Project

In search of a national (s)cul(p)ture. Belgian sculptors abroad and foreign sculptors in Belgium (c. 1815-1916)

Duration
01 January 2012 → 31 October 2017
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Humanities
    • History
    • Art studies and sciences
    • Visual arts
Keywords
national schools 19th century sculpture Belgium (trans)nationality culturele transfers cultural transfers
 
Project description

This project researches the social and cultural phenomenon of transnational exchange and

nationals ‘schools’ in the 19th century, via the less studied field of sculpture, and with Belgium

as a case. Importance is paid to the reciprocity of the exchanges: the presence and reception

of Belgian sculptors abroad, as well as the sojourns and exhibiting of foreign sculptors in

Belgium.