Art, Natural Science, Local History and the New World in Counter-Reformation Antwerp: The Collection of the Portuguese Merchant-Banker Emmanuel Ximenes
Other involved scholars: Christine Göttler
Cooperation Partners: University of Bern
In collaboration with Christine Göttler (University of Bern) the project investigates one of the most splendid collections in early seventeenth-century Antwerp, that of the Portuguese merchant-banker Emmanuel Ximenes, a neighbor and contemporary of Peter Paul Rubens. One of the points of interest is that the collection housed an alchemical laboratory, which was used for the production of glass. A full description of the project is available on the website of the Institute for Art History of the University of Bern.