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 house. Which is far from astonishing when you discover the secrets of their fabrication. The restoration of Pieter Coecke van Aelst’s design on cardboard for the ‘Martyrdom of Saint-Paul’ tapestry, held at the Museum of the City of Brussels, led to the most fascinating discoveries. 

Languages: FR & NL