Summer Course for the Study of the Arts in Flanders - The Age of Rubens

Call for applications

The 7th edition of the Summer Course for the Study of the Arts in Flanders will focus on ‘The Age of Rubens’. Annually, the Summer Course brings a select group of 18 highly qualified young researchers to Flanders. They are offered an intensive 11-day programme of lectures, discussions, and visits related to a specific art historical period of Flemish art.


The Summer Course provides the participants with a clear insight into the Flemish art collections from the period at hand, as well as into the current state of research on the topic. The target group are PhD students and researchers at the beginning of their (academic) career.

This edition will be held from June 18 until June 28, 2023.

Excursions will be made to Antwerp, Mechelen, Leuven, Scherpenheuvel, Bruges, Ghent, Liège and Brussels.

The language of the Summer Course is English.

The preliminary programme and all information on how to apply can be found on the website of Flemish Art Collection.


The Summer Course for the study of the arts in Flanders is a joint initiative of KMSKA (Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp), Musea Brugge, Museum of Fine Arts Ghent, M Leuven, Mu.ZEE (Ostend), Ghent University, KU Leuven, Rubenianum, Flemish Research Centre for the Arts in the Burgundian Netherlands and Flemish Art Collection. Structural content partners are: Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage (KIK/IRPA), Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium and KBR (Royal Library of Belgium).

This edition is coordinated by Flemish Art Collection, KMSKA and Rubenianum.