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....