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

25-26|02|2016 Conference Francis I and the artists of the North (1515-1547)
As an extention of the events of 2015 celebrating the 500th anniversary of the accession of Francis I (1 January 1515) and the victory at Marignano (13-14 September 1515), the symposium will focus on the ties between the 'grand roy Françoys' and the North. Whereas the exchanges between Fran...
03|03|2016 Open Days at the KIK-IRPA
The KIK-IRPA invites you to its Open Days on Thursday 3 March 2016. A unique occasion to get an inside view of the study and restoration of art works. You can stroll along the different documentation units, studios and laboratories  where our experts will explain their work. Despite our personnel s...
6|04|2016 Integrated Pest Management for Cultural Heritage
Please note that the workshop on 6 April is fully booked. You can, however, still mark your interest by making an enquiry with the organiser, International Academic Projects. If there are sufficient candidates, a second workshop will be organised. This one-day introductory/refresher workshop of...
6-8|07|2016 Congresss Chemistry for Cultural Heritage
The KIK-IRPA and the University of Antwerp are pleased to announce the 4th International Congress Chemistry for Cultural Heritage (ChemCH2016), which will be held in Brussels on July 6-8, 2016. Contributions for oral presentations and posters are welcome on any aspect of chemistry for Cultural Heri...
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 ...