Acquisitions

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.

The Christian Bauwens Fund has acquired an exceptional 17th century ring. It will be exhibited at the DIVA. Unique in its type, the ring encloses a locket, which leaves an aura of mystery regarding its meaning.

A number of new works have been added to enrich our public collections in recent months. Thanks to the King Baudouin Foundation’s Heritage Fund and a number of Patrons’ Funds, the future of these important works of our heritage has been assured.

The Charles Vreeken Fund has recently acquired an Art Nouveau tripod pedestal table, designed by Victor Horta. It will be exhibited at Horta’s house (today the Horta Museum), for which it was created.

The Map of Utopia, made by Abraham Ortelius and acquired thanks to the Charles Vreeken Fund, has been listed among the ‘Topstukken’ (masterpieces) in Flanders. This visual representation of Thomas More’s Utopia, dates from the end of the 16th century and has been entrusted to the Plantin-Moretus Museum.

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