Patrons’ funds

Some patrons wish to contribute to safeguarding our heritage by creating within the Foundation, a fund with a specific objective. The Foundation is extremely grateful to them for this. Thanks to such patrons, activities in support of our heritage can take place on a larger scale, in fields such as architecture, natural and moveable heritage (of all periods), music and archaeology. Such funds may even complement or strengthen each other through their activities.

Each fund chooses its own objective. Some funds decide to manage a collection, whilst others launch project calls or award prizes. They may also support research, enrich a public collection, manage an estate or a nature reserve or restore significant testimonies of our heritage. All, however, are created within the framework of preserving our heritage and encouraging structured support and a long-term vision. The Heritage Fund oversees the realization of such initiatives and optimizes the operations of the various funds.

For any further information please contact: Isabelle Carpentier on +32-2-549 02 58 or [email protected]. The list below provides an overview of all the funds operating in the field of heritage. They are classified chronologically according to their date of creation.

Acquisition, conservation and promotion of works of art in earthenware and porcelain in Belgian museums famous for their ceramics collections.
Contributing to the collection, preservation, research and dissemination among the general public of the history and heritage of printing. As a priority, the Fund will support the activities of the Plantin-Moretus Museum in Antwerp.
Management and promotion of the contemporary art collection of Charles Vandenhove (1927-2019), a leading 20th century Belgian architect.
The protection, preservation and promotion of organs that represent organ heritage in Belgium and elsewhere in Europe, with particular attention to those protected by relevant bodies and accessible to the general public.
Support for talented young musicians who have a link with Belgium, by lending them high quality instruments (violin, viola or cello) for a period of 5 to 10 years
Support, encourage and advice young musicians with regards to their communication, image and promotional needs, at the start of their career when they have few resources

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