The website closertovaneyck.kikirpa.be has expanded with new macro photos and scientific imagery of 20 works by Jan Van Eyck and his workshop from 11 European museums. The zoom function invites scholars to study the high-resolution images in microscopic magnification and the split-screen function allows comparison among different types of images. All images are available in open access and were made by the Imagery Unit of the Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage (KIK-IRPA, Brussels) using state-of-the-art equipment and a standardized protocol. This work was completed by the VERONA project led by the Centre for the Study of the Flemish Primitives at KIK-IRPA. The Centre’s art historians and the specialized photographers will continue to document works throughout Europe and abroad until 2019, after which the complete oeuvre of Jan van Eyck and his workshop will be available online.
The VERONA-project is financed by the Belgian Science Policy Office (BELSPO) in the framework of its BRAIN-programme and is realised with the support of Musea Brugge and the collaboration of Closer to Van Eyck.
Project partners: Closer to Van Eyck; Kenniscentrum vzw, Bruges; Universiteit Antwerpen; Universum Digitalis; Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Museum partners: Antwerp: Koninklijk Museum voor Schone Kunsten, Rockoxhuis | Berlin: Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Gemäldegalerie | Bruges: Musea Brugge | Dresden: Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister | Frankfurt: Städel Museum | Madrid: Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza | Paris: Musée du Louvre | Rotterdam: Museum Boijmans van Beuningen | ‘s-Hertogenbosch: Het Noordbrabants Museum | Sibiu: Brukenthal National Museum | Vienna: Kunsthistorisches Museum, Gemäldegalerie | Washington: National Gallery of Art.