The King Baudouin Foundation’s Art Nouveau collection


By Prof. Dr. Werner Adriaenssens, Curator of 20th Century Collections, Museum Art & History, Brussels

Art Nouveau, which reached its peak around 1900, was the first truly Belgian style. It is associated with architecture and the decorative arts. Its main representatives include Victor Horta, Paul Hankar, Henry van de Velde and Philippe Wolfers. In over 20 years, the King Baudouin Foundation has built up an important collection of Belgian Art Nouveau masterpieces. Each artwork has a fascinating history that will be explained in the historical context.

Talk given in: French
Join us at 4pm at the stand King Baudouin Foundation n°131

Talk followed at 4.45pm by a short presentation of Why protecting heritage is a public/private story: the functioning of the Vlaamse Topstukkenraad (Council for the protection of the exceptional movable heritage in Flanders)