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.
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.