KIK-IRPA Open Day 2024 (sold out)
Take a behind-the-scenes look at the study, inventory and conservation-restoration of precious objects from Belgium's cultural heritage at our Open Day on Thursday, March 14.
The open day is full. Registration is no longer possible.
Are you fascinated by art, culture and science? At the Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage's Open Day, you will discover all the finer points of heritage conservation and restoration:
How does restoration work? What is dendrochronology? Do you have historical photos from my municipality? How do you make a radiograph of a painting? How do you determine the composition of medieval paint? And how do you tell the difference between an original artwork and a forgery?
Our passionate restorers, art historians, chemists and photographers leave no question unanswered. Let your eyes wander in the restoration studios displaying a wide range of artworks, discover how radioactive particles reveal the age of an object, or how to use ultraviolet or infrared light to visualise the invisible. At the Institute, years of experience and cutting-edge technology go hand in hand to safeguard the future of historic monuments and works of art from all over Belgium.
Address: Parc du Cinquantenaire 1, 1000 Brussels
We will be open continuously from 10am to 6pm.
Presentation of your e-ticket at the entrance of the Institute is mandatory.
When registering online, you had to specify a time slot. This is only valid for the start of your visit. Your visit may last longer.
Upcoming KIK-IRPA events
The Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage (KIK-IRPA) is organizing an international Summer School in partnership with The International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM).
From May 29 through 1 June 2024, the Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands (RCE) will host the Architectural Finishes Research Conference in Amsterdam. They do so in collaboration with renowned partners on this subject in the Low Countries: the Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage (KIK-IRPA), SRAL ‒ The Conservation Institute, Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) and University of Amsterdam (UvA).