Het Rubenianum biedt specifieke faciliteiten aan voor professionele onderzoekers die aan een academische instelling zijn verbonden en die werken over Vlaamse kunst uit de 16de en 17de eeuw.



Het Rubenianum ondersteunt gastonderzoekers in het kader van hun onderzoek naar 16de- en 17de-eeuwse Vlaamse kunst en cultuur. De onderzoeker deelt een kantoor met alle faciliteiten met andere gastonderzoekers, geniet vrije toegang tot de collecties en kan symposia en lezingen bijwonen of organiseren in het Rubenianum.

De onderzoeker wordt aangemoedigd om actief te participeren aan de activiteiten van de onderzoeksgemeenschap waartoe ook de stafleden van het Rubenshuis behoren, en bij te dragen aan lopende onderzoeksprojecten in huis. De staf van het Rubenianum staat gastonderzoekers bij met raad en daad en zorgt waar nodig voor introducties bij andere instellingen. Gastonderzoekers kunnen hun onderzoek ook presenteren op interuniversitaire seminars in Leuven en Gent.


Voor wie?

Voor doctoraatsstudenten, postdoctorale onderzoekers en professoren die verbonden zijn aan een academische instelling.



Meer info via rubenianum@stad.antwerpen.be of telefonisch via 0032 (0)3 201 15 77.


Huidige Gastonderzoekers

  • Suzanne Duff – Brown University/UAntwerpen

Doctoraatsproject: The Antwerp Saint Luke’s Guild: Its Impact on Artistic Production and Identity, 1556-1663

  • Dr. Teresa Esposito – Universiteit Gent, gastonderzoeker bij het Rubenianum tot eind juni 2019

Postdoctoraal onderzoeksproject: Phantasiaand inventio:bridging philosophy and art theory in early modern Low Countries

  • Kendra Grimmett – BAEF/Rubenianum Fellow 2018-2019, University of Pennsylvania

Doctoraatsproject: The Heroic Male Nude and the Embodied Viewer around 1600

  • Sabrina Lind – Universiteit Gent/Università di Verona/FWO Vlaanderen

Doctoraatsproject: An artistic large-scale project as career stepping-stone? The joyous entry of the Cardinal-Infante Ferdinand of Spain into Antwerp (1635)

  • Dr. Petra Maclot – KU Leuven/FWO Vlaanderen

Postdoctoraal onderzoeksproject: Houses and Studios of Visual Artists in Ancien Régime Antwerp


Getuigenissen van gastonderzoekers

Adam S. Eaker
Assistant Curator in The Department of European Paintings at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York 
BAEF Fellow 2012-2013

“Even with the digitalization of books there are still many old periodicals and monographs, including works from the eighteenth and the nineteenth century, that I have only ever been able to access here in this collection.”

“For someone in my field the Rubenianum is legendary. It has been amazing to me working here how the names that were just legends for me are people I encounter at the water cooler or making a cup of coffee and get to talk to now on a day-to-day basis about my research.”

Adam S. Eaker vertelt over zijn ervaringen in een videofragment.


Abigail D. Newman
Princeton University, Department of Art and Archaeology, PhD
BAEF Fellow 2013-2016

“The phenomenal library and archival collections of the Rubenianum have been of critical use to me.”

“Being welcomed into this vibrant and dynamic art historical community has been a wonderful experience. The many conferences, workshops, and lectures organized by the Rubenianum are attended by scholars from near and far, enabling me to engage with a wide array of colleagues whose work and interests intersect with my own.”


Sarah Joan Moran
Postdoctoral research fellow, Swiss National Research Foundation 2013-2015

“Being based at the Rubenianum, with its outstanding library and visual archive, has been absolutely essential to the success of my research.”

“The collections and the collegial environment together make the Rubenianum, in my opinion, the single best place to conduct research on early modern Netherlandish art, and I am very grateful for the time I have been able to spend there.” 


Aaron Hyman
UC Berkeley, History of Art Department, PhD Candidate
BAEF Fellow 2015-2016

“To list the ways that being affiliated with the Rubenianum has streamlined my work would be to sell this experience short. For it has enabled a speed and efficiency of research that I hadn’t known was possible. Even coming from US institutions with incredibly rich libraries, it was hard for me to imagine a place that has virtually everything published (and many times not even published) on my topics of inquiry; in turn, I have accomplished research that might have taken several days and weeks in the States in the space of an afternoon with a stack of books shelved steps away from my desk.” 

“The Rubenianum’s prominent standing as a meeting point for both Belgian and international art historical audiences has made it an ideal venue from which to take the temperature of the field of Flemish art history. There is no other institution that so perfectly positions a young academic to meet major scholars in the field, to benefit from seeing specialists in conversation and debate, and to compare art histories practiced in the US and in Europe.”