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.
Belgium has more than 700 comic strip authors, and the Belgian Comic Strip Center in Brussels is the leading site for collections of their works.
At the end of the 19th century, Art Nouveau marked a major shift in the evolution of architecture.
In July 2019, King Philippe made changes to the royal family's coat of arms and adapted it to reflect historical and judicial evolutions.
In the 11th century, the feudal system was waning. The cities, however, were very much on the rise. Their economic power allowed them to buy off far-reaching administrative autonomy from the Lords.
The comic strip is a fully-fledged art form and the Belgian comic book tradition has all the qualities required to compete on the world stage. That is indisputable.