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AREA OF ACTION

ART &
HERITAGE

Study and promote 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 awards grants for doctoral fellowships for art history research (from the 15th to the 18th century) 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: from 1 April to 30 June 2021 —  Application Form

Postdoctoral research fellowship

The Périer-D’Ieteren Foundation grants its support to a European visiting researcher at a Belgian university, to carry out postdoctoral research in the fields of art history or conservation-restoration under the supervision of a member of the university’s teaching staff. The grant will be awarded for a period of three to six months. The Foundation also offers selected researchers complimentary accommodation on its premises for the duration of the fellowship.

Next call for applications: from 1 January to 31 March 2021

Publication Grants

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

Next call for applications: from 1 July to 30 September 2021 —  Application Form

For this year, the application form must be submitted only on electronic support (PDF) sent by email or by Wetransfer (and not sent on paper to the foundation).

Preliminary Study Grants (conservation-restoration)

The Foundation funds a preliminary study for the conservation-restoration of a work that is representative of the history of European art dating from the 14th to the 18th century. It must be carried out by a qualified Belgian conservator and take into account the authenticity of the object, as well as its historical and aesthetic dimensions.

Next call for applications: from 1 July to 30 September 2021 — Application Form

For this year, the application form must be submitted only on electronic support (PDF) sent by email or by Wetransfer (and not sent on paper to the foundation).

Library, image library and archives

This specialized documentation is the result of donations made to the Foundation of library and archive funds which have belonged, in particular, to:     

    • Paul Philippot,
    • Catheline Périer-D’Ieteren,
    • Jean-Luc Pypaert,
    • Roland de Lathuy,
    • Sophie Schneebalg-Perelman,
    • Lucien Basch,
    • Ms. Mercenier.

Our warmest thanks go to these donors for their generous contributions to the Foundation’s library holdings.

The library covers a wide range of artistic creations dating from the 15th to the 18th century, with a special focus on what was produced in the former Southern Netherlands between 1430 and 1570. It also has a special fund dedicated to the technical study of artworks and their conservation and restoration. The image library holds 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 issues. 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.