From Book to Byte

Art Publications in Transition


Seminar on the transition from print to online publication

To complete the project “Digitizing the Corpus Rubenianum Ludwig Burchard,” (2013–2016), the Rubenianum organized a seminar on the digitization of art publications. The central theme was the transition from printed volumes to multimedia web-based publications, comparable to the Online Scholarly Catalogue Initiative of the Getty Foundation. At this seminar the current cultural landscape was outlined and a number of projects singled out for special attention, with the aim of providing methods and procedures that may serve as examples within the heritage sector.

You can find abstracts of all the contributions made on this day here. The presentations can be downloaded or consulted online by following the links in the program below. (N.B. In the case of some of the presentations, the text of the lecture has been integrated into the PowerPoint presentation and does not become visible until the presentation has been downloaded.)


09.15-10 a.m | Registration and coffee

  • 10.-10.10 | Welcome: Véronique Van de Kerckhof, Rubenianum
Chair: Saskia Scheltjens, Rubenianum

11.00-11.30 | Coffee

12.20-14.00 | Lunch + optional visit to the Rubens House

Chair: Trudi Noordermeer, University of Antwerp

15.05-15.40 | Coffee

17.15-17.45 | Guided tour of the Rubenianum Collections (optional)


Practical info

Participation in the seminar costs €25 (including cold lunch, coffee and light refreshments). Advance registration is compulsory. Please register before 14 April 2016 by clicking this link

Your registration is not guaranteed until your payment of €25 has been received.  

VZW Antwerp Kunstenstad
Francis Wellesplein 1
2018 Antwerp
BE42 4097 5857 0154
Registration: Rubenianum Seminar “From Book to Byte,” name of participant


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