bruegel Phenomenon. The XXI Symposium for the Study of Underdrawing and Technology in Painting, Brussels, 2019 in collaboration with the Université catholique de Louvain (UCL, Louvain-la-Neuve), the Laboratoire d’étude des oeuvres d’art par les méthodes scientifiques (Musée de Louvain-la-Neuve) and the and the Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage (KIK/IRPA) and its Centre for the Study of the Flemish Primitives.

2018

CODART Bruges, 11 – 13 March

Historians of Netherlandish Art, May 2018, Ghent and Bruges, in collaboration with Universiteit Gent

Colard Mansion Focus Visit, 04.06.2018

At the end of the exhibition of Haute Lecture by Colard Mansion, the research centre organized a FOCUS VISIT to the exhibition for scholars and specialists. Before the exhibition was dismantled in the afternoon, the curators and invited experts met in the exhibition galleries for in-depth discussion sessions. The curators, scholars, and experts in the fields of book history, art history, and social history engaged in discussions on some of the objects displayed and facilitated an interdisciplinary debate on some of the many remaining questions concerning Mansion’s oeuvre and his audience. Other topics that were covered were Mansion as a typographer, the innovative Boccaccio and Mansion’s mysterious disappearance, and related topics such as Bruges as an innovative city of book production, collaboration between Athonis de Roovere and Gerard Leeu, and the function of early engravings.

2017

The Art of Law: Artistic Representations and Iconography of Law & Justice in Context from the Middle Ages to the First World War. In collaboration with the Gentse Instituut voor Rechtsgeschiedenis, the Centre d'histoire du droit et de la justice (UCL), the Museum Hof van Busleyden, the Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp and the Belspo IAPs Justice & Populations en City & Society 16-18 January, 2017 – Groeningemuseum, Bruges

2016

Pourbus – Puzzling Art: Painting and cultural identity in sixteenth century Bruges, 15.09.2016

Sixteenth Century Society Conference, 18 – 20 August 2016, Bruges