Are you fascinated by art, culture and science? At the Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage's open day, you will discover all the finer points of heritage conservation and restoration:
How does restoration work? What is dendrochronology? Do you have historical photos from my municipality? How do you make a radiograph of a painting? How do you determine the composition of medieval paint? And how do you tell the difference between an original artwork and a forgery?
Our passionate restorers, art historians, chemists and photographers leave no question unanswered. Let your eyes wander in the restoration studios displaying a wide range of artworks, discover how radioactive particles reveal the age of an object, or how to use ultraviolet or infrared light to visualise the invisible. At the Institute, years of experience and cutting-edge technology go hand in hand to safeguard the future of historic monuments and works of art from all over Belgium.
KIK-IRPA open house
Location: Parc du Cinquantenaire, 1, 1000 Brussels