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BALaT

BALaT. Belgian Art Links and Tools

BALaT allows you to search 4 different databases simultaneously:

- KIK-IRPA's online photo library: 682767 photo negatives covering all aspects of Belgium's art heritage (visual arts, artistic crafts, architecture, archaeology and landscapes). Some of these photographs date from the end of the 19th century. This collection is constantly expanding thanks to new photographic campaigns and to the photographs of the works of art treated at the institute;

- KIK-IRPA's Library: 80000 books and articles related to cultural heritage (art history, conservation-restoration and scientific analyses). Every document (journal articles included) is indexed with a specialized thesaurus;

- The Dictionnaire des peintres belges du XIVesiècle à nos jours depuis les premiers maîtres des anciens Pays-Bas méridionaux et de la principauté de Liège jusqu'aux artistes contemporains(La Renaissance du Livre, Brussels, 1995): Covers the lives and work of no less than 6300 painters, from Van Eyck to Wilchar and passing by Rubens and Rops; from well-known to rather obscure representatives of Belgian painting;

- A repertory of persons and institutions. This list counts 200000 artists, craftsmen, researchers, authors of publications, conservator-restorers, photographers, collectors, historical or fictional figures represented in the works of art, museums, churches, learned societies, etc..

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Digital Heritage Inventory

Onroerend Erfgoed

The digital heritage inventory presents an overiew of all the valuable immovable heritage in Flanders.

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Erfgoedinzicht

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.

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Erfgoedplus

This website enables you to discover the heritage of Flemish Brabant and Limburg.
It contains museum collections (e.g. M-Museum Leuven, Het Stadsmus Hasselt) but also collections from churches and other heritage organisations.

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Musea en Erfgoed Antwerpen

This website enables you to discover the heritage of the museums and heritage collections of Antwerp.

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