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> 2020 | Planetarium

Ça schtroumpfe à l’Observatoire!
Un des précédents directeurs de l’Observatoire royal de Belgique était un ami de Peyo. Ensemble, ils choisirent d’illustrer l’actualité des recherches en sciences de la Terre à l’Observatoire avec les Schtroumpfs. Ainsi, dès 1966, les petits hommes bleus ont égayé pas moins de 18 cartes de vœux inspirées par les recherches et les instruments de l’Observatoire. Ces cartes vous sont ici présentées, accompagnées de quelques-uns des instruments qui y sont illustrés.

Smurfen op de Sterrenwacht!
Een voormalige directeur van de Koninklijke Sterrenwacht van België was een goede vriend van Peyo. Samen vatten ze het idee op om de nieuwigheden in het aardwetenschappelijk onderzoek aan de Sterrenwacht te illustreren aan de hand van de Smurfen. Zo verschijnen vanaf 1966 niet minder dan 18 wenskaarten met de vrolijke kleine blauwe mannetjes, geïnspireerd door het onderzoek en de instrumenten van de Sterrenwacht. Deze kaarten worden hier samen met enkele van de geïllustreerde instrumenten tentoongesteld.

> till 03-01-2021 | Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences

Explore the Antarctic as if you were really there! The Antarctica exhibition takes you on an expedition to Adélie Land, on the outskirts of the French Dumont d’Urville base. Are you ready?
Start in the changing room where divers prepare before sliding into the frozen water in the Southern Ocean with seals and penguins. Join them in the watery depths teaming with strange and beautiful species. When you resurface, you’ll find yourself in the heart of an icefield, just a few metres from an emperor penguin colony. Take a seat and listen to their calls, observe how they look after their young and watch them huddle together for warmth. There is so much to see in this 360 ° landscape!
Antarctica is an immersive exhibition about the heart of the continent exclusively accessible to scientists. Superb films are projected onto big screens, including a final 360 ° projection, while infographics about the lives of animals help you discover the fascinating world of land and marine biodiversity in the South Pole.

> till 24-01-2021 | Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium

BE MODERN from Klee to Tuymans
The exhibition BE MODERN focuses on the RMFAB's collection of modern and contemporary art, gathering renowned Belgian and international artists. A selection of 150 paintings, sculptures, works on paper, installations and moving images depicts the modern history of visual arts..

> till 24-01-2021 | Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium

Art Cares Covid Inside-Out
The visual arts sector was hard hit by the crisis generated by COVID-19. Closure of galleries, absence of exhibitions: a group of artists of different generations, all based in Belgium, was formed through a virtual platform, on the initiative of an artist and an independent curator.

> till 18-04-2021 | Halle Gate

Back to Bruegel
The Halle Gate, a uniquely preserved section of the medieval defensive wall of Brussels, appeals to the imagination. In 2019 it will also become a virtual gateway into Bruegel's universe. Virtual reality technology will carry you into an astonishing immersion in Bruegel's paintings. For of the masters works will come to life and transport you into the daily life of some 450 years ago. Experience the 16th century in the flesh through face-to-face contact with original objects from the Royal Museums of Art and History: treasures from the New World, musical instruments, scientific measuring devices, weapons and armour. Sensory experiences will let you discover history by way of touch, smell and handling. Up above the old city gate, you can enjoy an impressive view over the city. And high-tech binoculars will provide you a virtual image of Brussels and the surrounding countryside on the time of Bruegel.

Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium

Bruegel. The Originals
Pieter Bruegel The Elder's masterpieces at the RMFAB

On the occasion of the 450th anniversary of the death of Pieter Bruegel the Elder, the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium celebrate the great Renaissance master through various projects.

Future Exhibitions
of the Federal Scientific Institutes

> from 29-10-2020 till 21-02-2021 | AfricaMuseum

Mabele eleki lola !
The earth, brighter than paradise

Under the pen of In Koli Jean Bofane (Mbandaka, 1954), Freddy Tsimba meets Death, here named 'Liwa'. The encounter takes place in a hideout during the war in Kisangani. They talk. The artist bargains for his life but especially his work, as he shapes new figures that are more beautiful and powerful cradles of life and peace.

Visit our Museums virtually
A series of initiatives by our Federal Museums and Institutions.

