RKD Netherland Institute for art History
In addition, the newly developed MARKS ON ART database features marks in the form of transfer rubbings, which were collected by Herman De Smedt. For a concise overview of the contents of Herman De Smedt's entire archive, see the description in RKDcollections here.
For this project the RKD collaborates with Illuminare – Centre for the Study of Medieval Art (KU Leuven, Belgium), that among other things keeps the documentation on Flemish retables collected by Hans Nieuwdorp. By joining forces to provide access to specialist documentation the two institutes aim to increase the significance of this material for scholars and to promote interest in sculpture from the Middle Ages.
In collaboration with Illuminare the project Digital Corpus of Flemish Retables started in September 2016 under the supervision of Suzanne Laemers (RKD) and Jan Van der Stock (Illuminare) and is carried out by Iris Ippel (RKD), Olivia Puzzolante (Illuminare) and Hannah De Moor (Illuminare).