Study and spread European art (15th to 18th centuries), particularly from the Southern Netherlands. Contribute to the development of the scientific investigation of artworks, collaborate in heritage conservation-restoration expertise and encourage research in restoration history.

Fellowships and funding

Doctoral thesis fellowship

The Foundation grants a doctoral fellowship for research on 15th to 18th century Art History at the Université Libre de Bruxelles. This one-year fellowship can be renewed three times. A call for applications will be put out every year in April.

Next call for applications: April 2019Application Form

Research fellowship

The Foundation offers its support to a Belgian researcher or researcher with international mobility engaged in post-doctoral research on Art History or Conservation-Restoration at the Université Libre de Bruxelles. This researcher will have obtained a doctorate at least four years before. The researcher will reside on the Foundation’s premises.

Next call for applications: October 2018

Publication Grants

Every year, the Foundation awards grants for the publication of a doctoral thesis or a publication that represents a significant advance in the fields of European art history (14th to 18th centuries), conservation-restoration or plastic arts technologies.

Next call for applications: June 2018Application Form

Preliminary Study Grants (conservation-restoration)

The Foundation funds a preliminary study for the conservation-restoration of a work that is representative of European Art History from the 14th to 18th centuries. It must be carried out by a qualified Belgian conservator and take into account the authenticity of the object as well as the historic and aesthetic dimensions.

Next call for applications: June 2018Application Form

Library, image library and archives

The library covers all artistic territories between the 15th and 18th centuries, with a special focus on what was produced in the former Southern Netherlands between 1430 and 1570. It also has a specialised fund dedicated to the technological study of artworks and their conservation and restoration. The image library owns an important collection of images, particularly of Flemish paintings, Brabant altarpieces and mural paintings. Several sections illustrate the different artistic techniques and specific conservation-restoration problems. The archives contain documents from studies carried out by Catheline Périer-D’Ieteren, Paul Philippot and Sophie Schneebalg-Perelman in the fields of art history and conservation-restoration.