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.
Discover the world, between magic and realism, of Raoul Servais, the Belgian pioneer of animated film. Until 6 March, the King Baudouin Foundation is holding an exhibition devoted to his work at the BELvue museum. Can’t get to the museum itself? A 360° virtual visit will take you into the artist’s world.
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.
The Courtin-Bouché Fund has acquired a lot of 17 music manuscripts by the internationally-renowned Belgian composer Philippe Boesmans, who was about to sell the manuscripts individually. The Foundation has thus been able to avoid part of our musical heritage of great value from being dispersed.