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.
From June 2020 on the manuscripts of the collection of the Mayor Seminary in Bruges are studied and conserved by Lieve Watteeuw and the team of the Book Heritage Lab (2020-2023).
Together with the Art & History Museum and the Royal Library of Belgium (KBR), KU Leuven is launching an online open access application to view heritage objects dynamically and interactively online. This pixel+ viewer allows you to view centuries-old objects in a different light and reveal hidden details.
The Flemish research centre for the arts in the Burgundian Netherlands is organising the fourth edition of its museum research school in 2020-2021.
Thanks to the KU Leuven research project Fingerprint we can now have a phenomenally detailed look at the Bruegel drawings.