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28-29 April 2016
Colloquium 'Advanced Tools for Preventive Conservation'

Royal Museums of Art and History
Cinquantenaire Park 10 Brussels B-1000
The partners of the AIRCHECQ project will present their midterm results.
At the same time, national and international experts are invited to present and discuss topics that play an important role in preventive conservation.
For more information, read the scope of our colloquium.
All presentations will be held in English
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28-29 April 2016
6th Annual ARTES Applications Workshop

The workshop is jointly organised by ESA’s ARTES Applications department and the Belgian Science Policy Office (Belspo). Interactive sessions will address a wide range of today's challenging topics and provide an insight into different business and funding opportunities
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7-11 November 2016
North Sea Open Science Conference 2016

The North Sea Open Science Conference 2016 is open to fundamental and applied research, lessons-learnt from both successes and failures in marine management, and innovative measurement and data handling concepts from within and beyond the North Sea. The conference will equally cover biodiversity and physico-chemical environmental aspects of the North Sea. The conference will make use of innovative formats, encouraging other types of presentations than traditional powerpoints and promoting participatory methodologies (i.e. Fish bowls) stimulating real dialogue amongst participants.
From 7 – 10 November 2016, OD Nature of the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences and the Belgian Biodiversity Platform, organise the North Sea Open Science Conference 2016 in Ostend, Belgium. The call for Abstracts for this conference is now open and runs until May 1st 2016. Early bird registration runs until June 30th 2016.
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Conferences, symposia and education activities
of the Federal Scientific Institutes

> 28|29.04.2016 | Royal Library of Belgium

Journées d'études: "50 Years of Print: le Dépôt légal belge a 50 ans ! Bilans et perspectives"
En 2016, la Bibliothèque royale de Belgique fête les 50 ans de son dépôt légal. Nous célébrons cet anniversaire par l'organisation de plusieurs évènements dont un colloque qui portera sur diverses thématiques liées aux dépôt légal:
- Le dépôt légal électronique;
- L'archivage du web;
- L'Open Access fédéral et belge
Les objectifs poursuivis sont:
Susciter une réflexion autour d'un futur dépôt légal électronique, organisé actuellement sur base volontaire;
Sensibiliser les divers acteurs des métiers du livre à la notion de «patrimoine digital belge». L'inscription est gratuite mais obligatoire.
Studiedagen "50 Years of Print: Het Belgisch wettelijk depot wordt 50!
Terugblik en vooruitzichten"

In 2016 viert de Koninklijke Bibliotheek van België de 50ste verjaardag van haar wettelijk depot. Om deze verjaardag te vieren organiseren we verschillende evenementen, waaronder een colloquium over het wettelijk depot.
Deze thema's komen aan bod:
- Het elektronisch wettelijk depot;
- De archivering van internet;
- Open Access op het federale en het Belgische niveau
De doelstellingen zijn de volgende:
Aanzetten tot nadenken over een toekomstig elektronisch wettelijk depot, dat momenteel op vrijwillige basis is georganiseerd;
De verschillende spelers in de boekensector bewust maken voor het begrip ‘Belgisch digitaal erfgoed’. Inschrijven is gratis maar verplicht.

> 11.05.2016 | Centre for Historical Research and Documentation on War and Contemporary Society

