Works of art

Encouraging interest in safeguarding our moveable heritage.

Sculptures, canvases and decorative artefacts are among the many masterpieces that bear witness to our rich heritage. The King Baudouin Foundation is committed to safeguarding significant works of our moveable heritage for future generations, through acquisitions and donations. The Heritage Fund managed by the Foundation promotes over 25,000 works and thousands of historic documents, which are exhibited in public collections across the four corners of Belgium. Collectors who wish to preserve their collections and ensure their visibility can find in the King Baudouin Foundation a reliable and rigorous partner that is attentive to their wishes and needs.

Our activities

  • promoting the Heritage Fund’s collection in Belgium and Europe, including through BRAFA (the Brussels Art Fair), exhibitions, publications and digital communication
  • support for acquisition, restoration, publication and training projects in museums and associations active in the heritage sector
  • facilitating philanthropy among donors and collectors
  • conducting innovative projects with Belgian and foreign partners.

Works of art is part of the programme Heritage and culture

More information on heritage-kbf.be

Calls for projects

Fund René and Karin Jonckheere - Call for projects 2021 for organisations

Safeguarding movable cultural heritage highlighting the European dimension of Brussels

Selection announced

Nonkels (Jacqueline Nonkels Prize) - Call for projects for organisations

The annual Jacqueline Nonkels Prize (€ 5000) is awarded for the preservation and promotion of Belgian surrealist heritage.

Selection announced

Nonkels (Jacqueline Nonkels Prize) - Call for projects for individuals

The annual Jacqueline Nonkels Prize (€ 5000) is awarded for the preservation and promotion of Belgian surrealist heritage.

Selection announced

Funds and philanthropic tools

Jan Dierckx (Fund)

Preservation and valorization of the history of printing. The Fund primarily supports the activities of the Plantin Moretus Museum in Antwerp.

Marie Jeanne Dauchy (Fund)

Safeguard, conservation, protection, restoration and promotion of Brussels cultural heritage

Marcel Van Rooy - Elise De Smet (Fund)

Acquisition, conservation and promotion of works of art in earthenware and porcelain in Belgian museums famous for their ceramics collections.

Stories

The Goffinet archives shed light on Belgium’s colonial past

Works of art

"The intervention of the Heritage Fund enabled archives of huge historical value to be acquired, which today are making a valuable contribution to current issues."
Olivier Defrance
Historian and author of the Goffinet archives inventory