Jan Karel Steppe

Illuminare preserves a large part of the research archive composed by the late Professor dr. Jan Karel Steppe (1918-2009), renowned art historian, passionate teacher, inspiring professor at KU Leuven, and an expert in ‘Flemish art in Spain’. He was a renowned specialist of Flemish tapestry, early Netherlandish painting (notably Jan van Eyck and Hieronymus Bosch),…

Antoine de Schryver

Antoine de Schryver (1924-2005) was a Belgian art historian and professor at Ghent University, where he lectured on medieval art. He was a specialist in the field of illuminated manuscripts and paintings of the Burgundian Netherlands. His documentation was donated to Illuminare in 2005. De Schryver left behind approximately 75 meters of research resources, including books,…

Hans Nieuwdorp

Hans Nieuwdorp is a Belgian art historian and honorary curator of the Antwerp Art Museums. He was the former head of the Mayer van den Bergh Museum in Antwerp (1976-2009). Nieuwdorp, an eminent specialist in the field of medieval and early modern sculpture, donated his extensive documentation on Flemish carved altarpieces to Illuminare in 2014. Illuminare…