The Marie Jeanne Dauchy Fund, recently set up within the King Baudouin Foundation, has just acquired an 18th century album of 86 drawings by the Brussels artist Richard van Orley, Les Avantures de Télémaque, a major work from the former Southern Netherlands.
The tapestry representing the "Triumph of Cleopatra", one of the crowning achievements of 17th century Brussels workshops, will join the Art & History Museum’s collections in Brussels at the end of July, 2018. An acquisition by the Raphaël et Françoise Haeven Fund.
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.