Rubenianum Fund

The Rubenianum Fund was set up within the King Baudouin Foundation in 2010 to support research on Rubens in Antwerp under the patronage of His Royal Highness Prince Hans-Adam II von und zu Liechtenstein.


The Fund’s primary object is to ensure that the Corpus Rubenianum Ludwig Burchard, the multi-volume catalogue of the oeuvre of Rubens, is completed. The first of the 42 projected volumes appeared in 1968. The Fund hopes to raise the necessary financial resources for the publication of the final 17 parts by relying on a system of patronage. An intensified fundraising campaign has appreciably accelerated the publication pace, and the final volume in the series is expected to be published in 2020.

The Rubenianum Fund supports the annual Rubenianum Fellowship, a scholarship for promising American art historians who come to Antwerp to conduct research on the Flemish art of the 16th or 17th century.



Donors who wish to provide substantial support to the Rubenianum and the Corpus Rubenianum Ludwig Burchard can join the Rubenianum Fund. Depending on the sum donated, such donors thereby become Members (min. €5,000), Benefactors (min. €25,000) or Trustees (min €200,000) of the Fund.