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The Limbourg brothers: Nijmegen masters at the French court, 1400-1416

symposium: 17 November - 18 November 2005


Thursday 17 November
Nijmegen City Hall (Stadhuis)
Korte Nieuwstraat 6
6511 PP Nijmegen

Friday 18 November
Best Western Hotel Belvoir
Graadt van Roggenstraat 101
6522 AX Nijmegen

T +31 24 323 2344


Museum Het Valkhof
Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen
Department of Art History
Medieval Studies
Erasmusplein 1, room 10.02
6525 HT Nijmegen
T +31 24 361 2832


Dutch Postgraduate School for Art History
SNS Reaalfonds
Netherlands Culture Fund
Limbourg Brothers Foundation

Related event

Exhib. The Limbourg brothers: Nijmegen masters at the French court, 1400-1416


Jos Koldeweij (Professor of Art History, Radboud Universiteit, Nijmegen)
James Marrow (Professor of Art History, Princeton University, New Haven / Fitzwilliam Museum of Art, Cambridge)


Thursday 17 November
10:00 Opening by Dr. Guusje ter Horst, Mayor of Nijmegen

Hanneke van Asperen (Researcher, Department of Art History, Radboud Universiteit, Nijmegen)
A pilgrim’s additions: traces of pilgrimage in the Belles Heures

Till-Holger Borchert (Chief Curator Groeningemuseum and Arentshuis, Bruges)
Franco-Flemish artists in the service of the courts: the problem of Masonic traditions around 1400

Gregory T. Clark (Professor of Art History at the University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee)
The Master of Guillebert de Mets, Philip the Good, and the Breviary of John the Fearless

Herman Colenbrander (Independent art historian, Amsterdam)
Guelders and France, another connection

Rob Dückers (Co-curator of the xxhibition, Assistant Director, Emerson College, Well (NL)
A close encounter? The Limbourg brothers and illumination from the Guelders region

Eberhard König (Professor of Art History at the Freie Universität, Berlin)
What the Belles Heures may tell about the Limburg brothers

Margaret Lawson (Paper conservator, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York)
Les Belles Heures: materials and techniques

Stephen Perkinson (Assistant Professor of Art History, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine)
Likeness, loyalty, and the life of the court artist: portraiture in the calendar scenes of the Très Riches Heures

Pieter Roelofs (Curator, Museum Het Valkhof, Nijmegen)
Facts and fairytales about the Limbourg brothers

Victor M. Schmidt (Department of Art and Architectural History,University of Groningen)
Some notes on Johan Maelwael

Patricia Stirnemann (Researcher with the Centre national de la recherche scientifique, Institut de Recherche et d’Histoire des Textes, Paris)
How many artists contributed to the Très Riches Heures?

Off site excursions

Friday morning, 18 November
Visit to the exhibition Rijkdom in eenvoud: laatmiddeleeuwse handschriften uit klooster Soeterbeeck (Riches in simplicity: late medieval manuscripts from the Soeterbeeck convent) with Hans Kienhorst (Radboud Universiteit, Nijmegen), curator of the exhibition
Visit to the medieval Glashuiskwartier (Glasshouse quarter) with Willem Alferink, chairman of Stichting Oude Stad (Old Town Foundation).

Evening opening

Museum Het Valkhof presents a special evening opening to the participants of the symposium on Thursday 17 November from 7 pm till 10 pm.

Practical information and registration