Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage (IRPA-KIK)

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




Archéologie 2014: Midis de l'archéologie
In the framework of "Archéologie 2014 : 25 ans d'Archéologie en Wallonie", of which the KIK-IRPA is a partner, a series of 8 free conferences in French will take place at the Brussels Museum of Natural Sciences. They will focus on the environment, daily life and diet of our ancestors....
10|09|2014 Ghent Altarpiece International Study Day
The KIK-IRPA and the University of Ghent are honoured to announce the Ghent Altarpiece International Study Day that takes place in Ghent on 10 September 2014. The day is intended for art historians, curators, conservators, scientists and other schoolars studying Early Netherlandish Painting. In the ...
Studiedag rond Diestiaan ijzerzandsteengebruik
Het KIK, het regionaal landschap Noord-Hageland en de afdeling ALBON van de Vlaamse overheid organiseren op vrijdag 19 september 2014 de studiedag "Omgaan met Diestiaan ijzerzandsteengebruik" in het Begijnhof van Diest. [the official language of this study day is Dutch] Meer info
21|09|2014 Open days at the KIK-IRPA!
On Sunday 21 September 2014 the KIK-IRPA opens its doors in the framework of the Open Monumentendagen of the Brussels-Capital Region. A rare occasion to discover the study and restoration of art works, with explanations by passionate experts. From 10 until 17 h, free entrance, no reservations.
14-16|10|2014 Salt Weathering of Buildings & Stone Sculptures
Third International Conference on Salt Weathering of Buildings and Stone Sculptures | Call for abstracts 14-16 October 2014Brussels – Belgium Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage (KIK-IRPA)     The first International Conference SWBSS was held in Copenhagen, Denmark in 2008 and...