Harmony in Bright Colors. Memling’s Christ with Singing and Music-making Angels restored


Date: 13/03/2017 - 14/02/2017
Time 10.00 - 18.00

To celebrate the completion of the conservation treatment of Christ with Singing and Music-making Angels by Hans Memling, the Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp and the University of Antwerp will organize a two day symposium.

Register online on the website of the University of Antwerp

Hans Memling, Christ with Singing and Music-making Angels, KMSKA

One of the highlights of the collection of the Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp is Christ with Singing and Music-making Angels attributed to Hans Memling and assistants. For 16 years a team of conservators and scientists have been involved in the complex conservation treatment of these three large panel paintings that undoubtedly belong to the most monumental works in early Netherlandish art.

Lectures by renowned experts

On March 13, lectures will be delivered by (inter)national specialists from famous institutions. In addition to Belgian participants, the programme includes speakers from the Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York), the National Gallery (London) and the National Museum (Krakow). A variety of topics will be covered, among them the restoration treatment, painting technique, research and art historical context. At the end of the day 15th-century music will be performed by Oltremontano in cooperation with Psallentes.

Exclusive visit to the conservation studio

On March 14, the attendants to the symposium are offered the exclusive opportunity to see the restored paintings in the conservation studio of the Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp. A shuttle bus will be provided.

Practical information

  • Please register online before March 7th.
  • The registration fee is € 75 and includes coffee/tea, lunch, drinks and the visit to the conservation studio.
  • When? March 13th (symposium) – March 14th morning only (studio visit).
  • Venue? March 13th: Rubenianum, Kolveniersstraat 20, 2000 Antwerp - March 14th: Conservation studio. A shuttle bus will depart in front of the museum building. More information will be provided in the week before the event.
  • Symposium language will be English.



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