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

 

Projects

AGENDA

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....
15-16|05|2014 Vlaams-Nederlandse Natuursteendag
5de Vlaams-Nederlandse Natuursteendag Brussel, 15-16 mei 2014   [The official language of the conference will be Dutch.]   Betekenisvol gebruik van natuursteen Natuursteen kan bekeken worden op de schaal van de steen, van het gebouw en van het landschap. Elk van deze schaalniveaus w...
20-22|05|2014 Workshop on surface cleaning
From Tuesday 20 until Thursday 22 May 2014 the KIK-IRPA and the Belgian Professional Association of Conservator-restorers of Art Objects (BRK-APROA) organize a three-day workshop on Materials and Methods for Surface Cleaning and Removal of Film-Forming Materials given by Prof. Paolo Cremonesi, PhD...
05|06|2014 Conference: Inside Illuminations
Researching the components and technology of Western Manuscript Illuminations in the laboratory has become more widespread during the last decade. The great diversity of techniques, materials and tools used by illuminators to illustrate and decorate texts has become a challenging topic for scholars ...
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...