CONF Oct 9, 2001

Intern. Jheronimus Bosch Congress,'s-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands, Nov 5-7, 2001

Robert-Jan Drift van der

Nov 5-7, 2001
Date: Tue, 09 Oct 2001 08:32:03 +0200

Dear Listmembers,

As a collaborator of the Town Archives of the city of 's-Hertogenbosch (the
Netherlands), I would like to announce the first International Jheronimus Bosch
Congress, to be held in the cities of 's-Hertogenbosch and Rotterdam (Boymans
Van Beuningen Museum).

Robert Jan van der Drift

Recent discoveries to be presented at the first International Bosch Symposium
Jheronimus Bosch revealed? The painter and his world.

For the first time, experts from all over the world will discuss the medieval
painter Jheronimus van Aken, otherwise known as Hieronymus Bosch, at the
International Symposium Jheronimus Bosch revealed? The painter and his world.
this symposium, which will be held in Rotterdam and 's-Hertogenbosch from 5 to

November 2001, scholars will present new findings from art-historical and
archival research on Hieronymus Bosch and his time. The symposium will take
place concurrently with the exhibition devoted to many of Bosch's works at the
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam. It is heralded as one of the
events of the 'Hieronymus Bosch Year, 2001', announced by 's-Hertogenbosch, the
town where this renowned painter lived. The symposium is being organised
by the Municipal Archives of 's-Hertogenbosch, the University of Nijmegen and
the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen.

Recent discoveries
Only about twenty paintings are accepted as works by Hieronymus Bosch. These
found in important museums throughout the world, and have been on loan to the
show in Rotterdam since 1 September 2001. Details about the master's life and
work are scarce, however, recent research has uncovered a great deal of new
information on Bosch's paintings. These discoveries, together with recently
unearthed archival material relating to his life and work will be presented for
the first time at the symposium.

Bosch experts
Participating lecturers include Prof. Dr. Jos Koldeweij and other experts who
organised the Rotterdam exhibition, as well as international art historians
as Prof. Dr. Gerd Unverfehrt (Goettingen, Germany), Prof. Dr. Fritz Koreny
(Vienna, Austria), Dr. Eric de Bruyn (Brussels, Belgium), Prof. Dr. Reindert
Falkenburg (Berkeley CA, USA) and Dr. Roger Marijnissen (Brussels, Belgium).
symposium programme includes visits to the exhibition in Rotterdam and the city
of 's-Hertogenbosch, special concerts presenting music from Bosch's time,
dinners, etc. The registration fee is NLG 350.00 (Euro 160.00). For additional
information about the symposium and requests for the registration form, please
visit the following website: (information in

Editor's note:
For additional information, please contact Mr Jac. Biemans, Education and
Relations Manager at the Municipal Archives of 's-Hertogenbosch: tel. (0031)

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