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> 27-09-2018 | Brain-be

Conference IPSWICH
In-work poverty and shifts in work, income, and the composition of
households
The research focused on the relation between work patterns and poverty, collective bargaining and low-wage work, and discrimination of foreigners.
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Conferences, symposia and education activities
of the Federal Scientific Institutes

> 2018 | Planetarium

Activities at the Planetarium - New film: Explore.

> 29|30-09-2018 | Royal Observatory of Belgium
> 29|30-09-2018 | Royal Belgian Institute for Space Aeronomy
> 29|30-09-2018 | Royal Meteorological Institute of Belgium

Open doors 2018
Do you want to visit the Royal Observatory of Belgium? Come to the OpenDoors on September 29 and 30 in Brussels. This is not a regular event, so do not miss the opportunity to discover meteorology, aeronomy and astronomy

Journées portes ouvertes 2018

Le samedi 29 et le dimanche 30 septembre 2018, le Pôle Espace, comprenant l’IRM, l'Observatoire royal de Belgique et l’Institut royal d’Aéronomie spatiale de Belgique, ouvrira ses portes au grand public sur le plateau d’Uccle. Le programme comprend des activités pour tous les âges : visites de stands scientifiques, Bureau du Temps, Centre climatique, expériences en direct, conférences thématiques, visite des téléscopes... Des animations pour les enfants sont aussi prévues !
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Opendeurdagen 2018
Op zaterdag 29 en zondag 30 september 2018 opent de Pool Ruimte, bestaande uit het KMI, het Koninklijke Sterrenwacht van België en het Koninklijk Instituut voor Ruimte-Aëronomie van België, zijn deuren te Ukkel voor het grote publiek. Het programma omvat activiteiten voor jong en oud: bezoek aan wetenschappelijke stands, het Weerbureau, een Klimaatcentrum, telescopen, live experimenten en thematische voordrachten. Daarnaast zijn er ook animaties voor de kinderen!
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> 12-10-2018 | Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage

Journée d'étude patrimoine bâti
Le vendredi 12 octobre 2018, l’IRPA organise en collaboration avec le CSTC une journée d’étude consacrée à la recherche sur les matériaux et les techniques pour l’étude, la conservation et la restauration du patrimoine bâti.
Cette journée d’étude s’adresse aux architectes, entrepreneurs, conservateurs-restaurateurs, archéologues, ainsi qu’aux services publics compétents en matière de protection des monuments et des sites comme l’Agence wallonne du Patrimoine, la Direction des Monuments et Sites (Bruxelles), Onroerend Erfgoed, Monumentenwacht, la Régie des Bâtiments, …
Le but de cette journée d’étude est de fournir une vue d’ensemble des domaines de recherche de l’IRPA et du CSTC à toutes les parties intéressées par l’étude et la conservation-restauration des différents composants du patrimoine bâti (pierre naturelle, brique, pierre artificielle, mortier, enduit, bois, métal, couches de finition).
De manière plus spécifique, la journée s’articulera autour de présentations illustrées par des études de cas (en français ou en néerlandais). Les différents domaines de recherche y seront abordés, en indiquant ce qui peut être analysé et les recommandations techniques appropriées pour y parvenir.
Cette journée d’étude sera aussi l’occasion idéale de discuter des possibilités de recherches futures.


Studiedag onderzoek in bouwkundig erfgoed
Op vrijdag 12 oktober 2018 organiseert het KIK in samenwerking met het WTCB een studiedag over materiaaltechnisch onderzoek binnen de conservatie en restauratie van bouwkundig erfgoed.
Deze studiedag richt zich tot architecten, aannemers, conservators-restaurateurs, archeologen en overheidsdiensten bevoegd in de monumentenzorg zoals Onroerend Erfgoed, Monumentenwacht, Agence wallonne du Patrimoine, Directie Monumenten en Landschappen (Brussel), Regie der Gebouwen, …
De doelstelling van deze studiedag is om de onderzoeksdomeinen van het KIK en het WTCB toe te lichten aan alle betrokken partijen binnen de conservatie-restauratiepraktijk van natuursteen, baksteen, kunststeen, mortel, bepleistering, hout, metaal en beschermings- of afwerkingslagen als onderdeel van bouwkundig erfgoed.
In een reeks presentaties, gegeven in het Nederland of het Frans, worden door middel van casestudy’s de verschillende analysemogelijkheden en de daaruit volgende voorgestelde adviezen geïllustreerd.
De studiedag uiteraard ook de gelegenheid bij uitstek om onderzoeksmogelijkheden te bespreken.

