Acquisitions

A 16th century wall tapestry, probably made in Tournai and bearing witness to various styles from the early Renaissance, has found its place at the TAMAT in Tournai. The Claire and Michel Lemay Fund enabled this mysterious tapestry to be acquired.

The Philippe de Dorlodot Collection, donated to the King Baudouin Foundation, has been entrusted to the Moretus Plaintin University Library in Namur. The collection consists of over 600 works printed in the 16th century by the famous Renaissance typographer Christophe Plantin.

Thanks to a generous donation made to the King Baudouin Foundation, the Royal Belgian Institute for Natural Sciences in Brussels, has now welcomed the skeleton of a woolly rhinoceros dating from the Ice Age. It is a rare specimen that is also in a remarkable state of conservation.

On 30 June, the Art and History Museum is re-opening its doors to the public after 3 months’ closure. The ‘Wolfers shop’ will be exhibiting a sculpture by Philippe Wolfers, and, soon after, silver cutlery commissioned by Victor Horta from Wolfers Frères.

From among the varied works of the avant-garde artist Marcel-Louis Baugniet, four sketches for furniture and household objects have joined the collections of the King Baudouin Foundation.

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