Welcome to Technart 2019

The University of Antwerp (AXES group) and Musea Brugge (Municipal Museums of Bruges) have the pleasure to invite you to the 2019 edition of Technart. The sixth edition of this biannual conference will take place in the historic city centre of Bruges (Belgium), which is listed as UNESCO world heritage

The conference will take place in the medieval Saint John's Hospital (Oud Sint-Jan), one of the oldest European infirmaries. This is located in the heart of the city, close to the Cathedral and at walking distance to various heritage sites such as the Groeningemuseum, the Chapel of the Holy Blood, the Belfry, the Beguinage, etc.

According to UNESCO, Bruges (Brugge in Flemish) is an outstanding example of a medieval settlement, which has maintained its historic fabric over the centuries, with various original Gothic constructions forming the town's identity.  

In the 15th century, Brugge was the cradle of the Flemish Primitives and a centre of patronage and painting for artists such as Jan van Eyck and Hans Memling. Many of their works were exported and influenced painting styles all over Europe. Exceptionally important collections have remained in the city until today.

We hope to welcome you there!

Koen Janssens (University of Antwerp)

Geert Van der Snickt (University of Antwerp)

Luc Van 't dack (University of Antwerp)

Till-Holger Borchert (Musea Brugge)

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Next to 7 plenary lecture, 9 keynote lectures and three parallel streams of oral presentations, the meeting will also include two (extensive) poster sessions.

Bruges, 7-10 May 2019

Hans Memling's Sibylla Sambetha, one of the many 15th C masterpieces on view in Bruges.

Organising Partners

Musea BruggeAXESUniversity of Antwerp - AXES groupFlemish research centre for the arts in the Burgundian Netherlands

all pictures on this website are courtesy of Jan Dhondt