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 digitization of their photo collection. Afterwards he became research assistant for the Catalogue of Illuminated Manuscripts Museum Plantin-Moretus, Antwerp (Corpus of Illuminated Manuscripts, 20).
Nowadays Jeroen works at the Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage (KIK-IRPA) in Brussels and from July 2014 he will be studying the reliquary of Saint Odilia from a technical point of view (dendrochronology, XRF and carbon dating of the bones). This shrine is preserved in the Cistercian nunnery Mary of Colen in Kerniel (Borgloon- Belgium). In literature this object is mentioned as the oldest dated paintings on wood from the Low Countries (1292).
For this project Illuminare - Centre for the Study of Medieval Art (KU Leuven) will collaborate with the Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage in Brussels. The study of the shrine became possible by the Professor Jean-Jacques Comhaire Fund of the King Baudouin Foundation.