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Collectie Neutelings: Vier eeuwen middeleeuwse sculptuur

Symposium: The Neutelings Collection Symposium: 28 May 2016

In conjunction with the publication of The Neutelings Collection: Four centuries of medieval sculpture and the renewed display of the collection, the Bonnefanten Museum presents a symposium dedicated to The Neutelings Collection on 28 May 2016.

Brabant collector Willem Neutelings (1916-1986) began to acquire medieval religious art in the 1960s. His choices were motivated by the aesthetic appeal, intrinsic quality and – often – religious connotations of the objects. Leading Dutch art historian Henk van Os described his collection as “of exceptional quality and diversity, and assembled with unmistakable love and care”.

The Neutelings Collection covers the entire field of (small) Western European sculpture of the Middle Ages. It can be divided into a number of categories: Limoges enamels from France, diptychs and triptychs from Paris and Northern France, alabaster panels for altarpieces produced in the Nottingham area of England, marble and stone statues from France, Germany and the Low Countries, and entire of fragmentary wooden altarpieces made in Flanders and Brabant.

Register before 19 May 2016 at


• Ingmar Reesing
• Bieke van der Mark
• Lars Hendrikman
• Henk van Os
All lectures will be in Dutch.

For the program and more information, see the museum’s website.