Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage (KIK-IRPA)

The KIK-IRPA is a federal scientific institute responsible for the documentation, study and conservation-restoration of the cultural and artistic heritage of our country.

Art historians, photographers, chemists, archaeologists, engineers and conservator-restorers carry out interdisciplinary research on the materials and techniques used in works of art and cultural artefacts and on the materials and methods used in conservation-restoration.

The KIK-IRPA is a unique resource for scientific, photographic and technical documentation of the cultural heritage of the country. More information

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AGENDA

22|07 - 04|09|2016 Cartographiae
As each year, the Royal Palace in Brussels opens its doors to the public in summer: from 22 July to 4 September 2016. The public will be able to discover the exposition Cartographiae showing maps and cartography throughout the centuries. In order to bring the intriguing and little-known world of ca...
13|09|2016 Info-session on E-RIHS.be
It is a pleasure to announce that KIK-IRPA organizes on 13 Sept 2016 (13.30-17.00) an info-session on: E-RIHS.be   as potential national platform linked to E-RIHS, the European Research Infrastructure on Heritage Science.  E-RIHS will provide state-of-the-art tools and services to cro...
15|09|2016 Call for papers: Flandes by substitution
Flandes by substitution: Copies of Flemish Masters in the Hispanic World (1500-1700) This Art History Seminar 18 of the KIK-IRPA, which will take place in Brussels on 9-10 February 2017, is organized in collaboration with the Spanish National Research Project COPIMONARCH. La copia pict&oa...
17-18|09|2016 Open days at the KIK-IRPA
On Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 September 2014 the KIK-IRPA will open its doors as part of the Open Monument Days of the Brussels-Capital Region, this year with the theme Styles recycled. This is a rare opportunity to wander around the institute at your own pace, discovering the research and restorat...
28-29|09|2016 RE-ORG: deadline extended
  International RE-ORG Seminar Reconnecting with Collections in Storage For most museums around the world, caring for – and ensuring the accessibility of – collections in storage is a major challenge. Small museums are particularly vulnerable, because of their limited resources a...
19-21|10|2016 EECHB 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...
27-28|10|2016 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 ...