Rendez-vous in our museums!

11th of June 2020

Little by little, since 18 May, our museums have been opening their doors to the public again. It’s the perfect opportunity for you to discover some of the new works that have come to join our collections.

A number of initiatives have enabled our collections to be viewed in your home throughout the period of lockdown, but now the time has come to support the reopening of our museums, by planning a visit in person to discover the wealth of our heritage!

For over 30 years, the King Baudouin Foundation has been putting a great deal of effort into the conservation and protection of our Belgian heritage, principally through the acquisition of significant works from our past. And thanks to a wonderful partnership with some 67 public institutions across the country, we are able to guarantee pubic access to our collection.

So now is the moment to set off and discover paintings, sculptures, jewellery, furniture, textiles, books and lots more, all of which illustrate the quality and diversity of around 25,000 pieces in our collection. In our online overview, you can check out where to find your favourite works.

You can also find out more about various temporary exhibitions featuring works from our collection, which have been prolonged. Definitely an occasion not to be missed!

  • « Parcours d’archéologues : Entre archives et objets » (Archaeological trails: between archives and objects) at Musée L
    Several pieces of Coptic textiles from the Fill-Trevisiol collection are at the Musée L, in Louvain-La-Neuve, as part of a fascinating exhibition that takes us into the history of archaeology via the note books of two major archaeologists.
    → prolonged until 26 August 2020
  • « Léon Spilliaert » at The Royal Academy of Arts (London)
    Discover La buveuse d’absinthe (The Absinth Drinker) alongside other important works of Léon Spilliaert at the first UK retrospective of this Ostend artist.
    → prolonged until 20 September 2020
  • « Bye Bye Future ! L’art de voyager dans le temps » (The Art of travelling through time) at the Musée royal de Mariemont
    Original artwork for the strip cartoons Les Terres Creuses and Les Cités Obscures, from the François Schuiten Archival Fund, invites you to travel through time at the Royal Museum of Mariemont.
    → prolonged until 25 October 2020
  • « Le Triangle d’Or » (The Golden Triangle) at the Château de Seneffe
    Set off to discover the Age of Enlightenment in the company of Isabelle Depestre, Countess of Seneffe, and Jacques de Heusy at the Château de Seneffe.
    → prolonged until 8 November 2020