Research projects

The Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium conduct national and international projects focusing on the knowledge and preservation of and access to the artistic and cultural heritage.

Research in art history, whether studies for the conservation and restoration of works, the development of new technologies for analysing them, or knowledge of a given artistic movement, is a multifaceted exercise.  Below you will find formation about recent projects carried out in these areas by the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, and others still in progress.

List of projects

  • City and Society in the Netherlands, 1200-1800. The state of the city: between resilience and vulnerability

    PAI 7/26 2012-2017

    2012 > 2017

    Promotor(s) : Dr Sabine van Sprang

    Researcher(s) : Dr Tine Meganck, Dr Irene Schaudies, Stefaan Hautekeete, Hilde Cuvelier

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  • The Dissemination of the Orientalist Praxis in the Belgian Artistic Circles (1830-1914)

    2012 > 2016

    Promotor(s) : Pr Dr Michel Draguet

    Researcher(s) : Davy Depelchin

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  • Pieter Bruegel the Elder. The sources of his art

    2012 > 2015

    Promotor(s) : Dr Véronique Bücken

    Researcher(s) : Dr Alexandre Galand

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  • Multispectral Analysis of Digital Images for Art Historical Research and Preventative Conservation of Paintings

    Research Project Concerning Non-Invasive Diagnostic Methods for the Preventative Conservation of Paintings.

    2009 > 2014

    Promotor(s) : Dr. Frederik Leen

    Researcher(s) : Bruno Cornelis (Vrije Universiteit Brussel - ETRO), Prof. Dr. Ann Dooms (Vrije Universiteit Brussel - ETRO)

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  • The heritage of Rogier van der Weyden

    Painting in Brussels in the late 15th and early 16th century

    2010 > 2013

    Promotor(s) : Dr Véronique Bücken

    Researcher(s) : Dr. Griet Steyaert

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  • Rubensdatabase

    2008 > 2013

    Promotor(s) : Dr. Joost Vander Auwera

    Scientific examination of the 'Rubens Group' at the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, with a catalogue raisonné and Rubens exhibition.

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  • Orientalism

    2009 > 2012

    Promotor(s) : Prof Dr Michel Draguet

    Researcher(s) : Davy Depelchin

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  • The Reception of Pop Art in Belgium between 1962 and 1970

    2010 > 2011

    Promotor(s) : Dr. Frederik Leen

    Researcher(s) : Carl Jacobs

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  • City and Society in the Netherlands, 1200-1800

    PAI 6/32 2007-2011

    2007 > 2011

    Promotor(s) : Pr Dr Michel Draguet

    Researcher(s) : Dr Sabine van Sprang, Dr Tine Meganck, Dr Irene Schaudies, Stefaan Hautekeete

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  • Scientific study of the paintings of the “Bernard van Orley” group conserved in the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, with a view to establishing a scientific catalogue

    2006 > 2011

    Promotor(s) : Dr Véronique Bücken

    Researcher(s) : Dr Alexandre Galand

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  • Les XX & La Libre Esthétique (1884 – 1914)

    Critical edition and computerization of the Octave Maus Fund

    2004 > 2008

    Promotor(s) : Dr. Francisca Vandepitte

    Researcher(s) : Rafaël Knops

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