Olivier Defrance, historian and writer, enables us to re-live his action-packed mission as adviser to King Léopold II through his travel notebook, kept in the Goffinet archives.

This exhibition is devoted to Princess Charlotte, who went to live in Italy after her marriage to Archduke Maximilian. From 19 April to 10 June 2012, at the BELvue Museum, Brussels, Belgium.

Three silver dishes, made by Carolus Jr Timmermans II, are now on show at the Maison du Roi in Brussels, thanks to a dontation by Yvan Struye de Swielande. Opening times: Tuesday to Sunday from 10 to 17h and Thursday from 10-20h.

The Roger Raveel Museum is exhibiting a series of works from the Thomas Neirynck Collection. From 1 April to 17 June 2012, Roger Raveel Museum, Machelen-Zulte, Belgium.

The King Baudouin Foundation has acquired a notebook of theoretical drawings by Rubens. The notebook is one of four copies made from an original manuscript by the Antwerp master explaining Rubens’ artistic theories.