 


Exhibitions
of the Federal Scientific Institutes

2018| 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.

2018 | Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage

Victor Horta: online photo exhibition
All through the year 2018 the Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage (KIK-IRPA) will participate in the project Horta Inside Out by offering the public and specialists alike a broad access to its collection of negatives illustrating numerous creations of the architect Victor Horta. Our photo library indeed contains hundreds of photos of buildings designed by the protagonist of Art Nouveau and Art Deco architecture in Belgium. Most of these are located in the Brussels Region, but there are also some examples in Flanders and Wallonia.

> 2018 | 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 30-09-2019 | Royal Museums for Art and History

From Tiepolo to Richter, European dialogue
The leading European foundations active in safeguarding our cultural heritage are presenting some of the major works from their collections as part of the exhibition ‘From Tiepolo to Richter, European dialogue’. The exhibition will remind us how, over the centuries, heritage has encouraged encounters between Europeans. The initiative was born on the occasion of the European Year of Cultural Heritage, a perfect opportunity for European foundations active in this field to make the public more aware of their work. Art and culture have always been excellent ambassadors. The prestigious works to be shown in Brussels provide echoes of the great and small history of all Europeans.
The works have been selected by each of the 14 participating foundations and result in an astonishing variety of works being exhibited alongside each other. Artists from a bygone age include Auguste Rodin, Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, Jacob Jordaens and Albrecht Dürer whilst the modern era is represented by works created by Gerhard Richter, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Constant, Maria Helena Vieira da Silva and Léon Spilliaert among others.

> till 18-11-2018 | Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium

Nicolas Party
Invited at the Magritte Museum

Several works by René Magritte are exceptionally crossing the ocean, for the exhibition “René Magritte: The Fifth Season” at the prestigious San Francisco Museum of Modern Arts (SF MoMA) from 19 May until 28 October 2018. During this period, the Magritte Museum presents works of the contemporary artist Nicolas Party, who created a unique dialogue with Magritte’s fascinating universe. Nicolas Party’s playful and colorful creations – exclusively made for the Magritte Museum – will turn the place upside down!

> till 25-11-2018 | Halle Gate

Little Life
Cuisiner, dresser la table, dépoussiérer, faire les lits, recevoir des invités, ranger la maison, … La vie quotidienne de la maison est une source d’inspiration inépuisable pour les jouets d’enfants. Grâce aux poupées, maisons de poupées, petites cuisinières et services miniatures, les enfants inventent des histoires et imitent les occupations domestiques des adultes. Il y a plus de 100 ans ce type de jouets était fabriqué pour les petites filles des classes aisées.
L’exposition Little Life emmène le visiteur vers ce joli monde miniature qui illustre à merveille la vie quotidienne des milieux bourgeois du milieu du XIXe siècle et du début du XXe siècle.
La base de l’exposition est une exceptionnelle maison de poupées fabriquée autour de 1900 selon le modèle d’une habitation bruxelloise néoclassique. Grâce à cet objet exceptionnel et à d’autres jouets d’époque, l’exposition donne une image de la maison depuis le salon jusqu’à la salle de bain, de sa décoration et de la vie quotidienne d’une famille bourgeoise de cette époque.
Pour les enfants : une mise en scène comprenant des activités ludiques et une animation 3D font de cette exposition une expérience vivante et attractive. Après l’exposition, les enfants peuvent s’amuser avec une grande maison de poupées, construire la leur ou se détendre dans le coin lecture.

