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Scholar’s Day: Current research in late medieval sculpture Symposium: 26 November 2015

M – Museum Leuven organizes its second annual Scholar’s Day. The theme is ‘Current research in late medieval sculpture’, focusing on European sculpture from the 12th until the 16th century.

During the event, M will reveal the official name and website of a newly established network on medieval sculpture. A visit to the exhibition ‘Sculptures from Bruges’ (Beelden uit Brugge) is also part of the program. This exhibition presents a selection of sculptures from the Gruuthusemuseum in Bruges and M’s own collection.

Closing date for registration: Monday November 16, 2015.

For more information, see the page of the Scholar’s Day.


09:15 Reception and registration
09:50 Welcome | Luc Delrue, general director M – Museum Leuven
09:55 Presentation morning session | chair to be confirmed
10:00 Lecture 1 | Marieke Van Vlierden, art historian The Schoufour collection at Museum Boijmans-Van Beuningen, Rotterdam; new research
10:25 Lecture 2 | Lars Hendrikman, Bonnefantenmuseum Maastricht The Neutelings Collection at the Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht; new research
10:50 Coffee break
11:30 Lecture 3 | Kristel van Audenaeren, Gruuthusemuseum, Brugge Determining the Bruges origin of some sculptures in the Gruuthusecollection: a possible approach
11:55 Lecture 4 | Seppe Roels, independent conservator – restaurator Research and conservation of an early 16th century private altarpiece from the M-collection
12:20 Questions and discussion morning session
12:30 Lunch break. Leuven offers plenty of eateries and restaurants in the neighbourhood of the museum.
Visit to the exhibition ‘Sculptures from Bruges’
14:00 Presentation afternoon program | chair : Sophie Jugie, department of sculptures, Musée du Louvre
14:05 Lecture 5 | Arnold Truyen, Stichting Restauratie Atelier Limburg (SRAL) Research of an Antwerp retable from the Munsterchurch in Roermond
14:30 Lecture 6 | Laetitia Barrague, Musée de Lille & Ludovic Debs, archaeologist INRAP Nord-Picardie A major archeological discovery. Late medieval sculptures found in Orchies (North of France)
14:55 Coffee break
15:25 Lecture 7 | Dr Léon Lock, President, The Low Countries Sculpture Society / Research Fellow, University of Leuven & Michel Maupoix, President, Association Rencontre avec le Patrimoine religieux, Orléans The Trees of Jesse of Issoudun (Berry, France). Sources and Interpretation in European Perspective
15:50 Lecture 8 | Marjan Debaene, Head of Collections, M – Museum Leuven M presents … a network, a knowledge centre, a website
16:05 Questions and discussion afternoon session | chair : Sophie Jugie
16:20 Closing remarks | Till-Holger Borchert, Directeur Musea Brugge
16:30 Closing reception and free visit to M and the exhibition ‘Sculptures from Bruges’
18:00 End

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