Learn more about the Philippe Vandenberg Foundation’s research programme and the knowledge, interpretations and collaborations it generates.

Jesse Van Winden, Maarten Liefooghe, Merel van Tilburg, Hélène Vandenberghe and John C. Welchman (from left to right) discussing a work of Philippe Vandenberg during a seminar, 2016. © Philippe Vandenberg Foundation

Conservators treating works of Philippe Vandenberg in his studio in Molenbeek, 2018. © Philippe Vandenberg Foundation


A primordial aim of the Philippe Vandenberg Foundation is to foster knowledge and interpretations about the oeuvre, practice and life of Philippe Vandenberg. Stimulated by research program, a first group of actions focuses on the consolidation of sources by and about the artist. They aim at safeguarding knowledge on Vandenberg for future generations.

Guillaume Vandenberghe, Wouter Davidts and David Anfam (from left to right) in the studio of Philippe Vandenberg in Molenbeek, 2017. © Philippe Vandenberg Foundation


In order for a legacy to keep up with the times, the foundation keeps its interpretations moving. A second group of actions therefore enhances the visibility of the oeuvre and encourages broader art historical interpretations within an international perspective.

Wouter Davidts and Guillaume, the artist’s eldest son, leading a student seminar in the studio of Philippe Vandenberg in Molenbeek, 2017. © Philippe Vandenberg Foundation 


On a regular basis the Philippe Vandenberg Foundation collaborates in research projects with Universities and Art Schools, such as the Faculty of Art, Music and Theatre studies of the Ghent University, the bachelor program conservation and restoration of the Antwerp University and the book binding studio of L’École de la Cambre, Brussels. Encouraging initiatives that engage with the oeuvre of Philippe Vandenberg, ideas or proposals can be directed to:

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Foundation: Education
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Foundation: Dialogues