On 20 September 2009 M, the new museum in Leuven, opened to the public with the exhibitions Rogier van der Weyden 1400 | 1464: master of passions and Jan Vercruysse: werken 1975 – 2009. The collection of Museum M holds a great diversity of objects. M will publish a series of scholarly catalogs on the collection. The first part, cataloging the paintings has now appeared.
Information from the museum, 13 October 2009
The collection of paintings holds more then 1500 works. This is the first time they are published as a whole. The collection has its main focal points in paintings of the Middle Ages, the early Renaissance and the 19th century, but M offers more.
Apart from the full and illustrated overview of all the paintings in the collection, the book also contains an art historical introduction by Veronique Vanderkerchove and Lorne Campbell about the history of the collection of M and how it was formed. Additionally, 50 paintings have been selected and placed within their context. The catalog is a must have for all those who want to obtain a thorough knowledge of the collection.
M Leuven: collectie schilderijen
Lorne Campbell, Peter Carpreau, Marjan Debaene, Veronique Vandekerchove, Véronique Van de Kerckhof and Lore Van Hees
Catalog of paintings of M in Leuven (Louvain)
224 pp., 17 x 24 cm., 60 illustrations in color and 500 in black-and-white, in Dutch with English summaries, hardbound