02-06-2022 | BRAIN-BE

IMMILAB Conférence finale
L’intégration des immigrés, anciens et nouveaux, dans notre économie et notre société reste un défi majeur. Le projet IMMILAB, en cours depuis 2017, s’est penché sur les obstacles et les solutions à apporter. Le projet, financé par BELSPO dans le cadre du programme BRAIN-be, a réuni trois équipes de recherche expérimentées qui ont accumulé une multitude de nouvelles connaissances au cours des 5 dernières années. Le groupe de recherche IMMILAB souhaite vous inviter à la conférence finale du projet où nous présenterons nos résultats de recherche. Nous poserons également la question suivante: quelles sont les implications politiques? C’est la raison pour laquelle nous interagirons avec des experts et des décideurs politiques.
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02-06-2022 | BRAIN-Be

IMMILAB slotconferentie
De integratie van migranten, oude en nieuwe, in onze economie en maatschappij blijft een heel belangrijke uitdaging. Het IMMILAB-project, dat loopt sinds 2017, heeft gekeken waar de barrières liggen en wat er kan gedaan worden. Het project, gefinancierd door BELSPO onder het BRAIN-be programma, bracht drie ervaren onderzoeksteams samen die over de voorbije 5 jaar een rijkdom aan nieuwe inzichten hebben verzameld. De onderzoeksgroep IMMILAB nodigt u graag uit voor de slotconferentie van het project waar we onze onderzoeksresultaten zullen delen. We zullen daar ook de vraag stellen: wat betekent dit voor beleid? We gaan daarom in gesprek met experten en beleidsmensen. De slotconferentie wordt georganiseerd ism met BELSPO, ULB, UMONS
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08-06-2022 | COST

COST Information sessions 2022
The Belgian COST National Contact Points (CNCs) organise on 8 June 2022 in the Royal Library (KBR) in Brussels two information sessions:
- a general session to present COST and its networking opportunities
- a specialised session for Belgian researchers and innovators that are preparing a proposal as the 'main proposer' or ‘secondary proposer’.
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TILL 22-05-2022 | Art & History Museum

Inuit. Graphic Journey in the Far North

The Museum of Art & History joins the Picture Festival! in order to discover an art form that is still largely unknown: Inuit printmaking. The exhibition presents about twenty prints and some sculptures from the collection of the Belgian poet Carl Norac. These works, produced by 19 artists (mainly women) using various printmaking techniques, illustrate themes such as the Arctic marine life, shamanism and mythology.
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till 29-05-2022 | Art & History Museum

Before Time Began
Aboriginal art from Australia

The Aboriginal world is wondrous and fascinating, full of secrets for the uninitiated. Australia's first inhabitants are the inheritors of the world's oldest continuous culture, dating back 65,000 years. However rich, this culture did not find expression in buildings, written texts or movable works of art. Ancient knowledge of the land was and is passed on from generation to generation, exclusively through oral tradition, during rituals and ceremonies. Central to this knowledge is the concept of the Dream.
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till 12-06-2022 | Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium

Henri Evenepoel
A journey to Algeria

This temporary exhibition presents the drawings, photographs and certain paintings that the Belgian artist Henri Evenepoel (Nice, 1872- Paris, 1899) produced during his Algerian period. Despite it being a difficult time in his life, the drawings and paintings made during this period are considered to be among the best of his work. Some fifty known sketches and watercolours show that here, too, it is mainly the human figure that fascinates him. This relatively small number can be explained on the one hand by the fact that Algerians did not want to be portrayed, and on the other by the frequent use of his photo camera, with which he took more than 400 pictures in the four months he spent on the African continent.
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TILL 07-08-2022 | Museum of Natural Sciences

T. rex.
The most famous of dinosaurs

As you enter, you will have a spectacular face-to-face encounter with Trix, a 67-million-year-old femaleT. rex. Her skeleton, a 3D cast of high scientific quality, is simply breathtaking. It’s now time to get to know her. The exhibition includes 6 interactive displays to help you understand the work of the palaeontologists. A further 6 interactive displays allow you to learn more about the paleobiology of the T. rex in general. Enjoy the exhibition through 12 interactive stages: an electronic game, a microscope, videos, a quiz, and a variety of challenges! Especially designed for children aged 5 and above, this is a treat for all dinosaur fans!
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till 07-08-2022 | Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium

Tanya Goel

Tanya Goel's (1985, New Delhi, India) work is characterised by a methodical approach in which spontaneity and methodically calculated order are simultaneously present. Her dense, complex and ambitiously scaled works evoke the rigorous exploration of abstraction and the implementation of a mathematical creative process; playing with the ambiguity created by the delicate balance between structure and chaos.
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till 07-08-2022 | Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium

