Summer Course for the Study of the Arts in Flanders

Event Date: 
23 Jun 2019 to 03 Jul 2019

Call for applications

 

Annually, the Summer Course brings a select group of 18 national and international, highly qualified young researchers to Flanders (Belgium). They are offered an intensive 11-day programme of lectures, discussions, and visits related to a specific art historical period of Flemish art. 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 current state of research on the topic.

 

The 5th edition of the Summer Course will focus on ‘The Age of Bruegel in Context’. It will be held from June 23 until July 3, 2019. Excursions will be made to Antwerp, Bruges, Genk, Leuven, Mechelen and Brussels. We are also planning a trip to Paris. The language of the Summer Course is English.

Programme

Check the preliminary programme

 

Who can apply?

Participants have a master's degree or are PhD student, junior curator or restorer and they are specialised in (art in the age of) Bruegel. The master's degree was earned maximum 10 years ago.

 

Deadline for applications

15 December 2018, 5 p.m.

 

Participation fee and grants

The participation fee of the Summer Course is fixed at €1089 per person. The fee includes the full 11-day programme, 10 overnight hotel stays in a single-occupancy room, all transportation within the programme, all entry tickets, two receptions, five lunches and five dinners. Not included in the participation fee is the transport to and from Belgium.

To facilitate students with limited financial means, the organisation of the Summer Course for the Study of the Arts in Flanders has made available two grants of €544,5 each. The recipients of the grant will pay a reduced participation fee of €544,5 instead of the regular fee.

Thanks to the generous support of the Samuel H. Kress Foundation's History of Art Grants Program two US students and citizens are offered a grant that will fully cover the programme fee and round trip flights between Belgium and the US.

How to apply?

All applicants should send a resume, a letter of motivation and a letter of recommendation from a faculty member or a museum professional to an.seurinck@vlaamsekunstcollectie.be.

In addition to a resume, a letter of motivation and a letter of recommendation, from a faculty member, required for general applications, candidates for the Summer Course grant are asked to send a Summer Course grant application form.

In addition to a resume, a letter of motivation and a letter of recommendation, from a faculty member, required for general applications, candidates for the Kress grant are asked to send a one page statement explaining their financial need.

 

Partners

The Summer Course for the study of the arts in Flanders is a joint initiative of:

  • Museum of Fine Arts Ghent
  • Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp
  • Mu.ZEE Ostend
  • Musea Brugge
  • M - Museum Leuven
  • University of Ghent
  • Catholic University of Leuven
  • Flemish Research Centre for the Arts in the Burgundian Netherlands
  • Rubenianum
  • Flemish Art Collection
  • Structural content partners for this edition are:
  • Royal Library of Belgium
  • Royal Museums of Art and History Brussels
  • Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage (KIK/IRPA)

 

In collaboration with:

  • Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium 
  • This edition is coordinated by:
  • Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp
  • Rubenianum
  • Flemish Art Collection 
  • With the support of:
  • the Rubenianum Fund administered by the King Baudouin Foundation

 

Scientific staff

  • Till Holger-Borchert, Director Musea Brugge, Bruges
  • Prof Dr. Koenraad Jonckheere, Professor History of Art, Ghent University
  • Dr. Tine Meganck, Researcher, Royal Museum of Fine Arts in Belgium, Brussels
  • Prof Dr. Manfred Sellink, General Director, Royal Museum of Fine Arts, Antwerp; Professor, History of Art, Ghent University 
  • Véronique Van de Kerckhof, Director Rubenianum, Antwerp
  • Joris van Grieken, Curator Print Room, Royal Library of Belgium, Brussels
  • Anne Van Oosterwijk, Assistant curator, Groeningemuseum Bruges 
  • Bert Watteeuw, Curator of Research Collections, Rubenianum, Antwerp
  • Véronique Van Passel, Project Coordinator, Royal Museum of Fine Arts, Antwerp

 

www.summercourse.eu

www.vlaamsekunstcollectie.be/en/call_for_applications_1.aspx

Submission date for papers: 
15 Dec 2018