Information from the organizers, 7 October 2016
The aim of the Summer Course is to bring to Flanders, annually, a group of 18 select national and international, highly qualified young researchers and to present them with an intensive 11-day program of lectures, discussions, and on-site visits. The theme varies annually and focuses each year on a different art-historical period. The aim is to provide 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. After the course the students will be ambassadors for the Flemish arts abroad.
The third edition of the summer course is titled Medieval and Renaissance Sculpture in the Low Countries and will take place from June 18 through June 28, 2017. It is coordinated by Museum M – Leuven and the Flemish Art Collection. Excursions will be made to Leuven, Mechelen, Bruges, Antwerp, Amsterdam, Utrecht, Maastricht, Aachen, Liège, Zoutleeuw and Brussels. The language of the Summer Course will be English.
The Summer Course is a joint initiative of Museum M – Leuven, the Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp, the Groeninge Museum Bruges, the Museum of Fine Arts Ghent, the University of Ghent, the Catholic University of Leuven, the Flemish Research Centre for the Arts in the Burgundian Netherlands, the Rubenianum and the Flemish Art Collection. The structural content partner for this edition is the Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage.
See summercourse.eu for more information.