Recent News

10th Annual Ards Conference: “Beyond the Alps”

On 7-9 November, the 10th ARDS Annual conference will take place in Rome. Theme this year is “the interaction and interplay between the Low Countries and Italy in medieval and Renaissance sculpture”. Max Wiringa, Affiliated Researcher at Illuminare, will deliver a lecture at the conference, entitled “Giambologna and Della Porta”.

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Vernissage: Salon Radical “BLAUW”

Op 19 oktober om 18.30 u vindt de vernissage van “Blauw-teken van de nacht” plaats in Salon Radical te Kortrijk.

Deze experimentele tentoonstelling toont een collectie Tunesisch textiel van Paul Vandenbroeck, schilderijen van Koen Broucke, linografieën van Linda Vinck en tekeningen van P.S. Vermeersch

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Who we are

Illuminare (KU Leuven) is a research and documentation centre, located in the Leuven University Library. The focus on medieval and early modern art from the Low Countries approached from a European perspective is steered by both research and doctoral projects that are supported by an international network of universities, institutions, and museums. Illuminare equally endorses several international peer-reviewed series. The centre moreover conserves and catalogues illuminated manuscripts and carries out art technical research. It examines, through an interdisciplinary approach, the iconology of medieval art. Illuminare holds several research archives of renowned art historians, and organises national and international exhibitions.

Illuminare is supported by KU Leuven,  the Research Foundation – Flanders (FWO), the Belgian Federal Science Policy (Belspo), the Hercules Foundation, the Van der Weyden Chair – Paul & Dora Janssen, the Veronique Vandekerchove Chair of the City of Leuven, the Chair of Medieval Sculpture in the Low Countries, the Illuminare Fund, and the King Baudouin Foundation.