Summer Course

The Age of Rubens in Context
Summer Course for the Study of the Arts in Flanders (Edition 2, June 19 - June 29, 2016)

Willem van Haecht I, The gallery of Cornelis van der Geest (detail), The Rubens House.

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.

Participation fee and grants

Thanks to the generous support of the Flemish Government the participation fee of the Summer Course is fixed at €900 per person. The fee includes the full 11-day programme, 10 overnight hotel stays (Antwerp) in a single-occupancy room, all transportation within the programme, all entry tickets, 2 receptions, 6 lunches and 4 dinners. Not included in the participation fee is the transportation 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 together with the Flemish Government has made available 3 grants of €450 each. The recipients of the grant will pay a reduced participation fee of €450 instead of the regular fee.

Thanks to the generous support of the Samuel H. Kress Foundation's History of Art Grants Program 2 US students and citizens are offered a grant that will fully cover the programme fee and round trip flights between Belgium and the US.

Profile, Application and Programme

Participants have a master's degree or are PhD-student, and they are specialised in Baroque art from the Southern Netherlands. The master's degree was earned maximum 10 years ago.

All applicants should mail a resume, a letter of motivation and a letter of recommendation from a faculty member to Matthias.Depoorter@vlaamsekunstcollectie.beThe deadline is November 30, 2015.

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 Flemish Government grant are asked to send the 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.

Application for the Summer Course is now closed.

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The Summer Course for the study of the arts in Flanders is a joint initiative of the Rubenianum, the Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp, the Groeninge Museum Bruges, the Museum of Fine Arts Ghent, M - Museum Leuven, the University of Ghent, KU Leuven, the Flemish Research Centre for the Arts in the Burgundian Netherlands, the Flemish Art Collection.

Structural content partners: the Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage (KIK/IRPA), the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium and the Royal Library of Belgium.

With the support of the Rubenianum Fund administered by the King Baudouin Foundation.

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Summer Course for the Study of the Arts in Flanders