Acquisitions

Early pieces of jewellery by Belgian designers, Georges Simenon’s letters … These are just some of our recent acquisitions that have been made accessible to the general public in various museums and cultural institutions across the country.

The Pierre François Tilmon Fund is particularly pleased to have been able to acquire the only known piece of silver to bear the coat of arms of the Abbey of Notre-Dame de Leffe. The coffee pot is unique in its type and will soon be on public show at the Hôtel de Groesbeeck-de Croix - Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Namur.

The King Baudouin Foundation has acquired a collection of letters written by Georges Simenon to his friend Raymond Ziza. A precious and unprecedented source of information on the life and work of the creator of Commissaire(Inspector) Maigret.

The Count Thierry de Looz-Corswarem Fund has been able to acquire a rare set of four large silver toiletry boxes. They can now be seen at the Cinquantenaire Museum, Brussels.

The Christian Bauwens Fund has been able to buy 7 pieces of designer jewellery from the mythical collection of Nelly Van den Abbeele. A testimony to post-war Belgian savoir-faire. The jewellery will be spotlighted at the opening of the new DIVA.

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