Twenty-six Inuit stone sculptures from the Baker Lake region in Canada can now be admired at the Centre d’Interprétation de la Pierre in Sprimont. This formerly private collection of sculptures was donated to the King Baudouin Foundation to ensure their safeguard for future generations.
At the beginning of this year, the Belgian Heritage Fund (Erfgoedfonds) purchased ‘The Arrival at St. Anneke, with view of Antwerp’ (‘De aankomst in Sint-Anneke, met zicht op Antwerpen’), a work by Hendrik van Minderhout and Jan van Helmont. The painting is being lent to Museum Vleeshuis. This unique illustration of Antwerp in the seventeenth century is thus returning to its native city.
The archives of Arthur Grumiaux, the internationally renowned Belgian violinist, have been given to the King Baudouin Foundation. They have been entrusted to the Belgian Royal Library, where they will be accessible for research and will also be evaluated.
Using NFT (Non Fungible Token) technology to finance and restore physical works of art. Such is the project of Belgian startup company Artts. The Foundation is supporting the project by making available 13 artworks created by strip cartoon artist Didier Comès.