The Centre for the Study of the Flemish Primitives is a specialized research unit at the documentation department of the belgian Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage, a scientific institution of the belgian Federal Science Policy.


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The Study Centre, created in 1949, is specialised in fifteenth-century painting of the Southern Netherlands. It has developed into the initiator of international research on the 'Flemish Primitives'. Its objective is three-fold:
  • to collect art historical documentation,
  • to carry out and encourage scientific research,
  • to produce three series of publications.

The Study Centre welcomes the specialised researcher as well as the non-professional art historian.