Gent, Belgium

Belgian Fin de Siècle 1880-1914

when 24 June 2018 - 4 July 2018
language English
duration 2 weeks
fee EUR 1089

The fourth edition of the Summer Course for the Study of the Arts in Flanders focuses on Belgian Fin de Siècle Art (1880-1914). This Summer Course takes place from June 24 through July 4, 2018. It is coordinated by the Museum of Fine Arts in Ghent, the Royal Museum of Fine Arts in Antwerp, Mu.ZEE Ostend and the Flemish Art Collection. Excursions will be made to Ghent, Bruges, Ostend, Brussels, Paris, Namur and Antwerp.

Target group

Participants have a master's degree or are PhD-student, junior curator or restorer and they are specialised in Belgian Fin de Siècle Art. The master's degree was earned maximum 10 years ago.

Course aim

The aim of the Summer Course is to bring to Flanders, annually, a select group of 20 national and international, highly qualified young researchers. They are presented with an intensive 11-day programme of lectures, discussions, and visits related to a specific course theme within Flemish art. This theme varies annually, with a focus each year on a different art-historical period.

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 available and most suited research methods, the state of the research and the research needs. We expect active participation from the participants, with a discussion following each lecture.

Fee info

EUR 1089: The participation fee of the Summer Course is fixed at €1089 per person. The fee includes the full 11-day programme, 10 overnight hotel stays in a single-occupancy room, all transportation within the programme, all entry tickets, 2 receptions, 5 lunches and 5 dinners. Not included in the participation fee is the transportation to and from Belgium.


To facilitate students with limited financial means the organisation of the Summer Course for the Study of the Arts in Flanders has made available 2 grants of €544,5 each. The recipients of the grant will pay a reduced participation fee of €544,5 instead.