Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage (KIK-IRPA)

The KIK-IRPA is a federal scientific institute responsible for the documentation, study and conservation-restoration of the cultural and artistic heritage of our country.

Art historians, photographers, chemists, archaeologists, engineers and conservator-restorers carry out interdisciplinary research on the materials and techniques used in works of art and cultural artefacts and on the materials and methods used in conservation-restoration.

The KIK-IRPA is a unique resource for scientific, photographic and technical documentation of the cultural heritage of the country. More information

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AGENDA

Call for papers seminar confiscated art
Call for papers for the 19th Art historical seminar of the KIK-IRPA, in collaboration with the Groupe d’études du XVIIIe siècle et des révolutions de l’Université de Liège and the Centrum Rubenianum Antwerp: A new look at the confiscation of heritage...
18-19|01|2018 ELinC conference
The Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage (KIK-IRPA, Brussels, Belgium), the University of Antwerp (UA, Antwerp, Belgium) and the Royal Museums of Art and History (KMKG-MRAH, Brussels, Belgium) invite you to submit an abstract for our two-day conference European Lacquer in Context (ELinC) on 18 and ...
Expo restoration|REVELATION prolonged
The exhibition restoration|REVELATION: the Exterior Wings of the Ghent Altarpiece has been prolonged until 26 November 2017. In 2012 the restorers of the Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage (KIK-IRPA, Brussels) started treatment of the Ghent Altarpiece by the Van Eyck brothers. No one expected th...