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Francis I and the Artists of the North (1515-1547)

Research Conference: 25 February - 26 February 2016

Information from the organizer, 13 January 2016

On 25 and 26 February 2016 the international symposium Francis I and Artists of the North (1515-1547) takes place at the Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage (KIK-IRPA, Brussels). Deadline for registration is 10 February 2016.

Francis I and Artists of the North

As an extension of the events of 2015 celebrating the 500th anniversary of the accession of Francis I (1 January 1515) and the victory at Marignano (13-14 September 1515), the symposium will focus on the ties between the ‘grand roy Françoys’ and the North. Whereas the exchanges between Francis I and Italy have attracted much attention, the King’s relations with the old Southern Netherlands, as rich and complex, have not been carefully studied. The symposium ‘Francis I and Artists of the North (1515-1547)’ aims to fill this gap by considering the interest of the King of France in artists and musicians from the old Southern Netherlands and their works.

For the program and registration form of this event see the website:

Please note that the lectures will be in English or French.