Illuminare — Centre for the Study of Medieval Art (KU Leuven) is located in the Central Library of the University of Leuven. It is a university research and documentation centre, accessible for academics and students. The research of Illuminare is founded upon reception history and the contextual meaning of Early Netherlandish Art; technical research, conservation and cataloging of illuminated manuscripts and the iconology of the Middle Ages from an interdisciplinary perspective (Iconology Research Group). Research is made possible under the auspices of research and doctoral projects. Illuminare is the publisher of three of its own series, the Corpus of Illuminated Manuscripts, Art and Religion (IRG) and Studies in Iconology (IRG).
Illuminare — Centre for the Study of Medieval Art (KU Leuven) organises various exhibitions both in Belgium and abroad. Amongst the most recent are Hieronymus Cock – The Renaissance in Print (2013, M, Leuven) and The Magnificent Middle Ages (2013, Museum Plantin-Moretus, Antwerp).