This portrait was for many years part of a private collection in Paris and so the general public had only rare occasions to enjoy it. Today, thanks to its purchase by the Heritage Fund, the work can be seen by everyone at the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium.
Mr and Mrs Guy Dessicy have donated around a hundred letters written by Hergé, the famous comic book artist, to his private secretary Marcel Dehaye. The letters are to be entrusted to the Bibliotheca Wittockiana in Brussels, thus guaranteeing their careful conservation.
A substantial part of Hugo Claus’s archives are now accessible to the public thanks to the Heritage Fund, which has acquired the archives and entrusted them to the Letterenhuis in Antwerp. The historical, literary and scientific importance of the archives is indisputable.