Discover Philippe Vandenberg’s archive and the Foundation’s oral history project.

Philippe Vandenberg painting in his studio in the Hofstraat in Ghent, 1981. © Ip Man

View of the archives infrastructure of the Ghent University Library, 2018.


Ghent University Library acquired the Philippe Vandenberg archives in 2016. They are an invaluable source of information for anyone interested in the work, life and practice of Philippe Vandenberg. They contain, amongst others, published and unpublished writings, correspondence, photographs, films, dossiers relating to museums, galleries and exhibitions, exhibition ephemera and publications.

The archives are available for consultation in the rare books reading room of Ghent University Library upon reservation (open weekdays between 9.00 am and 5.00 pm).

Jan Vanden Berghe, a close friend of Philippe Vandenberg, being interviewed during the oral history project, 2017. © Philippe Vandenberg Foundation

Oral history

Philippe Vandenberg shared his creative vision and process with those living and working around him. They include family and friends, artists and scholars, collaborators and collectors. The oral history project documented the unique and invaluable perspectives into his artistic philosophy and working methods these individuals possess during thirty interviews. The interviews are disclosed in the Archives of Philippe Vandenberg and can be consulted upon reservation.

pijl links
Philippe Vandenberg: Press