Jheronimus Bosch 500
During the years from 2010 until the end of 2020, the Netherlands, the city of ’s‑Hertogenbosch, citizens and guests will be commemorating the 500th anniversary of the death of one of the great Dutch masters - Jheronimus Bosch (ca. 1450 – 1516) - with the international event Jheronimus Bosch 500.

Exhibition Jheronimus Bosch

2016: it's for the first time that so many of Bosch’s works will be on show in the same place!

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International dance project’s apotheosis at Festival ement

World premieres of five short choreographies on 26 and 27 March 2014

After spending a year in Jheronimus Bosch’s world, five, young international choreographers will present five brief performances on Wednesday 26 and Thursday 27 March 2014 during the 15th edition of Festival Cement at the Verkadefabriek in ‘s-Hertogenbosch. The world premieres are the result of the B project, a stichting Jheronimus Bosch 500 initiative. In cooperation with four foreign partners, five talented choreographers from five different countries were selected to explore the medieval painter’s universe and translate this into dance in the Bosch cities. Alongside ’s-Hertogenbosch, the works will also be performed in B Project’s partner cities: London, Paris, Vienna and Venice.
A year ago, B Project started witha week-long stay in Pinkafeld, a village near Vienna where choreographers Maxence Rey (France), Claire Cunningham (Great Britain), Giorgia Nardin (Italy), Dante Murillo (Austria) and Jan Martens (The Netherlands) were introduced to each other and Bosch’s work. This heralded the start of an inspiring adventure during which the choreographers were inundated with information on the painter and his universe. Every partner city provided a residence programme for the choreographers based on the specific knowledge available there concerning Bosch. Scientists and artists collaborated on the project and enriched the choreographers with insights into, among other things, modern art, the cultural-historical perspective, technical-scientific research and the historical aspects of Bosch’s work.
The participants’ choreographic research was shared with local audiences in various ways. The highlight being a three-hour improvisation at the National Gallery in London. Surrounded by paintings by Bosch and other masters, and watched by a fascinated museum visitors, the choreographers provided a peek at their personal visual languages inspired by a painter who died almost 500 years ago.
B Project will be performed in two parts at Festival Cement. In B Project I Giorgia Nardin and Dante Murillo will present their choreographies All dressed up with nowhere to go and Rockers. Give me a reason to live by Claire Cunningham, Ode to the attempt by Jan Martens and Curiosities by Maxence Rey have been brought together under the title B Project II.

B Project I, Verkadefabriek: 26 March 19:00, 27 March 17:00 and 22:00.
B Project II, Verkadefabriek 26 March 21:00, 27 March 17:00 and 22:00.
B Project is a stichting Jheronimus Bosch 500 initiative.
Partners: Dansateliers Rotterdam, Festival Cement, D.ID Dance Identity (Pinkafeld/Vienna), Dance Umbrella (London), La Briqueterie/CDC du Val de Marne (Paris), Comune di Bassano del Grappa (Bassano/Venice)
For further information on the individual performances and the festival’s programme: www.festivalcement.nl.

Venetian Bosch works to return to artist's city of birth

Gekruisigde martelares
The works by Jheronimus Bosch currently located in Venice, Hermit Saints Triptych and Crucified Martyr as well as the Visions of the Hereafter, will be exhibited in the Netherlands city of 's-Hertogenbosch in 2016. In 2016 it will be 500 years ago that the famous painter died in 's-Hertogenbosch, the place where he lived and worked. The city commemorates that with a three-month international loan exhibition. Late 2011, the two triptychs and four panels were examined in the Venetian museums by a team of scientists from the Netherlands, Canada and the USA. Conservation appeared necessary. That will be realised next year with financial contributions from the Bosch Research & Conservation Project and a grant from the Getty Foundation (Los Angeles) as part of its Panel Paintings Initiative. The conservation treatment will be completed when the works come to The Noordbrabants Museum in 's?Hertogenbosch for the exhibition Bosch Visions. On 28 May in Venice, the final signatures will be placed on the conservation and loan agreements.   The research team of the Bosch Research and Conservation Project (BRCP) carried out the study that preceded the treatment. The BRCP is an international art-historical study. Modern technology is used for a fundamental re-evaluation of the works by Jheronimus Bosch (ca. 1450-1516). In this project, art historians, curators and restorers from institutions all over the world work together to analyse and preserve the works of one of the most creative artists of all times. The study is an initiative of the Jheronimus Bosch 500 Foundation, The Noordbrabants Museum and Radboud University, Nijmegen. It is supported by Queen’s University, Kingston (Ontario, Canada) and the Stichting Restauratie Atelier Limburg (SRAL), Maastricht (the Netherlands) and the University of Arizona, Tucson (US). Jheronimus Bosch lived and worked in 's?Hertogenbosch from about 1450 until his death in 1516. The surrealistic artist achieved immortality as innovator of the existing imagery tradition. Jheronimus Bosch's legacy includes roughly 45 objects. The paintings and drawings are preserved and managed in eighteen collections, divided over fifteen cities, spread out over ten countries and two continents. BRCP studies the objects in close cooperation with the owners of the works. The year 2016 will see the culmination of the commemoration event Jheronimus Bosch 500 that was started in 2010. 's-Hertogenbosch will kick off the commemoration year with the exhibition Bosch Visions at The Noordbrabants Museum in 's?Hertogenbosch. We are already certain that an unprecedented number of Bosch's works can then be admired in one exhibition. After two years of renovation and building activities, 24 May The Noordbrabants Museum in 's-Hertogenbosch was reopened by Princess Beatrix. The two Venetian triptychs are kept in the Gallerie dell’Accademia, the four panels in Palazzo Grimani. The conservation project  will be carried out in Venice by a team of Italian and Dutch experts and three young international conservators, who will receive training as part of the Getty Foundation grant. On 28 May, Giovanna Damiani, Soprintendente Speciale per il Patrimonio storico, artistico ed etnoantropologico e per il Polo Museale della città di Venezia e dei comuni della Gronda lagunare and the representatives of the BRCP and The Noordbrabants Museum will be signing the cooperation agreements in the presence of Jet Bussemaker, the Dutch Minister for Education, Culture and Science.

Discover the pilot website: http://boschproject.org