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 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.
The Léon Courtin-Marcelle Bouché Fund has acquired the oldest documented saxophone to have belonged to Adolphe Sax, an E-flat baritone saxophone dating from 1846. It will be exhibited at the Museum of Musical Instruments in Brussels.
110 years ago, the jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt was born in Liberchies, Belgium. A significant part of His work has been preserved thanks to the Pernet Fund and is exhibited at the Musical Instruments Museum in Brussels.