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Treasures to hand down, wonderful stories to share

By François Schuiten, comic book artist and scenographer, and Dominique Allard, Director of the King Baudouin Foundation

The King Baudouin Foundation’s devotion to the transmission of cultural...


Living with Style

By Axel Vervoordt, gallery owner, antique dealer, interior designer....

Axel Vervoordt is considered one of the most original and adventurous collectors and dealers of our time. His is known worldwide for...


The Enchanted Pose rediscovered – When a Magritte hides a Magritte...


By Michael Duffy, Painting Conservator, and Danielle Johnson, Curatorial Assistant, Department of Painting and Sculpture - Museum of Modern Art, New York

During the preparation of the exhibition...


What a mask can say: thoughts on the iconography of a RMCA Luba masterpiece

By Dr Julien VOLPER, art historian, researcher and assistant curator of the section of ethnography at the Royal Museum for Central Africa in Tervuren (RMCA)

The famous horned helmet mask collected by Oscar...


Leonardo da Vinci and The Book Of Doom

By Simon Hewitt, Oxford-trained art historian and art-market journalist since 1985

An investigation into the origins of Leonardo's recently discovered Portrait of Bianca Sforza (1482/3-96) –...


The History and Evolution of Interior Decoration from 1850 to today

By Gerald WATELET, stylist, TV presenter, chef, and… interior designer

Creativity has been a human characteristic since the beginning of time, and consciously or unconsciously, people have always...


New insights into the paintings and drawings of Hieronymus Bosch

By Prof.Dr. Fritz Koreny, former Curator of German and Dutch drawings at the Albertina Graphic Collection (1971-2000) and Professor at the Institute of Art History at the University of Vienna.



The Conservation Process for Antique Tapestries

By YvanMaes De Wit, Director of the Royal Tapestries Manufacturers De Wit

The conservation of a tapestry involves cleaning, visual integration, lining, hanging and storing. All these aspects will be discussed ...


Shipwrecked Secrets: Rediscovering the Ancient World along the Maritime Silk Route.

By Nikolai von Uexkull and Alex Ford, ocean explorers

In the warm tropical seas of South East Asia, there is a world of adventure, ancient shipwrecks, trade routes, and precious cultural finds. Nicolai von...