19 January 2018

The macro photographs and scientific visual material, such as infrared photos and X-rays, of 20 works by the famous 15th century Flemish painter Jan van Eyck from 11 top museums have now been brought together in a single website.

17 January 2018

The Belgian biologist Bart Van de Vijver has discovered a new type of algae on the Kerguelen Islands. The minuscule algae belongs to the diatom family and has been named ‘Cyclotella deceusteriana’, after a major sponsor of the Botanic Garden in Meise.

22 December 2017

Anyone interested in (re-)discovering the life and work of Victor Horta ought to be in Brussels in 2018. ‘Horta Inside Out’ will be organising a whole range of exhibitions, conferences, lectures and walking tours focusing on this architect throughout the year.

21 December 2017

The Louvre Abu Dhabi opened its doors to the public on 11 November. Designed by the architect Jean Nouvel, this museum declares itself to be "the first universal museum in the Arab world".


29 November 2017 - 30 December 2018

The furniture in the old Wolfers Frères jewellery shop, which is preserved at the Royal Art and History Museum, was designed by Victor Horta in between 1909 and 1911, at the same time as the shop.

Promotional film about Belgium

Kingdom of Belgium

Capital   Brussels
Area   30,528 km²
Population   11 million
Population Density   365 inhabitants/km²
Languages   Dutch, French, German
Political System   Monarchy
Head of State   H.M. King Philippe
Hymn   Brabançonne
Motto   Strength through Unity
Currency   Euro
GDP   $524,8 Billion

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Art Nouveau and Art Déco, from the Belle Epoque to the Roaring Twenties