L’enthousiasme de guerre : quand le côté obscur attire les Européens
Comment comprendre le sentiment d'euphorie qui s'empare d'artistes, d'écrivains, de scientifiques lorsqu'éclate la Première Guerre mondiale ? Comment comprendre que des personnes sensibles, cultivées, intelligentes issues de différents horizons européens se transforment en bellicistes enthousiastes et convaincus ? Ces questions sont au cœur de l'ouvrage Oorlogsenthousiasme. Europa 1900-1918 d'Ewoud Kieft qui se définit comme historien, écrivain et musicien néerlandais. Venez l'écouter au CegeSoma le mercredi 11 mai 2016 à 14h30. L'euphorie des premiers mois : des cas emblématiques Le sentiment euphorique qui se répand en Europe lorsque la Première Guerre éclate est partagé par de nombreuses personnalités du monde artistique, littéraire et scientifique. Qui sont-ils et comment en est-on arrivé là ? Ewoud Kieft a sélectionné quelques personnalités emblématiques issues des quatre coins de l'Europe. Il s'est plongé dans leur biographie pour comprendre les origines de leur enthousiasme : comment celui-ci s'est-il transformé durant la guerre ? Qu'en est-il devenu face au carnage et à l'évidence de la force destructrice de la Grande Guerre ?
Oorlogsenthousiasme: over de aantrekkingskracht van het obscure op intellectueel Europa
De euforie van de eerste maanden: enkele spraakmakende gevallen.
Tussen 25 juli en 5 augustus 1914 waren de straten en pleinen van de Europese hoofdsteden gevuld met honderdduizenden opgewonden mensen. Wat velen al jaren hadden zien aankomen werd nu werkelijkheid: er zou een grote oorlog komen. En dat vervulde een belangrijk deel van de bevolking met grote verwachtingen, opluchting, zelfs enthousiasme. Het ging om – op een paar uitzonderingen na – de gehele Europese culturele elite van dat moment: kunstenaars, wetenschappers, schrijvers en journalisten. Zij hadden al jaren verlangd naar een radicale omslag in hun leven, desnoods met geweld. Aan de hand van de levens van een aantal van de meest vooruitstrevende mensen uit die periode, onder wie Sigmund Freud, Hermann Hesse, H.G. Wells en Vladimir Majakovski, die allen meegesleept werden door de oorlogsroes, probeert hij het antwoord te vinden op het mysterie: hoe konden duizenden intelligente, sociaal geëngageerde en vrijgevochten mannen en vrouwen veranderen in militante, oorlogsverheerlijkende radicalen? Wat was er in hun levens en in de wereld om hen heen gebeurd? En hoe ging het verder met hen tijdens de oorlog, toen ze eenmaal het ware gezicht van het industriële massageweld onder ogen moesten zien?

> 06|08.07.2016 | Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage

Congress Chemistry for Cultural Heritage
The KIK-IRPA and the University of Antwerp are pleased to announce the 4th International Congress Chemistry for Cultural Heritage (ChemCH2016), which will be held in Brussels on July 6-8, 2016. Contributions for oral presentations and posters are welcome on any aspect of chemistry for Cultural Heritage, including alteration of pigments, organic materials, development of techniques, etc. During the six sessions of the conference, international experts will be invited to share the latest developments and experiences in the field of chemistry for Cultural Heritage.
A conference excursion with guided tour of the Ghent altarpiece conservation studio and St Bavo’s Cathedral will be organized on July 9, 2016.

> 19|21.10.2016 | Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage

EECHB2016 International Conference
We are pleased to announce the 2nd International Conference on Energy Efficiency and Comfort of Historic Buildings (EECHB 2016) of which Hilde De Clercq, Head of the Laboratories department of the KIK-IRPA, is member of the Organizing Committee and International Scientific Committee. This event will take place in the city of Brussels (BE) from the 19th until the 21st of October 2016. International experts and stakeholders will be invited to share the latest developments and experiences for improving the energy efficiency and comfort of historic buildings while preserving their historic character, inherent values and integrity.

> 27|28.10.2016 | Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage

Relics @ the Lab Workshop
On 27 and 28 October the Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage (KIK-IRPA) organises the international workshop Relics @ the Lab. The workshop will be held in English. Over the past decade the scientific interest in relics and kindred artefacts has grown enormously. Without any doubt relics as well as relic shrines and associated objects have played a prominent role in European history since the introduction of Christianity. While in the past primary, secondary as well as tertiary relics were merely studied in relation to their religious and (art) historical background, recently the rise of a more scientific and archaeological approach is noticed. Nowadays researchers become more interested in the origin and nature of these sacred objects and ask different questions:
· What information can relics give us about the people buried in the shrines? Who were these people? What do we know about the way they lived? When did they live? What about diseases and other disabilities?
· What information can be retrieved from the objects kept with the relics and made of textile, wood, stone or metal. What was their purpose? Are they contemporaneous to the relic or are they older or younger additions? Why would they have been added? How should we preserve them?
Scientists of many different disciplines are involved in the study of relics and kindred artefacts, but till now there was no real forum for these people to exchange ideas and discuss methods. Therefore the Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage (KIK-IRPA, Brussels) is organising a two-day workshop on the scientific study of relics. During this meeting we want to give analytical scientists, textile specialists, conservators, anthropologists, historical researchers, people involved in 3D-reconstruction as well as radiocarbon dating specialists a forum to exchange ideas about relics.

> 2016 | Planetarium

Activities at the Planetarium - Film: The Blind Man with Starry Eyes.


