Summer Course | The Age of Rubens

Posted in graduate students, opportunities by Editor on January 25, 2023

From ArtHist.net:

The Age of Rubens: 2023 Summer Course for the Study of the Arts in Flanders
Belgium, 18–28 June 2023

Applications due by 20 February 2023

Annually, the Summer Course brings a select group of 18 highly qualified young researchers to Flanders. 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 7th edition of the Summer Course will focus on ‘The Age of Rubens’. It will be held 18–28 June 2023. Excursions will be made to Antwerp, Mechelen, Leuven, Scherpenheuvel, Bruges, Ghent, Liège, and Brussels. The language of the Summer Course is English.

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 Rubens. The master’s degree was earned maximum 10 years ago.

Participation fee
The participation fee of the Summer Course is fixed at €1280 (including VAT) 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, 2 receptions, 5 lunches, and 5 dinners. Not included in the participation fee is the transport to and from Belgium.

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 the regular applications materials, candidates applying for financial aid are asked also to send a statement explaining their financial need.


The Summer Course for the Study of the Arts in Flanders is a joint initiative of the KMSKA (Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp), Musea Brugge, Museum of Fine Arts Ghent, M Leuven, Mu.ZEE Ostend, Ghent University, KU Leuven, the Flemish research centre for the arts in the Burgundian Netherlands, the Rubenianum, and the Flemish Art Collection. Structural content partners for this edition are the KBR (Royal Library of Belgium), The Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage (KIK-IRPA), and the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium. This edition is coordinated by Flemish Art Collection, KMSKA, and Rubenianum.

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