Coronavirus COVID-19 update

The Rubenianum reading room is open, but reservation is mandatory. Unfortunately, events still cannot take place on site and opinions on art-historical subjects cannot be provided.

Rubenianum reading room reopened 11 May

The Rubenianum takes responsibility in preventing the further spread of the coronavirus COVID-19. That is why our research institute was closed until 10 May 2020.

The reading room of the Rubenianum has reopened on Monday 11 May, under stricter conditions: 

  • You are welcome from Monday to Friday, between 9 A.M.-12 P.M. and 1 P.M.- 4 P.M.
  • Reservation is mandatory, since seats are limited. Reserve your seat via mail before 3 P.M. of the previous workday. Wait until our colleagues confirm your reservation!
  • Order all books and documentation you want to consult on beforehand through the collection catalogue, 8 A.M. of the same day at the latest.
  • The use of a face mask is mandatory. Please bring your own.

The Rubenianum is organizing a digital library service to meet your research needs (max. 30 scans). Do not hesitate to contact us via

You may find more information on our online search tools and services here

Events postponed

All planned activities are postponed. Visitors that already bought a ticket or registered for a lecture or study day, will be informed personally. We will contact you with more details as soon as possible. 

Other services on hold

At the moment, we are unable to provide opinions on art-historical subjects

More information

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