The borders have been closed since mid-March, as have the museums... But some works have remained accessible so they could be enjoyed by art lovers.
With his book ‘Oorlog en terpentijn’ (War and turpentine) the Belgian author Stefan Hertmans won the prestigious AKO Prize for Literature 2014.
On 17 October 2014 the province of West Flanders organised the great light spectacle 'Lightfront' in remembrance of the First World War.
The Belgian Comic Strip Center (BSC) celebrated its 25th anniversary on 4 and 5 October 2014.