Information from the organizers, 29 May 2018
The Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage (KIK-IRPA, Brussels) and Ghent University (UGent) are pleased to announce the 2nd Ghent Altarpiece International Study Day on 11 September 2018 in Ghent. This event takes place one day before the renowned Symposium XXI for the Study of Underdrawing and Technology in Painting in Brussels (12-14 September 2018).
The study day is aimed towards a wide range of scholars of Early Netherlandish painting, such as art historians, curators, conservators and scientists.
In the morning session, the speakers will present the spectacular results of the study and conservation of the Ghent Altarpiece’s exterior panels and frames and offer a preview of the study results of the lower interior register. This is followed by an introduction to the website Closer to van Eyck and the complementary project Van Eyck Research in OpeN Access.
After lunch, a visit is proposed to the Ghent Altarpiece at St Bavo’s Cathedral. At the Museum of Fine Arts you can subsequently visit the conservation treatment of the polyptych’s lower interior register.
The 2018 Ghent Altarpiece – 2nd International Study Day is an official IPERION CH event. Travel expenditures from IPERION CH partners are therefore eligible within the IPERION CH travel grant of each member.
Till-Holger Borchert (Groeningemuseum), Bart Fransen (KIK-IRPA), Maximiliaan Martens (UGent), Ron Spronk (Queen’s University, Canada-Radboud University, the Netherlands), Cyriel Stroo (KIK-IRPA), Simon Laevers (KIK-IRPA)
See conf.kikirpa.be/ghentaltarpiece2018 for the program and more information.