CODART, Dutch and Flemish art in museums worldwide

The age of Rubens in context

Course: 19 June - 29 June 2016

Information from the organizers, 23 September 2015

The aim of the Summer Course is to bring to Flanders, annually, a select group of 18 national and international, highly qualified young researchers. They are presented with an intensive 11-day program of lectures, discussions, and visits related to a specific course theme within Flemish art. This theme varies annually, with a focus each year on a different art-historical period.

The Summer Course provides 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. We expect active participation from the participants, with a discussion following each lecture.

After the successful first Summer Course ‘The age of van Eyck in context’, we now focus on Peter Paul Rubens and the Baroque in the Southern Netherlands. ‘The age of Rubens in context’ takes place from June 19 through June 29, 2016. The content is coordinated by the Rubenianum and the Royal Museum of Fine Arts in Antwerp. Excursions will be made to Antwerp, Brussels, Mechelen, Sherpenheuvel, Bruges, Ghent, Rotterdam en The Hague. The language of the summer course is English.

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