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Musea Brugge Research School (October 2018 & February 2019)

From the organizers, 22 March 2018

The Flemish research centre for the arts in the Burgundian Netherlands is organizing the third edition of its museum research school in 2018-2019. The innovative formula of the Musea Brugge Research School provides participants with the opportunity to delve into selected works of art from the collections and introduces various research methodologies that help in understanding and interpreting art and its context. The research school presents workshops and lectures on historiography, methodology, technical art history, and archival research, as well as possibilities for extensive study and ample discussions in the museum during closing hours. Various experts, both from Musea Brugge and other institutions are invited to present lectures and discussions. The moderator for both three-day sessions will be Prof. Dagmar Eichberger from the University of Heidelberg in Germany.

The research school targets art history students at the BA or MA level who have a strong interest in Netherlandish art and who intend to embark on a career in the field. The research school will take place in Bruges on October 20 – 22, 2018 and February 9 – 11, 2019 and consists of two three-days sessions. The first session will offer the participants an occasion to study the objects of the collections in depth and to discuss various relevant aspects of 15th and 16th century Flemish art. During the second session in February contributions of the participants, based on the results of the first session, will be presented and discussed among the docents and participants.


Participation to the Musea Brugge Research School is free but students must take care of their travel and lodging expenses. Students are expected to participate in both three-day sessions. Three lunches and two dinners are included in each session. There are 12 places available. Students from all universities are eligible to apply. Students must be able to follow and hold a discussion in English.


Interested students should send a motivation letter in English and a CV to by 10 June 2018. They will be notified of a place in the research school by 29 June 2018.

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