Little Life
Koken, poetsen, de tafel dekken, het bed opmaken, bezoek ontvangen, een huis inrichten,… Het dagelijks leven in huis is een onuitputtelijk inspiratiebron voor het kinderspel. Met poppen, poppenhuizen, fornuisjes, meubeltjes en serviesjes verzinnen kinderen verhalen en doen ze de huiselijke bezigheden van volwassenen na. Meer dan 100 jaar geleden was dit soort speelgoed voorbehouden voor meisjes uit de rijkere klassen.
De tentoonstelling Little Life neemt de bezoeker mee naar deze mooie kleine wereld, die op prachtige wijze het huiselijk leven van de burgerlijke milieus uit de 19de en het begin van de 20ste eeuw verbeeld.
Basis van de tentoonstelling is een uitzonderlijk poppenhuis, vervaardigd rond 1900 naar het model van een Brusselse neoklassieke woning. Samen met allerlei ander antiek speelgoed vertellen we van salon tot badkamer hoe een woning, het interieur en het dagelijks leven van een gegoede familie eruit zag.
Voor de kids: een ludieke mise-en-scène met DIY-opdrachten en een 3D animatie zorgen voor extra beleving in de tentoonstelling. Na de tentoonstelling kunnen de kinderen terecht op de speelzolder om zelf een poppenkamer te ontwerpen, zich te vermaken met een mega groot poppenhuis of weg te dromen in de boekenhoek.

> till 30-12-2018 | Royal Museums for Art and History

Reopening of the Wolfers Frères jewelry store
created by Victor Horta

105 years after the official inauguration of the Wolfers Frères jewellery business in 1912, visitors will once again be able to admire the shop in its original form. To do this, the Cinquantenaire museum has cleared a room of approximately the same shape and area as that originally foreseen by Victor Horta in the building in rue d’Arenberg in Brussels.
On the basis of a thorough historical study, the showcases and the counters will be reinstalled as Horta designed them in his time. First, it was necessary to take down the provisional arrangement of a part of the furniture in the museum and then obtain from storage the remaining interior elements. Even the original entrance doors will be reintegrated into the whole. Visitors will be able to walk around an identical reconstruction of the room, like elite customers of the past.
The interior layout of the shop has been restored to the highest standards. The Cuban mahogany furniture has been cleaned and the original layer of varnish refurbished. The velvet interior furnishing of the showcases has been re-woven based on the original material. The patina of the bronze decorations has been refreshed. The harmony of the colours desired by Horta emerges once again: a sublime combination of the deep red polished mahogany, the dark green velvet, and the golden accents of the bronze decorations, all in total accord with the mauve colour of the walls. Thanks to this detailed restoration and refinishing, visitors will have the illusion of crossing once again the threshold into a Brussels shop for luxury goods.

> till 06-01-2019 | Royal Museums for Art and History

Alix - The Art of Jacques Martin
To mark the seventieth anniversary of Alix’s creation, Éditions Casterman, the Angoulême International Comics Festival and La Cité internationale de la bande dessinée et de l’image have joined forces to put together a one-of-a-kind exhibition devoted to the art of Jacques Martin.
After opening on 25 January 2018 as part of the Angoulême Festival, this major retrospective remained in Angoulême’s Musée de la bande dessinée until 13 May 2018. It will be presented in the Art & History Museum of Brussels between 14 September 2018 and 6 January 2019, at the occasion of the Brussels Comic Strip Festival (14-16/09), in collaboration with visit.brussels. The exhibition explores the four decades of Jacques Martin’s creative output that came between 1948 and 1988. With Alix as its focus, the exhibition showcases Jacques Martin’s unique aesthetic — one apparent in both his first advertising jobs and the truly personal graphic and narrative style that later emerged in his work.
The exhibition will be completely re-staged to be presented in Brussels, in the galleries of the Art &History Museum housing their precious collections of Ancient art. 150 original works will be arranged into themes (historical references, the topics of women, fantasy and more) to cover the wonderful work of Jacques Martin through the adventures of his legendary hero.

> 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.

