The Rubenianum Quarterly

This is the three-monthly newsletter about the research projects and activities of the Rubens partners in Antwerp.


Subscribe here if you would like to be kept informed about recent research, planned activities and new acquisitions of the Rubenianum Fund, the Rubenianum, the Centrum Rubenianum, and the Rubenshuis.


List of past issues

2016 | 4

  • Looking beyond 2018: The Rubenianum participates in the Jan Breughel project
  • Visiting researchers Katharine Campbell and Suzanne Duff 
    Introduced by Bert Watteeuw, Curator of Research Collections at the Rubenianum
  • The Calumny of Apelles by Maerten de Vos

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2015 | 2

  • The Antwerp field trip of the Rubenianum Fund
  • Aaron Hyman about the work he did as a researcher in residence at the Rubenianum

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2015 | 1

  • Presentation of a new volume of the Corpus Rubenianum Ludwig Burchard
  • A visit to Rubens’s private life. The master’s portrait of his family in the Rubenshuis

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2014 | 4

  • The Rubenianum Fund’s trip to Genoa with Rubens and Van Dyck
  • Karen De Meyst on the subject of Digitizing the Corpus Rubenianum

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2014 | 3

  • Nico Van Hout on the exhibition Sensation and Sensuality in BOZAR
  • ​Dirk Buelens on the project of making the Ludwig Burchard collection accessible
  • Isabelle Van Tichelen about her work at the Centrum Rubenianum

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2014 | 2

  • An opportunity to meet the new Director of Publications at the Centrum Rubenianum: Koenraad Jonckheere
  • Prisca Valkeneers on the subject of Rubens's pupil Justus van Egmont

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2014 | 1

  • Abigail Newman on the subject of her research on Flemish artists in Madrid
  • Karolien De Clippel and Filip Vermeylen about the project Cultural transmission and artistic exchanges in the Low Countries
  • The Rubenshuis presents a newly-acquired sketch by Justus van Egmont

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2013 | 4

  • Interview with Anne-Marie Logan
  • Report of the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Rubenianum
  • Sarah Moran and Ivo Raband on their period as visiting scholars at the Rubenianum

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2013 | 3

  • Bert Watteeuw on his work at the Rubenianum as curator of documentation
  • Thomas Leysen and Michel Ceuterick behind the scenes of the royal visit to Louvre-Lens
  • Ben Van Beneden,  director of the Rubenshuis, on the dossier exhibition Rubens tegendraads

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2013 | 2

  • Hildegard van de Velde, curator of the Rockox House, about art collecting in Antwerp
  • Marieke D’Hooghe of the Centrum Rubenianum about her work as a research assistant
  • Presentation of a new publication and exhibition together with an innovative project on Rubens

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2013 | 1

  • Interview with director Dominique Allard about the activities relating to art and cultural heritage of the King Boudewijn Foundation
  • An introduction to the authors of the Corpus Rubenianum Ludwig Burchard

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2012 | 4

  • Bert Schepers on the singerie painting that was recently acquired by the Rubenshuis
  • Adam Eaker on his period as a visiting scholar at the Rubenianum

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2012 |  3

  • The partnership between the Rubenianum and the Netherlands Institute for Art History (RKD) in The Hague
  • Koen Bulckens on the Corpus Rubenianum Ludwig Burchard and the Rembrandt Research Project
  • Ben Van Beneden discusses the new acquisitions of the Rubenshuis

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2012 | 2

  • Carl Van de Velde on his research on the information relating to Rubens’s birth
  • Lieneke Nijkamp on her work as a research assistant at the Rubenianum

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2012 | 1

  • Brief report of the presentation of Koen Brosens’s volume of the Corpus Rubenianum Ludwig Burchard in Paris
  • Ute Staes on the library of the Rubenianum
  • Interview with Gregory Martin

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2011 | 4

  • Interview with Viviane Verbraeken, head of the reading room
  • Carl Van de Velde on the correspondence of Rubens
  • Valérie Herremans on an oil sketch from the collection of the Rubenshuis

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2011 | 3

  • Interview with Véronique Van de Kerckhof, director of the Rubenianum
  • The exhibition Palazzo Rubens and Rubens’s relationship with architecture
  • News on the colloquium The notion of the painter-architect in Italy and the Southern Netherlands

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2011 | 2

  • The Centrum Rubenianum and its two editorial assistants
  • Presentation of a new Rubens drawing in the Koninklijke Museums voor Schone Kunsten van België
  • News about an important acquisition for the Rubenianum

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2011 | 1

  • Arnout Balis on Rubens’s Theoretical Notebook
  • Anne-Marie Logan on the collection of Rubens drawings that was sold at auction in New York
  • Meeting with the authors of the Corpus Rubenianum Ludwig Burchard, with Fiona Healy

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2010 | 3

  • Presentation of the second volume of the Corpus ‘after Italian masters’ in Madrid.
  • The Rubenianum Fund had an exclusive viewing there of the Rubens exhibition at the Museo del Prado, with 90 works by the master

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2010 | 2

  • Ben Van Beneden on an acquisition for the Rubenshuis: a self-portrait of Jacob Jordaens playing the bagpipes, a glimpse of popular culture in 17th-century Antwerp

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2010 | 1

  • Arnout Balis on the masterpiece by Rubens that was sold for over £9 million at Christie’s London on 6 July 2010: A Commander being armed for Battle

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