Acquisitions

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.

Godelieve Vroom, lacemaker and specialist in antique lace, has donated her collection of 16th to 20th century lace to the King Baudouin Foundation. The collection will be entrusted to the MoMu (Fashion Museum) in Antwerp.

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