> till 21-06-2020 | Halle Gate

Back to Bruegel
Experience the 16th century

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. 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. Up above the old city gate, you can enjoy an impressive view over the city. And high-tech binoculars will transport you into Brussels and the surrounding countryside on the time of Bruegel.

 


Future Exhibitions
of the Federal Scientific Institutes

> 26-09-2018 > 06-01-2019 | Archives de l'État en Belgique

Bruxelles, novembre 1918. De la guerre à la paix ?
Le Musée BELvue accueillera une exposition intitulée « Bruxelles, novembre 1918. De la guerre à la paix ? ». Réalisée par le CegeSoma sur base, entre autres, de documents conservés aux Archives de l’État, son objectif est d’aborder les derniers mois de guerre et les premier mois du retour à la paix en se focalisant sur Bruxelles. Le 11 novembre 1918 marque la fin de la Grande Guerre. Pour Bruxelles s'annonce la fin d'une occupation qui aura duré près de 50 mois. Comment les Bruxellois ont-ils vécu la fin de la guerre, et quels sont les enjeux majeurs auxquels Bruxelles est confronté pendant cette période ? À travers des photos historiques, des films d’archives et des objets d’époque, l’exposition - trilingue - nous plonge dans le Bruxelles tourmenté de 1918, pris entre gestion des problèmes sanitaires, confronté à de l’accueil des réfugiés et au retour des combattants et des exilés, et la nécessité d’instaurer la paix sociale et d’organiser une nouvelle démocratie. Cette exposition est réalisée par le CegeSoma/Archives de l'État dans le cadre des commémorations du 100ème anniversaire de la Grande Guerre.

Brussel, november 1918. Van oorlog naar vrede?
In het Museum BELvue loopt de tentoonstelling 'Brussel, november 1918'. De tentoonstelling werd opgezet door het CegeSoma op basis van archiefstukken die worden bewaard in het Rijksarchief. De expo geeft een inkijk in het leven tijdens de laatste oorlogsmaanden en de eerste maanden na de Wapenstilstand, met focus op Brussel. Op 11 november 1918 komt een einde aan de Grote Oorlog. Dit betekent voor Brussel het einde van een bezetting die bijna 50 maanden geduurd heeft. Hoe beleven de Brusselaars het einde van de oorlog en aan welke grote uitdagingen moet Brussel in deze periode het hoofd bieden? Enerzijds wordt de net bevrijde stad geconfronteerd met de opvang van vluchtelingen en terugkeer van strijders en bannelingen, en moeten tegelijk de sanitaire problemen worden aangepakt, terwijl Brussel anderzijds ook alles in het werk moet stellen om de sociale vrede na te streven en een nieuwe democratie te organiseren. Aan de hand van historische foto’s, archieffilms en voorwerpen uit die tijd dompelt deze tentoonstelling – in drie talen – je onder in het roerige Brussel van 1918. Een tentoonstelling van CegeSoma/Rijksarchief in het kader van de herdenking van 100 jaar Grote Oorlog.

> 01-10-2018 > 27-01-2019 | Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium

Berlin
Berlin as the cosmopolitan and mythical artistic hotspot of the twenties experienced an unprecedented transformation. Social, political and technological upheavals revolutionized postwar society and artistic creation.
The exhibition ‘Berlin 1912-1932’ highlights this key period. With a Belgian view of the German art scene in mind, it pays special attention to an everyday reality that was marked by crisis and utopia, ravage and euphoria, misery and decadence. Known as the ‘Golden ‘twenties’, this gripping era comes alive again through more than 200 major artworks by Otto Dix, Raoul Hausmann, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Kazimir Malevich, Aleksandr Rodchenko, Max Beckmann, George Grosz, Hannah Höch…
Discover an impressive collection of paintings, sculptures, drawings, photographs, films and architecture, and experience one of the most fascinating chapters of our history.

