The Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage (KIK-IRPA) ensures the transmission of knowledge with regard to our heritage, works of art and conservation-restoration expertise.
Knowledge sharing is part of our mission
We share knowledge in a variety of ways:
- The Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage already plays a pioneering role in open data by ensuring that all research data collected by the Institute is available without restriction. We use the most appropriate technical means for the online transmission of our research data.
- The Institute is present at numerous international colloquia and knowledge-sharing platforms.
- The Institute also focuses on the publication of scientific articles and publications. Through our work on traineeships, we strive to provide the most appropriate technical means for the online transmission of our research data.
- Our employees carry out teaching assignments at universities, colleges and academies and give guest lectures both at home and abroad.
The Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage publishes its specialised journal, the Bulletin, the prestigious collection Scientia Artis, and three series devoted to the Flemish Primitives: the Corpus, the Repertoire and the Contributions.
In the five series published by the Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage, you will find a wealth of information about Belgium's art heritage.
KIK-IRPA publishes its own specialist journal, the Bulletin, and four world-renowned series, the Scientia Artis, and dealing specifically with the Flemish Primitives, the Corpus, the Directory and the Contributions.
The RIHA is an open-access electronic journal published by the International Association of Research Institutes in the History of Art (RIHA), of which the Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage is a member.
We organise training courses and activities
The Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage organises numerous training courses, conferences and other activities.