INSIDE THE FAIR
BRAFA loves culture, and loves to share it! Daily at 4 pm, BRAFA offers a talk by a renowned art-world expert specializing in curating, restoration or the art market.
Knowledge of art history is important to art lovers, collectors and dealers alike. For the third year in a row, BRAFA has therefore joined forces with the non-profit association BIAPAL to organize the BRAFA ART TALKS, a series of daily lectures. Curators, collectors, restorers and experts in the art market will take turns to share their knowledge and expertise, covering subjects as diverse as modern painting, Old Master drawings, restoration techniques, Egyptology, non-European art, floral decoration and the art of collecting.
The most valuable of all ancient coins is to be found in Brussels!
By François de Callataÿ, Head of Department at the Royal Library of Belgium and member of the Royal Academy of Belgium.
Belgium is the proud possessor of the tetradrachm of Aitna, which was...
The Ghent Floralies Show 2016 – a dynamic city festival
By Dirk De Cock, Director of the Ghent Floralies.
In spring 2016, the Ghent Flower Show will take on a new dynamic, interactive form, as an innovative urban festival. The unique, ten-day event has taken place ...
Masterpieces of Ukiyo-e at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London
By Julia Hutt, curator of Japanese art in the Asian Department at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London
The V&A has one of the largest and most important collections of Japanese prints and...
The strength of the avant-garde
By Paul Dujardin, CEO, and Sophie Lauwers, Head of Exhibitions of the Centre for Fine Arts (BOZAR-Brussels).
In 2016 BOZAR is discovering the meaning and heritage of avant-garde through 6 different...
Carbon-14 dating in art - From fake objects to false assumptions
By Emmanuel Vartanian, physicist, and Céline Roque, art historian, Re.S.Artes Laboratory (A Scientific Approach to Art and Cultural Heritage) – Bordeaux.
Over the last few decades, carbon-14...
From Floris to Rubens – Great Master drawings from a Belgian private collection
By Stefaan Hautekeete, Conservator of the collection of ancient drawings at the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium. The talk will be conducted in the presence of the collector. Introduction by Dominique...
Art as an investment strategy
-Harold t'Kint de Roodenbeke /...
1824-2015: The Egizio Museum, from Collecting to Connections
Egyptomania became even more widespread throughout Europe following Napoleon’s Egyptian campaign in 1798. This was when the French Consul ...
The MEG (Ethnographic Museum of Geneva): a story of collections, passion and works of art
By Boris Wastiau, Director of the Ethnographic Museum of Geneva
The new MEG (Ethnographic Museum of Geneva) is the most recently created museum in Geneva. With a rich collection of over 70,000 objects from...