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Nocturne @ KBR museum

06 May 2021
16:00 - 20:30

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Experience the 15th century in the KBR museum until the early hours.

Six centuries ago, Brussels belonged to the rich and powerful Dukes of Burgundy. Skilled politicians and cultured patrons, they established a stirring treasure, a unique and fascinating collection of manuscripts: the Library of the Dukes of Burgundy.

Centuries ago, these masterpieces were copied and illustrated by hand, but they have stood the test of time and are now preserved at KBR.

During this nocturne, you will not only browse through this centuries-old collection, but you will also get to work with ink and quills! Don’t leave the youngest ones at home, because we have a workshop in store for them too.



Introduction to calligraphy

For adults.

Forget screens and keyboards to immerse yourself for a few moments in the delicate art of calligraphy. Equipped with nibs and ink, you will reproduce the gestures of medieval copyists, guided by the calligraphy artist Véronique Denoël. This ink artistry makes time stand still.


Writing with feather and ink

From the age of 7. 

How did people write books before computers, printers and even before the invention of pens? With plume and ink! Come and try it yourself and discover some exceptional manuscripts written this way more than 600 years ago!



  • Standard: € 5
  • -26: € 2,5
  • A27: € 1,25

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Discover the complete programme of the Brussels Museums Nocturnes.