Exhibitions
of the Federal Scientific Institutes

2016 | Royal Museum for Central Africa - Pop-up Museum

During the closure for renovation, we become a pop-up museum: you can find us at various locations with exhibitions and activities for everyone.

> till 30.04.2016 | Royal Museums of Art and History

Sarcophagi Under the stars of Nut
Eternity! To live once more just like the god of the afterlife Osiris, to rise again like the sun that is born from the womb of Nut, the godess of the sky... The Ancient Egyptians had high expectations of life after death!
This fall, come to the Cinquantenaire Museum and discover the secrets of the Egyptian sarcophagi as well as the masterpieces of the Museum, including coffins, death masks and embalmed cats, many never shown before. You can also witness an expert Italian restoration team at work as they one by one restore the coffins of the Theban priests that were discovered in 1891 inthe Second Cache of Deir el-Bahari.

> till 15.05.2016 | Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium

From Floris to Rubens: Master drawings from a Belgian private collection
This exhibition features ninety drawings from artists from the southern and northern Netherlands created during the 16th and beginning of the 17th century. Assembled with great care by the collector, these drawings belong to one of the most fascinating and prolific periods in the history of draughtsmanship.

> till 31.05.2016 | Royal Library of Belgium

Never judge a book by its cover
50 livres belges d'exception, 1966-2016
Qu'ont en commun des artistes tels que Folon, Alechinsky, Jo Delahaut ou Luc Tuymans ? Ceux-ci, comme de nombreux autres, ont déposé leurs œuvres au sein du Dépôt légal. Cette section permet à la Bibliothèque royale de conserver le patrimoine littéraire belge et plus particulièrement, dans le cas de cette exposition, les objets les plus originaux produits par ces passionnés du livre, dans tous ses états.
Never judge a book by its cover
50 bijzondere Belgische boeken, 1966-2016
Wat hebben kunstenaars als Folon, Alechinsky, Jo Delahaut of Luc Tuymans gemeen? Net als vele anderen hebben ze hun werken gedeponeerd bij het Wettelijk depot. Deze afdeling stelt de Koninklijke Bibliotheek in staat het Belgische literaire erfgoed en meer bepaald, in het geval van deze tentoonstelling, de origineelste objecten te bewaren die deze boekenfanaten, in alle staten van het boek, hebben voortgebracht.

> till 21.08.2016 | Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium

Andres Serrano
As a major figure in the contemporary art scene, Andres Serrano unveils an often disturbing reality through the lens of his camera. Religion, death, sex and violence perfuse the American artist’s work and all figure in the retrospective exhibition dedicated to him by the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium.
Yet beyond these powerful themes, the exhibition reveals Serrano as an attentive witness to the world and mankind. His artistic career is shown by selecting the most symbolic images from all the series he has created. From fascination to provocation: four works that were considered scandalous and were vandalized during past events will also be on display to question the limits of censorship. To show Serrano means to assert our basic values. Against barbarism and intolerance. Against obscurantism and inhumanity.
Simultaneously, the Museums will – in the streets of Brussels – present Serrano’s brand new series “Denizens of Brussels”, striking portraits of Brussels’ homeless. .

> till 21.08.2016 | Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium

David Altmejd - Giants
The exhibition “Giants” of Canadian artist David Altmejd opens on 18th March 2016 in the Forum of the Royal Museum of Fine Arts of Belgium. Six colossal neo-baroque sculptures will take over this central meeting point in a spectacular way. Unsuspecting visitors are immersed in this perplexing game of mirroring and excess.

> till 28.08.2016 | Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences

WoW – Wonders of Wildlife
Whether running, jumping or hunting, movement in nature is often powerful, precise, and wild. In WoW – Wonders of Wildlife, a herd of ibexes leap from rock to rock; two rival males confront each other; a wolf chases wild boar; a tiger runs majestically and lions hunt fleeing zebras.
Through our amazing freeze frames you can get up close and personal with sights you might have previously only seen in nature documentaries on TV. These acrobatic installations- some displays involve whole groups of several specimens balance on a single paw or tail!- are more than just specimens; they are works of art made by taxidermists. Taxidermy is a unique field that requires the knowledge and precision of a scientist with creativity and an artist’s eye for detail.
In this exhibition, the spectacular panoramas highlight a range of topics including animal behaviour, biomechanics and species and landscape conservation, through videos, objects, and interactive activities set into detailed displays.

