Information for the press


19 June 2018 | Presentation of the original Lamb of the Van Eycks on the Ghent Altarpiece

Press kit (pdf)


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Press kits at the journalists' disposal

11 January 2018 | Jan van Eyck online: Closer to Van Eyck

Press release (pdf in French)

Selection of images (zip)

9 November 2017 - Press conference on the continuation of the Ghent altarpiece's restoration

Press release

Selection of images

Selection of images at work

30 October 2017 - Launch of the updated website Closer to Van Eyck

Press release

Summer of 2017 - Exhibition The German negatives (1917-1918). Belgium's artistic heritage through the lens of the German occupiers

Press kit

access plan


6 April 2017 - Press release of the University of Antwerp and the KIK-IRPA: Chemical imaging makes restoration of Van Eycks' masterpiece possible

Press release (pdf)

12 October 2016 - Press conference: restoration of the Ghent Altarpiece 

Invitation (pdf)

Press release (PDF)

For the high resolution images, please contact

1 June 2015 - International Symposium Paul Coremans

Press release (pdf)

Photos for publication (zip)

Other photos are available on demand


15 April 2015 - Free E-book on Painting Frames and Supports

Press Release (pdf)

Images for publication (zip)


Press conference Ghent Altarpiece 20 June 2014 

Press kit (pdf)

Images for publication (zip)


20 February 2014 - JPI Cultural Heritage: Strategic Research Agenda

       Press release (pdf)

June 27th 2013: Press conference: presentation of the results of 9 months of conservation-restoration and study of the Ghent Altarpiece

Press release (pdf)

Images for publication (zip)

7 December 2012 - A new instrument to support church committees in the conservation of their liturgical vestments: KIK-IRPA offers a training module

Press release (pdf, in French)

Brochure (pdf, in French)

September 7 2012 - Press conference for the start of the restoration of the Ghent Altarpiece

Press kit (zip, in Dutch)

June 25 2012 - Book launch The Brueg[H]el Phenomenon


Table of contents

March 28 2012: A painting by Brueghel ready for exhibition

Press kit (pdf, in French)

February 24 2012 - Launching of the website 'Closer to Van Eyck': press conference

A project of the Getty Foundation and the Nederlandse Organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek, realised in cooperation with the Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage (KIK-IRPA), the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Universum Digitalis and Lukasweb. 

Press release (pdf)

The website in a few words (pdf, in French)

4 photos to download (zip)


January 17 2012 - Restoration project Ghent Altarpiece: press conference

Press release (pdf)

Invitation press conference (contains program, in Dutch)


July 7 2011 - New web site allows study of unique images of Ghent Altarpiece

Press release (pdf)


June 4 2010 - Press meeting: Rendez-vous with the Just Judges

Press kit (pdf, in French) - Press kit (pdf, in Dutch)

KIK-IRPA's contribution to the project (pdf)


April 25 2010 - Open days at KIK-IRPA, in the framework of the Erfgoeddag, in collaboration with Davidsfonds 

Press release (pdf, in French) 


April 14 2010 - RIHA Journal: new international magazine on art history

Press release (pdf)


September 1, 2009 - Discovery of a painting by Murillo in Belgium 

Press kit with photos (pdf, in French)


Publication of the fourth volume of the Scientia Artis collection: Autour de la Madeleine Renders

Press kit (pdf, in French)


IRPA's 60th anniversary celebration: presentation of the open days on September 20  and 21, 2008

Press kit (pdf, in French)