Various funds enable us to preserve significant pieces of our heritage and enrich our public collections.

The King Baudouin Foundation’s Heritage Fund has recently acquired a major work by the Belgian painter Léon Spilliaert in a sale at Sotheby’s, Paris. The painting will be entrusted to the Fine Arts Museum of Ghent.

As of 14 June 2015, the Royal Mariemont Museum is exhibiting part of an exceptional collection of Coptic textiles, comprising over two hundred pieces collected by Maria Luise Fill and Robert Trevisiol and recently donated to the King Baudouin Foundation.

Through the acquisition of the Chauve-Souris et Pavots bracelet, the Braet-Buys-Bartholomeus Fund has enriched our public collections with a unique piece of Philippe Wolfers jewellery.

L’Homme de Tollund (Tollund Man), a magnificent portfolio by Hugo Claus and Serge Vandercam, has recently enriched the Michel Wittock Fund. The Bibliotheca Wittockiana was able to purchase the work with help from the Heritage Fund.