With this aim in mind, the Rubenianum strives to present the most specialized and complete research collections in this field. Its academic library contains over 85,000 titles: books, journals, copies and catalogues of exhibitions, museums and auctions. Its artwork documentation and special collections contain hundreds of thousands of photographs, notes, newspaper cuttings and archival documents. Users can consult the collections using systematic resources, both online and in a reading room that is accessible every weekday.
In addition, knowledge is shared in publications, and opinions are provided on art-historical subjects to private individuals and organizations, as well as in collaborative ventures and at international symposia. Research by Belgian and international guest researchers is actively supported.