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

See the KIK-IRPA's main projects


15-17|06|2015 Symposium Paul Coremans
From 15 to 17 June 2015 the KIK-IRPA organises an international symposium in honour of its founder and first director Paul Coremans (1908-1965). Fifty years after he passed away, it is a unique opportunity to look back at his extraordinary career. The impact of his innovative ideas and vision on...
26|03|2015 Open days at the KIK-IRPA
Le jeudi 26 mars 2015, l’IRPA vous invite à une journée Portes Ouvertes dédiée spécialement aux étudiants et aux groupes, mais les autres intéressés sont aussi le bienvenue. Une occasion exceptionnelle de découvrir, à leur...
3-4|09 SOIMA 2015: Unlocking sound&image heritage
See, Listen and Share! What? An international conference on ensuring a safe and creative future for sound and image heritage. Twelve national and international institutions are supporting the event hosted in Brussels by the KIK-IRPA. Why? Recorded sound and images have captured our world, our li...