Research on the Origins Of Historical Techniques
Burgundian Black

Given the recent developments in the Covid-19 outbreak and based on the advice of university experts, the management of the University of Antwerp decided to cancel the physical version of the summer schools taking place in June and July. 

This means however that we will start to plan next year’s edition from today onwards. If you want to stay tuned about the launch of the 2021 edition, please sign up for our newsletter (choose Design Sciences).

In the ROOHTS summer school, we offer an intensive programme on black coloured art materials. Scholars with theoretical and practical expertise in historical art technology guide the participants through the programme. Participants receive an introduction to reading, interpreting and evaluation of historical sources. Procedures, tools and materials are discussed while a selection of historical recipes for the manufacture of black dyes and paints are reproduced.


Natalie Ortega
Academic coordinator
Campus Mutsaard
MU.CR 0.12
Blindestraat 9
2000 Antwerpen
Tel. +32 3 265 17 64


Elke Lingier
Administrative coordinator
Campus Mutsaard
Mutsaardstraat 29
2000 Antwerpen
Tel. +32 3 265 19 37