De Vlaamse Primitieven in Brugge

De Vlaamse Primitieven in Brugge

Five centuries ago, Bruges was home to the Flemish Primitives. At the time, Bruges was one of the most important cities in Europe: an international centre of trade and meeting place for foreign merchants. It is this medieval Bruges through which we are guided by Till-Holger Borchert, director of the Bruges Museums. The wealth of the city and its art-loving inhabitants attracted dozens of artists.
De Vlaamse Primitieven in Brugge
Till-Holger Borchert
Brussel: Ludion, 2019
126 p. : ill.
9789493039094 (paperback)
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736.2 (SISO) Kunststromingen ; Vlaamse primitieven (ZIZO)

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About Till-Holger Borchert

Till-Holger Borchert (born 1967, in Hamburg) is a German art historian and writer specialising in 14th and 15th-century art. He has been the chief curator of the Groeningemuseum and Arentshuis museums in Bruges between 2003 and 2014. In December 2014, he was appointed as artistic director of the Municipal Museums in Bruges.

He has been teaching in Europe and the US and curated a number of major exhibitions, including "Memling's Portraits", which showed in Bruges, at the Frick Collection in New York and the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum in Madrid, and "Memling: Rinascimento fiammingo" in Rome in 2014/15. He is also one of the curators of the Bruges Triennial for contemporary art and architecture.


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