Christian Dotremont

On the occasion of the centenary of the birth of the poet and painter Christian Dotremont, the Royal Museums of Fine Arts and the Archives & Museum of Literature are devoting an exceptional exhibition to this Belgian artist. More than 120 works on paper bear witness to his graphic oscillation between writing and painting.
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Till 07-08-2022 | Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium

Omar Ba

Omar Ba’s work (1977, Senegal) is characterised by its enigmatic nature and its great poetic intensity. He seeks to express his subconscious and his symbolic interpretation of reality, therefor contrasting with the common didactic narrative. The artist deals with themes such as chaos, destruction and dictatorship, draping his political discourse in a veil of poetry thanks to a pictorial language that is entirely his own, both fierce and delicate.
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till 07-08-2022 | Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium

The death of Marat

Since 1893, the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium own Jacques Louis David's masterpiece "The death of Marat" (1793). In order to bear witness to the central position of this painting in the advent of modern art, the Royal Museums dedicate an exhibition to this masterpiece of our collections . For the first time, we are offering an unprecedented approach to David's artwork by combining both historical and contemporary views, as well as a scientific approach by presenting to the public of the results of a research campaign that involved laboratory analyses.
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till 31-08-2022 | KBR

Toots 100. The Sound of a Belgian Legend

On 29 April 2022, Toots Thielemans would have turned 100 years old. This Brussels native from the Marolles was an outstanding guitarist and one of the best harmonica players in the world. He played on stages all over the world. International stars such as Quincy Jones, Peggy Lee and Sting lined up to work with him. But no matter how far his international fame reached, Toots remained a Belgian at heart. With the exhibition “Toots 100. The Sound of a Belgian Legend” we pay tribute to Toots in his hometown Brussels.
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till 04-12-2022 | Halle Gate

Magical Theatres

The paper theatre, miniature theatre or table top theatre was once a source of pleasure for young and old. These days, it has sunk into oblivion. The "Magical Theatres" exhibition brings back to life the magical world of this toy, its fantastic colourful decors and its small paper actors. The Halle Gate opens the doors onto a world full of stories, from Shakespeare plays to the tales of the Grimm Brothers.
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till 30-07-2023 | Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium

Our collection in question

As part of the Museum in Questions campaign launched in the autumn of 2021, the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium are keen to participate in the debate surrounding current social matters. Two exhibition rooms contextualise two burning topics for museums around the world: by shedding scientific light on the questions of colonialism and diversity, on the one hand, and the problem of the restitution of cultural goods looted during the Second World War, on the other, the Royal Museums aims to be a laboratory for reflection that will enable us to participate in the construction of the museum of tomorrow, by insisting on how scientific research, one of the museum's primordial missions, can contribute to the contemporary debate.
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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.
At the Old Masters Museum, you can admire the original paintings of this iconic artist. They will introduce you to a whole cast of characters – sometimes peculiar, sometimes recognizable; but all masterpieces in their own right. In addition, you can discover about a dozen works by Bruegel’s sons and other followers, which allow you to further explore his brilliant artistic work.
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Virtual exhibitions


Birth, the virtual exhibition of Belspo
Science and Culture at the Royal Palace of Brussels

Unfortunately, the 2020 edition of the Science and Culture exhibition at the Royal Palace cannot take place in situ. However, Belspo devised an alternative but original route, adapted to the circumstances, through a virtual exhibition.
And why not? The Federal Scientific Institutions offer a route through a selection of works of art, objects or films on the theme of "Birth". They are followed by Sciensano, CINEMATEK, the National Geographical Institute (NGI) and two departments of Belspo.

Through the virtual exhibition Birth, the Federal Scientific Institutions (FWI) offer the general public the opportunity to explore a broad thematic framework, including works of art, natural specimens and phenomena, scientific research topics and archival documents or photographs.

The theme of birth and origin in the broadest sense is a recurring theme in many researchers working in sometimes very diverse fields, including astrophysicists, historians, archaeologists, biologists, doctors, geologists and palaeontologists. From their respective fields, they look at the theme of birth from their own specific point of view. How did the universe, heaven and earth come into being? How does a living being come to life? How do natural phenomena arise? What cultural practices are associated with birth and how do they understand it? Why are documents kept as birth certificates?
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Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium

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.
> Fine Arts at Home

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

The KMKG-MRAH invites you to explore its collections.
Masterpieces online

Museum of Musical Instruments (MIM)
Take a look and discover the richness we would like to share with you from behind your screen
> A virtual visit to the MIM

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!
> NaturalsciencesAtHome

Museum of Musical Instruments (MIM)
Take a look and discover the richness we would like to share with you from behind your screen
> A virtual visit to the MIM


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.
Liste de toutes les ressources électroniques

Alle e-bronnen en gedigitaliseerde collecties van KBR nu van thuis uit raadpleegbaar
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