Art history is a source of information and inspiration for art lovers, collectors and dealers alike. For the fourth year in a row, Brafa has organized the Brafa Art Talks, a series of daily lectures.
This year, the King Baudouin Foundation is curating the Brafa Art Talks. 2017 marks their Heritage Fund’s 30th anniversary and the 10th anniversary of their presence at Brafa. The Heritage Fund is devoted to the conservation and protection of Belgian cultural heritage. Curators, restorers, art world professionals and art market experts will take turns to share their knowledge, covering diverse fascinating subjects.

Daily at 4 pm at the Brafa Lounge - stand 46a



An application made for museums

By Bram Wiercx, ICT & Information manager, FARO. Vlaams steunpunt voor cultureel erfgoed
This new application enables visitors to discover objects shown in museums and cultural heritage centres using...


Multiple perspectives: how objects are perceived differently from culture to culture

By Christian Vrouyr, member of Brafa’s Board of Directors

Our cultural heritage and our contemporary understanding of art both have an undeniable influence on the way we perceive objects from...


From pen to needle

By Catheline Perier, Professor Emeritus, ULB
Bérengère de Laveleye, Curator, Museum of the City of Brussels
Hélène Bartelloni-Cascio, Restorer

Once, a tapestry was worth a...


Big data creates a buzz. How does this effect cultural heritage?

By Alina Saenko, PACKED vzw - Expertisecentrum Digitaal Erfgoed and Matthias Vandermaesen, Vlaamse Kunstcollectie

The significance of data is becoming increasingly clear. This is also true in...


Museum in transition

 By Guido Gryseels, Director, Royal Museum of Central Africa

The Royal Museum of Central Africa is going through a period of transition, and will soon welcome visitors to discover its collections in a...


The collector

 By Dominique Allard, Director, King Baudouin Foundation

Did you know that without private collectors, there would be no Louvre, no Met or Getty Museum? In Belgium too, many museums would not exist...


Rediscovery of a work by the young Van Dijck

By Ben Van Beneden, Director, Rubens House

A major artwork has recently reappeared: ‘The Apostle Matthieu’, painted by Anthony Van Dijck at the very start of his career. It even seems likely that...


Journey to the heart of an artwork

By François de Callataÿ, Head of Department, Royal Library of Belgium
Lieve Watteeuw, Illuminare - Studiecentrum voor Middeleeuwse Kunst, K.U.Leuven - Faculteit Letteren
Fiona Lebecque, Assistant...


Fascinating Egypt

By Jean-Michel Bruffaerts, Scientific associate of the Royal Museums of Art and History in Brussels

Egypt fascinates, and one Belgian in particular, Jean Capart (1877-1947) contributed significantly to...