2008 > 2013

Promotor(s) : Dr. Joost Vander Auwera

Scientific examination of the 'Rubens Group' at the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, with a catalogue raisonné and Rubens exhibition.

Project leader:

  • Dr Joost Vander Auwera

Scientific Committee:

  • Prof Dr Arnout Balis (VUB)
  • Prof Dr Yvette Vanden Bemden (University of Namur)




  • External: Centrum Rubenianum, Antwerp
  • Internal: the Digital Museum team RMFAB


Scientific database on the 52 artworks in the museum's own collection belonging to the Rubens Group. Detailed catalogue data and extensive visual documentation, from ordinary photos to lab recordings and painting technology analyses. Contains the results of the multi-disciplinary research undertaken in the context of the exhibition Rubens:  A Genius at Work (Brussels, RMFAB, 12.10.2007 - 27.01.2008 ; curators : Dr Joost Vander Auwera and Dr Sabine van Sprang).

The database makes extensive use of the preliminary research undertaken in 2004-2007 by Dr Natasja Peeters (art history), Hélène Dubois (painting technique) and Dr Tine Meganck (art theory), and the follow-up research, with input between 2008 and 2011, by additional researchers Bert Schepers and Eva-Maria Höllerer.