A blog dedicated to the research and conservation of the famous Enclosed Gardens from Mechelen.Visit website
The Centre for Religious Art and Culture (Centrum voor Religieuze Kunst en Cultuur - CRKC) is the centre of expertise for religious heritage in Flanders and Brussels.
The CRKC collects knowledge and shares expertise about religious material and immaterial culture, supports and advises heritage managers, enthusiastically promotes an interest in this rich heritage, and advocates for the active distribution of this valuable information. The CRKC works closely together with religious archives such as KADOC-KULeuven, the State Archives and the Flemish Heritage Library. The primary focus of the CRKC lies with the heritage of the catholic church, but the scope of the Centre’s work encompasses all the recognized religions in Belgium (Roman Catholicism, Protestantism, Anglicanism, Judaism, Islam, and Orthodox Churches). The Centre’s base of operations is located at the historical Abbey of Park in Leuven, alongside the Museum for Religious Art and Culture which was established by the CRKC in 2003 and opened to the public in 2009.
In the Cinquantenaire Museum, you can see national archaeological artefacts from prehistory to the age of the Merovingians, as well as finds from Egypt, the Near East, Iran and Classical Antiquity. Among the star attractions are the collections of Egyptian sarcophagi and Greek vases, the great mosaic floor from Apamea and the model of Ancient Rome. There are also non-European art treasures from China, South-east Asia, Central Asia, the cultural world of Islam, America and Oceania. Particularly famous is the collection of pre-Columbian art and another eye-catcher is the colossal statue from Easter Island. There is also a representative selection of European decorative art, ranging from Romanesque Art to Art Deco. Among the collections not to be missed are the Mosan liturgical treasures, the tapestries, the retables, the glassware and the Art Nouveau figures.Visit website
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The digital heritage inventory presents an overiew of all the valuable immovable heritage in Flanders.Visit website
This website enables you to discover the heritage of the Belgian provinces West and East Flanders. It contains museum collections (e.g. Musea Brugge, MSK Gent) but also collections from archives, churches and other heritage organisations.
This website enables you to discover the heritage of Flemish Brabant and Limburg.
It contains museum collections (e.g. M Leuven, Het Stadsmus Hasselt) but also collections from churches and other heritage organisations.
A royal welcome awaits you at this opulent city palace of the lords of Gruuthuse. The museum contains all manner of objects that shed light on everyday life between the 15th and 19th centuries. One of the major attractions is the Hall of Honour with its tapestries, impressive fireplace and richly decorated rafters, all witnessing the wealth and affluence of the lords of Gruuthuse.
The Hospital Notre-Dame à la Rose is an ancient hospital, founded in the 13th century and one of the last witnesses of the advancement of medicine, surgery and pharmacy from the Middle Ages onwards. Its remarkable architecture, the medicinal herb gardens and the rich artistic and scientific collections make it an absolute ‘must’ in the region.Visit website