Past symposia

From 2011 onwards

Step by Step: Visualizing and asserting power in Netherlandish joyous entries

  • Digital conference on 10 and 11 December 2020
  • An event that offered a deeper understanding of the early modern festivities held in the Netherlands to assert and negotiate power between the ruler and the ruled.
  • Link to the page

Artistic Relations between Antwerp and Genoa, 1550-1650

Antwerp as a European Print Factory

  • 3 June 2019
  • On June, 3rd, Forum BildDruckPapier held a lecture day at the Rubenianum on Antwerp graphics, as part of its annual congress (2-4 June 2019).
  • Link to the page
  • Download the brochure

Herkomst Van Herck ('Origin of Van Herck')

Many Antwerp Hands

  • 5-6 November 2018
  • Collaborations in Netherlandish Art, 1400-1750
  • Link to the page

Een model daeraf alreede gemaeckt ('Already made a model of that' written in dialect)

  • 15 March 2018
  • The Quellinus dynasty as an artistic design and construction company in 17th-century Antwerp
  • Link to the page (in Dutch)

Brains in boxes. Onderzoeksarchieven bewaard en ontsloten ('Brains in boxes. Research archives preserved and made accessible')

  • 18 December 2017
  • Study day during which art historical archives were contextualised in relation to a specific type of archives: research and/or science archives
  • Download the programme (in Dutch)

From book to byte. Art publications in transition 

Likeness and Kinship: Artistic Families from the Seventeenth Century Portrayed

  • 22 June 2015
  • Accompanied the exhibition Rubens in Private. On the master’s portraits of his family in the Rubenshuis.
  • Download the programme

(Erf)Goed Documenteren: Over de relatie tussen archief en documentatie (‘Good practice in documenting heritage: on the relationship between archives and documentation’)

Considering Women in the Early Modern Low Countries

  • 24-25 April 2015
  • Organized by the University of Antwerp and UNC Charlotte, in partnership with the Rubenianum.
  • Download the programme

[Un]dressing Rubens: Fashion and Painting in Seventeenth-Century Antwerp

  • 8-9 May 2014
  • In partnership with the Catholic University of Leuven
  • Proceedings published in A. Newman, L. Nijkamp (eds.), Undressing Rubens. Fashion and Painting in Seventeenth-Century Antwerp, London, 2019.

Picturing Ludwig Burchard (1886-1960): An historiographical analysis of a Rubens scholar

  • 6 December 2013
  • Proceedings published in L. Nijkamp, K. Bulckens, P. Valkeneers (eds.), Picturing Ludwig Burchard, 1886-1960: A Rubens Scholar in Art-Historiographical Perspective, Turnhout, 2015.

Reading the Inventory: The Collection of the Portuguese Merchant-Banker Emmanuel Ximenez’ in Early Seventeenth-Century Antwerp

  • 29-30 November 2012
  • An event organized by the Institute of Art History, University of Bern and the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin, in partnership with the Rubenianum and the Museum Plantin-Moretus, Antwerp.

Rubens and the Thirty Years War

  • 10-11 May 2012
  • Organized by the University of Antwerp and the Society for Court Studies/University of Massachusetts, Boston, in partnership with the Rubenianum.

The Notion of the Painter Architect in Italy and the Southern Netherlands

  • 1-3 December 2011
  • In partnership with the University of Antwerp
  • Proceedings published in P. Lombaerde (ed.), ‘The Notion of the Painter-Architect in Italy and the Southern Low Countries’, in Architectura Moderna: architectural exchanges in Europe, 16th-17th centuries, 11, Turnhout, 2014.