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.
Raoul Servais, one of the most innovative Belgian filmmakers of the 20th century, has donated his documentation to the King Baudouin Foundation. The graphic works, cells, documents and items used in his iconic films, will now be preserved and made accessible for ever.
The Private Art Support Foundation is presenting a retrospective of the work of Jan Yoors that it recently acquired. ‘Jan Yoors, Photography 1934-1975: a selective overview’ is hosted by the Delen Private Bank, one of the PASFoundation’s new corporate partners.
The King Baudouin Foundation has recently acquired Gigi and Bertie Urvater’s Liber amoricum. The album brings together contributions from artists such as Magritte, Appel, Miró and Delvaux and provides a mine of information for in-depth research on art collectors in Europe.