Discovering the treasures of Namur

9th of November 2018

During this annual event, the City of Namur has presented some of the many cultural riches from the city’s museums. The 80m² stand I04, which has graciously been made available by Antica Namur, has been designed with support from the Pierre François Tilmon Fund, managed by the King Baudouin Foundation.

The Pierre François Tilmon Fund supports the museums of Namur in their initiatives to safeguard and promote their heritage. At Antica Namur, the Fund is presenting some major pieces from its own collection, together with a selection of the King Baudouin Foundation’s own flagship works.

Works from the various museums were sitting alongside each other in a harmony of colour and bear witness to the quality and diversity of the museums’ collections. Among the works on show were around thirty pieces selected by the Museum of Decorative Arts, the Félicien Rops Museum, the Museum of Ancient Arts, the Diocesan Museum, the Museum of Africa and the Strawberry Museum.

Some of the works exhibited have been acquired thanks to support from the Léon Courtin - Marcelle Bouché Fund and the Pierre François Tilmon Fund, both managed by the King Baudouin Foundation, and by the Heritage Fund, including a famous painting by Henri Blès, representing “The Way of the Cross”, a pair of candlesticks by Guillaume Posson, a small tortoiseshell snuffbox mounted in silver by Pierre Wodon, a terracotta medallion by Pierre-François Le Roy representing “The Sleeping Child” and the famous watercolour“The Sphinx” by de Félicien Rops.

The Art Fair has attracted over 25.900 visitors.

At 15h00 on Saturday 10th November, Dominique Allard, Director of the King Baudouin Foundation, talked about the King Baudouin Foundation’s Collection as part of the Art Talks programme.

Practical information:

Antica Namur 2018
Stand I04
From Saturday 10 November to Sunday 18 November 2018
Monday-Friday: 14h to 19h
Saturday and Sunday: 11h to 19h

Art Talk (in French): « Des œuvres dans l'histoire. La collection de la Fondation Roi Baudouin dévoilée » (“Our works in history. Introduction to the King Baudouin Foundation’s Collection”)
Saturday 10 November 2018, at 15h