The Pionier Award 2023 was awarded to Prof Lieve Watteeuw and the team of the Book Heritage Lab and VIEW, for their pioneering research on medieval miniatures with new laboratory techniques, particularly on the Anjou Bible.
The Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Science and the Arts has awarded Wendy Wauters the Mgr. Charles de Clercq prize 2022 for her work “De beroering van de religieuze ruimte. De belevingswereld van kerkgangers in de Antwerpse Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekerk, ca. 1450-1566”.
Prof. Barbara Baert, associated researcher at Illuminare, is awarded the Warburg-Professur 2023.
The scholarly journal Simiolus has awarded Daan van Heesch the Bader Prize 2019 for his article “Paulus de Kempenaer and the Political Exploitation of Hieronymus Bosch in the Dutch Revolt”.
Jeroen Luyckx, PhD Candidate at Illuminare, has received a fellowship from The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
On 20 October 2016, the KU Leuven coffered a doctorate honoris causa to Lorne Campbell (1946).