> 05-10-2018 > 27-01-2019 | Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium

Serge Vandercam & Hugo Claus
The Raft of the Medusa

Knowing each other already as members of the CoBRa group (1948-1951), Serge Vandercam (1924-2005) and Hugo Claus (1929-2008) get into contact again at the beginning of the 1960s.
Vandercam, who then lives in Albisola in Italy, creates a multitude of works with writers in the pure CoBRa tradition. During a trip to Denmark in 1961, he discovers Tollund Man, which brings him back to a brutal and libertarian figuration. Hugo Claus follows the work of the painter and writes a poem that is published in 1963 on the occasion of an exhibition of Vandercam in Rotterdam. The following year, the collaboration continues with a theme that can be regarded as the synthesis of the conducted research. The comrades switch roles: Claus paints, Vandercam writes.
The Raft of the Medusa refers to a news fact that Géricault transcended in his large painting of 1818-1819: shipwreck, reckonings, and cannibalism make the raft a concentrate of inhumanity which refers directly to the cruelty of the original sacrifice embodied by Tollund Man. Through the series of five paintings realised in a form of lyrical high, Claus and Vandercam bear witness to the permanence of both an insurrectional and libertarian CoBRa spirit.

> 18-10-2018 > 01-09-2019 | Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences

Teddy & Bear
an exhibition children can visit with their teddy
When you were little you probably had a teddy bear, but did you ever want to find out more about real bears? Get to know the necessities in Teddy & Bear! Our temporary exhibition will explain their evolution and relationship with prehistoric humans. We’ll answer questions such as when and where did bears first emerge? How long have bears and humans coexisted in Europe? Were there cave bears in Belgium? Did prehistoric humans hunt them? The exhibition also focuses on how they live. How many bear species are there today? What are their characteristics? What are they like? Where do they live? Are they really clumsy? Are some of them good swimmers, climbers and runners? Do they only eat honey? Do they all go to sleep in winter? Is the yeti a bear too?

> 23-11-2018 > 24-03-2019 | Royal Museums for Art and History

INCA Dress Code: Textiles and adornment of the Andes
The Royal Museum of Art and History’s « Americas » collections are among the finest and most extensive in Europe. Although the various Andean cultures (Peru, Bolivia and Chili) are well-known mainly for their ceramics, their precious metalwork, and their mummies, the public does not have a clear picture of how these people lived and dressed. Textiles were particularly valued because they were considered an extremely precious commodity: they were not only items for wearing, but also symbols of power and identity and could be used as offerings or as a currency of exchange.

> 18-12-2018 > 24-03-2019 | Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium

Maurice Wyckaert
Retrospective

After Jules Schmalzigaug, Ferdinand Schirren, Marc Mendelson, Lismonde and Walter Leblanc, the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium honour one of the major figures of post-war art in Belgium with this retrospective dedicated to Maurice Wyckaert (1923-1996).
Following his studies at the Academy of Brussels and the “Vrije Atelier” of Woluwe-Saint-Lambert, Maurice Wyckaert starts off in a style similar to that of Jean Brusselmans. Deeply marked by the Flemish Expressionism, he updates the latter by directing it towards a lyrical abstraction combined with a calligraphical aspiration. Oriented towards the Germanic culture and attentive to innovations coming fromthe other side of the Atlantic, Wyckaert develops a personal body of work that is characterised by the expansion of the use of colours.On the canvas, this is unfolded like in so many inner landscapes that reflect a quest for identity, in which the Flemish sentiment plays a decisive role. Being close to CoBRa through Asger Jorn and Serge Vandercam, co-founder in 1955 of the magazine “Meridiaan” and the gallery Taptoe, Maurice Wyckaert then joins the Situationist International and the International Movement for an Imaginist Bauhaus. It is he who will read the “Déclaration au nom de la quatrième conférence de l’Internationale Situationiste” (Declaration on behalf of the fourth conference of the Situationist International) at the institute for contemporary arts on September 28, 1960.

> 21-06-2019 > 21-06-2020 | Royal Museums for Art and History

Back to Bruegel
Experience the 16th century

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. 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. Up above the old city gate, you can enjoy an impressive view over the city. And high-tech binoculars will transport you into Brussels and the surrounding countryside on the time of Bruegel.


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