Nathan Faviana (°1998) works as a student employee at Illuminare and the University Art Collection (KU Leuven). He graduated from KU Leuven in 2020 with a MA in Art History. In his research, he focuses on the transregional connections between the Italian peninsula and the Low Countries throughout the early modern period. His thesis, under supervision of Professor Katlijne Van der Stighelen, examined the manifold portraits of the Mancini sisters by and after Jacob Ferdinand Voet (1639-1689) in the context of the so-called gallerie delle belle. Nathan is currently also finishing his MA in History with a thesis on the Antwerp brotherhood of Saint Peter and Paul, better known as the Romanists, supervised by Professor Werner Thomas. More specifically, he looks into membership of seventeenth-century artists returning from Rome.

At Illuminare, he assists drs. Maarten Bassens in the processing and overall organisation of the study centre’s archives and documentation in preparation of their reallocation.