The Pionier Award 2023 was awarded to Prof Lieve Watteeuw and the team of the Book Heritage Lab and VIEW, for their pioneering research on medieval miniatures with new laboratory techniques, particularly on the Anjou Bible.
The website for the 23rd Symposium for the Study of Underdrawing and Technology in Painting- ‘Cross-Media Perspectives
Technical Studies of Art on Panel, Paper and Parchment (1400-1600)’ has been launched. The registration form and call for papers can be found on the site for those wishing to attend the symposium or submit a paper for consideration.
Professor en conservator-restaurateur Lieve Watteeuw onthult alles wat we kunnen leren van Besloten Hofjes: mystieke mixed-media retabelkasten uit de tijd van Karel V en Margaretha van Oostenrijk, van top tot teen bezet met zijden bloemen, houten sculptuurtjes, inscripties in koraal of glas, stoffelijke resten en hier en daar een eeuwenoud verborgen briefje.
Prof. Barbara Baert, associated researcher at Illuminare, is awarded the Warburg-Professur 2023.
Visit the Breviary of Geraardsbergen: A Burgundian manuscript kept in the Abbey of Maredsous. New Website and Exhibition
A new exhibition and website on the Breviary of Geraardsbergen was launched by the Book Heritage Lab at KU Leuven. The Breviary of St Adrian of Geraardsbergen, nowadays kept at Maredsous Abbey, dates from 1450, when the County of Flanders was in the hands of Philip the Good, Duke of Burgundy.
Between 2020-2022, 20 precious medieval manuscripts of the former Cistercian abbey of the Dunes – now preserved in the Major Seminary Bruges, were successfully studied and conserved by the team of the Book Heritage Lab (KU Leuven), under guidance of prof. dr. Lieve Watteeuw. The Dunes Manuscript Research and Conservation Project is supported by the King Baudouin Foundation (Fund Baillet Latour).
On May 24, 2022, the seminar “Das Nachleben der Antike: Methods and Perspectives” will take place in Leuven. This activity is part of the FNRS network “Iconologies”.
In this DJHP collaboration, Roosje Baele and Marie Hartmann want to deepen their already initiated debate on the tension between studying facsimiles, digitized manuscripts and originals, and how these different versions of a book’s materiality influence both art historical research and cataloguing.
The core of the Charter collection of the Old University, recognized as UNESCO documentary world heritage since 2013, consists of a series of magnificent privileges issued by popes and worldly rulers for the university, from its foundation in 1425 up to its abolition in 1797. These are joined by various other judicial and financial documents,…
You can now read all about the ‘digital fingerprint of Pieter Breugel’ as explained by Professor Lieve Watteeuw on the KU Leuven Stories website.