> till 26.02.2020 | Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium

Gao Xingjian - The awakening of consciousness
Six monumental works by Gao Xingjian, especially created for the room they are displayed in. In his 'awakenings of consciousness', the artist invites the wanderer to cross the image and to encounter, beyond the ink, the idea itself in its existential nudity… a space where the museums (re)devote themselves to contemplation.
Nobel prize in Literature winner in 2000, Gao Xingjian, Frenchman of Chinese descent, considers himself a 'go-between' between the Oriental world which forms the basis of his identity and the Occidental world of which he discusses the idea of modernity. His work also constitutes a gateway between painting and writing.

> till 16.03.2020 | Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium

Bruegel. Unseen Masterpieces
When art meets technology

Drawing on a wide spectrum of virtual and on-site experiences, this unique initiative offers everyone the chance to immerse themselves in Bruegel’s works by honing in on the details of each painting and accessing expert knowledge. By delving deeper into the artist’s world, the viewer will discover the unexpected elements in Bruegel’s works which constitute the pinnacle of the Flemish master’s craft. The Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium launched this project jointly with the Google Cultural Institute in anticipation of the 450th anniversary of Bruegel’s death, in 2019. The project brings together major international museums, many of which are European, around the focal figure of Bruegel the Elder. This innovative concept is the fruit of in- -depth thinking on current transformations in the field of museology as it adapts to the digital era.depth thinking on current transformations in the field of museology as it adapts to the digital era.


Future Exhibitions
of the Federal Scientific Institutes

> 21.10.2016 > 12.02.2017 | Cinquantenaire Museum

Ukiyo-e - Les plus belles estampes japonaises
À partir du 21 octobre 2016, le Musée du Cinquantenaire vous invite à découvrir sa prestigieuse collection d’estampes japonaises lors d’une exposition de haut niveau, la première de cette envergure depuis le festival Europalia Japon de 1989. L'exposition est organisée dans le cadre des célébrations du 150e anniversaire des relations belgo-japonaises, dont elle constituera un des points d'orgue.
416 estampes ont été sélectionnés parmi les plus belles de la collection du Musée du Cinquantenaire, qui est internationalement réputée. En raison de leur sensibilité à la lumière, les estampes seront exposées en deux phases (changement le 19/12/2016).
Les estampes exposées offriront un aperçu de l’art japonais de l’estampe, depuis ses débuts en noir et blanc (vers 1720) jusqu’au début du XXe siècle. L’accent sera mis sur les sublimes œuvres polychromes (XVIIIe et XIXe siècles) qui faisaient le ravissement des collectionneurs et des artistes occidentaux dès la fin du XIXe siècle. Les estampes ont été sélectionnées au sein même de la collection japonaise du Musée du Cinquantenaire, qui compte plus de 7.500 pièces et jouit d’une réputation mondiale en raison de la grande quantité de celles-ci possédant toujours leurs couleurs d’origine.
Ukiyo-e - De mooiste japanse prenten
Vanaf vrijdag 21 oktober 2016 kunt in het Jubelparkmuseum terecht voor een prestigieuze tentoonstelling van Japanse prenten uit eigen bezit. Het is sinds 1989 geleden, in het kader van Europalia Japan, dat zo’n uitgebreide tentoonstelling wordt georganiseerd voor eigen publiek. De tentoonstelling wordt georganiseerd in het kader van de 150ste verjaardag van de diplomatieke betrekkingen tussen België en Japan.
De 416 meesterwerken die u te zien zult krijgen, onderstrepen de wereldfaam van de verzameling. Wegens de lichtgevoeligheid van de prenten en hun uitzonderlijk goede staat van bewaring wordt vanaf 19 december 2016 de eerste selectie vervangen door een tweede.
De tentoonstelling brengt een overzicht van de Japanse prentkunst vanaf de eerste stappen in zwart-wit (omstreeks 1720) tot aan de verderzetting van de traditie aan het begin van de 20ste eeuw. De nadruk ligt op de sublieme ontwerpen in polychromie (18de en 19de eeuw) die al aan het einde van de 19de eeuw de westerse verzamelaars en kunstenaars in vervoering brachten. Hiervoor werd geselecteerd uit de Japanse prentencollectie van het Jubelparkmuseum zelf, die meer dan 7500 exemplaren telt en dankzij de grote hoeveelheid prenten in de oorspronkelijke kleuren, wereldfaam geniet.


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> 28.05.2016 > 25.09.2016 | National Botanique Garden of Belgium

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