Juan de Flandes en het Mirifloresretabel, Gesignaleerd en Opgespoord

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In 2003, the Belgrade National Museum was completely renovated and refurbished. The preparations for this included an evaluation of the collections.

As part of this evaluation, the SCI spent a week studying and digitally recording the Dutch and Flemish collection in January 2003.

A remarkable discovery was made during this evaluation. ‘Inventory number 1100’ turned out to be a panel by Juan de Flandes that had been thought to be lost. Not only was the panel presumed lost, but it was also part of a beautiful large five-part altarpiece: The Miraflores Table. The other parts were located in Madrid, Cleveland, Geneva and Antwerp. The panels have had to miss each other for centuries. A restoration and reunification of the panels ensured that a unique exhibition could take place, which received a lot of attention.

The fascinating restoration process and the stunning result is documented in this book.

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