Naissance, l'expo virtuelle de Belspo

L'édition 2020 de SCIENCE & CULTURE AU PALAIS ROYAL n'aura pas lieu in situ. C'est à un parcours virtuel original, revisité et adapté aux circonstances particulières que Belspo vous convie "Naissance".

Naissance constitue une fabuleuse trame thématique ouvrant des méandres d'exploration aux Établissements scientifiques fédéraux. Parmi les œuvres d'art, les spécimens ou phénomènes naturels, les sujets de recherche scientifique, les documents ou photos d'archives, etc., la sélection constitue un véritable dilemme. Le résultat met au jour une trentaine d'objets, œuvres d'art ou films en lien avec la Naissance présentant parfois de subtiles correspondances jouant sur la pluridisciplinarité transversale des matières.

Geboorte, de virtuele tentoonstelling van Belspo

De editie 2020 van WETENSCHAP EN CULTUUR IN HET KONINKLIJK PALEIS kan jammer genoeg niet plaatsvinden in situ. Belspo bedacht evenwel een alternatief maar origineel parcours, én aangepast aan de omstandigheden, doorheen een virtuele tentoonstelling "Geboorte".

Via de virtuele tentoonstelling Geboorte bieden de federale wetenschappelijke instellingen (FWI) het grote publiek de mogelijkheid een ruim themakader te verkennen, waaronder kunstwerken, natuurspecimens en -fenomenen, wetenschappelijke onderzoeksonderwerpen en archiefdocumenten of -foto's. Bij de selectie ervan stonden onze FWI's voor een immens dilemma. Uiteindelijk werden een dertigtal aan het thema geboorte gelinkte voorwerpen, kunstwerken en films uitgekozen die soms subtiele overeenkomsten vertonen en multidisciplinaire en transversale onderwerpen aansnijden.

Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium

Fine Arts at Home
The RMFAB invite themselves into your home and help you escape the isolation! Discover here, alone or with the whole family, everything you need for a virtual journey through art history.
Virtual exhibitions  | VideosThe Collection

Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage

KIK-IRPA offers you the opportunity to discover all the works of Jan Van Eyck in high resolution, as well as a collection of more than 700,000 photos of Belgium's cultural heritage in free access.
> BALaT, our online database
> Discover the œuvre of Jan Van Eyck online

Royal Museums for Art and History

Les MRAH vous propose d’explorer ses pièces de collections.
> Masterpieces online

Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences

If you can’t come to our Museum anymore during this lockdown (light), we have to bring the Museum to your living room!
> Bringing Nature Into Lockdowned Lives: NaturalsciencesAtHome


The importance of digitising museum collections became even more apparent during the closure of museums due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
> Museum collections in 2D+ and 3D
Cast your eyes over a series of 27 collections on various themes relating to history and cultural anthropology.
> Spotlight on the collections
Join us as we walk around the labs, offices and archives of the Royal Museum for Central Africa to meet the scientists who work here.
> AfricaMuseum Podcast

Royal Belgian Institute for Space Aeronomy

Rather than adapting our environment, today we are learning to adapt ourselves. For the duration of the period of confinement, the Royal Belgian Institute is adapting its slogan from "Science between Heaven and Earth" to "Science between Heaven and Home". We'll be sharing with you the little things that brighten our days in our new life and work routines.
> Science between heaven and home


Toutes les ressources électroniques et les collections numérisées de KBR consultables à distance
- Tous les journaux et périodiques numérisés entièrement consultables à distance.
- Les ressources électroniques également consultables partout.
- Plus de 70 000 documents patrimoniaux numérisés disponibles dans Belgica.
- Possibilité de numérisation à la demande et capacité de scannage étendue.
Liste de toutes les ressources électroniques

Alle e-bronnen en gedigitaliseerde collecties van KBR nu van thuis uit raadpleegbaar
- Alle gedigitaliseerde kranten en tijdschriften zijn nu volledig te doorzoeken op afstand.
- Ook de elektronische bronnen kunt u voortaan overal raadplegen.
- Meer dan 70.000 gedigitaliseerde erfgoeddocumenten online beschikbaar in Belgica.
- Mogelijkheid tot digitaliseren op aanvraag en uitgebreide scancapaciteit.
> Lijst met alle beschikbare e-bronnen

DIGIT the Digitization Programme of the Belgian Science Policy

Preserving Belgium's rich cultural and scientific heritage and disclosing those valuable assets for researchers and the general public is important.
> Explore the Collections


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