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Professor Jan Van der Stock
Coordinator

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Jan Van der Stock (1959) studied at the University of Leuven (KU Leuven, 1977-1982) and obtained his doctorate in 1995 with a thesis on the development of the printed image in the 15th and 16th centuries (...

Barbara Baert

Professor Barbara Baert
Fellow

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In 2006 Barbara Baert founded the Iconology Research Group (IRG), an international and interdisciplinary platform for the study of the interpretation of images. Barbara...

Professor Lieve Watteeuw
Fellow

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Lieve Watteeuw studied Art History at KU Leuven and is since 1989 conservator-restorator of books, manuscripts and library materials. Her academic activity is concentrated in the border of medieval manuscript illumination,...

Dr. Catherine Reynolds
Senior Researcher

Catherine Reynolds studied History at Oxford University and History of Art at the Courtauld Institute of Art, London; her Ph.D thesis was on Parisian manuscript illumination in the mid-15th century. After being a Lecturer in the History of Art in Reading and then London University, she became an independent scholar, teaching and...

Mrs Annelies Vogels

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Annelies Vogels is responsible for the day-to-day coordination of Illuminare, as well as being involved as a staff member in the organization of its various exhibitions and congresses. She is equally involved in the production of Illuminare'...

Drs. Robrecht Janssen
Junior Researcher

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Robrecht Janssen (°1987) studied Art History at the University of Leuven and at the Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt am Main. From 2010 till 2014 he worked as a scientific associate at Illuminare - Centre for the...

Drs. Georg Geml
Junior Researcher

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Georg Geml is a research fellow and PhD student at the Department for Art History at the KU Leuven, Belgium. In 2009, he completed his thesis on Early Johannesschüssels at the Vienna University, Austria. From 2010-2012, he...

Dr. Liesbet Kusters
Junior Researcher

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Liesbet Kusters (1981) studied Art Studies at the KU Leuven. She worked on the interdisciplinary research project De Haemorrhoïssa (Markus 5:24-34par), Een iconologisch onderzoek naar de betekenis van de bloedvloeiende...

Drs. Joris Van Grieken
Junior Researcher

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After graduating as a Master in Art History at the University of Leuven, Joris Van Grieken started a PhD research supervised by Jan Van der Stock (KU Leuven) that focuses on the 16th century...

Dra. Soetkin Vanhauwaert
Junior Researcher

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Soetkin Vanhauwaert (1987) studied Art History at the University of Leuven, and subsequently completed the Advanced Master in Medieval and Renaissance Studies at the same university.

Her ongoing PhD...

Drs. Daan van Heesch
Junior Researcher

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Daan van Heesch (°1992) is a PhD Fellow in Art History at the Research Foundation – Flanders (FWO) and affiliated with Illuminare - Centre for the Study of Medieval Art (KU Leuven). His research focuses on the...

Dra. Hannah Iterbeke
Junior Researcher

Hannah Iterbeke (°1993) completed her Master in Art History at the University of Leuven with a thesis entitled ‘Devotion to the Silk Flower: The Making and Meaning of Silk Flowers in Sixteenth-Century Enclosed Gardens of Northern Europe’ under the supervision of Professor Barbara Baert and Professor Lieve Watteeuw. In October 2015 Hannah...

Dra. Hannah De Moor
Junior Researcher 

Hannah De Moor (°1994) completed her Master in Art History at the University of Leuven in 2016 with a thesis on the altarpiece of Onze-Lieve-Vrouw-Lombeek (ca. 1525-1535), under the promotorship of Prof. Jan Van der Stock.

During her years of study, Hannah held an internship at the Royal Museum of Fine Arts in Brussels...

Dra. Julie Beckers
Junior Researcher

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Julie Beckers left Belgium in 2006 for the UK to focus on a degree in History of Art and Visual Culture, which she obtained in 2010 from the University of Oxford. Her interests focus on Late Medieval and Early Modern Culture in Europe. Her...

Dra. Sophia Rochmes
Junior Researcher

Sophia Rochmes is a PhD student in Art History at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where she completed her MA in 2009 with a thesis on the iconography of power in a bishop's manuscript from Utrecht, ca. 1450. Her dissertation project, Color's Absence: Medium and Materiality in Burgundian Grisaille Manuscripts, is a study...

Drs. Jeroen Luyckx
Junior Researcher

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Jeroen Luyckx (1991) graduated as a Master in Art History at KU Leuven (University of Leuven) in 2013. From 2012 to 2013, he worked for Illuminare as a student, supporting the daily operations, processing the archive of Prof. Dr. Antoine de...


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Bruno Vandermeulen holds an MA in Fine Arts, Photography from the LUCA School of Arts, Brussels, Belgium. Since 2002 he is employed at the KU Leuven. He has wide experience in inventarisation and digitization projects in the field of cultural heritage on local, national and...

Dra. Katharina Windorfer
Junior Researcher

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Katharina Windorfer (1987) studied Art History and English Literature at the...

Jeroen Reyniers
Junior Researcher

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Jeroen Reyniers (1989) studied Art History (KU Leuven) and graduated in 2013 as Advanced Master in Medieval and Renaissance Studies (KU Leuven).

The last few years he worked as a student in Illuminare for the...

Drs. Jan Jansen
Junior Researcher

From 1968 to 1972 Jan Jansen (°1950) studied Germanic Philology (KU Leuven). He worked as a teacher, became head master of a grammar school in 2002 and retired in 2010. He then took up art studies and in 2014 he graduated as Master of Art Studies/Master of Arts (KU Leuven).

As an intern at the Print Room of the Royal Library of Belgium (KBR...

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Floortje Clerix

Student Employee

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