Publications

The Heritage Fund also aims to raise public awareness and visibility for its collection and to provide access to it for the general public through its publications. It ensures that scientifically innovative information is communicated in an accessible manner.
Below is a list of published work, classified in function of publication date.

2018 - € 5
In autumn 1862, Léopold, Duke of Brabant, undertook a second voyage to Egypt. What motivated the heir to the throne of Belgium to return to a faraway country that he already knew and what had led to this interest? Léopold’s journal during his trip enables us to reconstruct, step by step, his extraordinary adventure and gradually find out more about him. This precious document for our shared heritage was acquired by the King Baudouin Foundation.

2017 - free
How to encourage patronage for culture and heritage?
The symposium in three parts ‘Donating for heritage and culture in Belgium’ summarised by Patrick Verstuyft.

2017 - free What is the key to successful patronage for our heritage and culture? This publication sets out three essential factors: the importance of stimulating public policy, appropriate fundraising in function of its objectives and motivated donors.

2016 - € 5
The Van Herck Collection comprises over 700 drawings and 110 terracotta figures from the 17th to the 19th century. Most of the works are preliminary studies for monumental sculptures or liturgical furniture made by artists from the Southern Netherlands. This publication presents the collection from a new angle, notably that of the interest shown in classical antiquity, its heroes and gods during the 17th and 18th centuries.

2015 – € 5
The publication invites readers to discover the universe of Didier Comès, his artistic career and his work. Thierry Bellefroid, a journalist and great connoisseur of Comès’s work, takes you into the intriguing world of the artist. Didier Platteau, Comès’s publisher, talks about his personal experience, that of the birth of Silence, the album that made Comès’s name, whilst also painting an intimate portrait of their deep friendship. Olivier Grenson, Belgian strip cartoon artist and writer, casts an expert’s eye over Comès’s work, his graphic techniques and writing and his use of images. And finally, the artistic homage of French artist Christophe Chabouté that concludes the publication is not only grandiose, but leaves us at a loss for words…

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