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Open workshop: Get started with the “Rijmbijbel”

11 June 2023
14:00 - 16:30

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At the end of the Middle Ages, 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. Many of these masterpieces have survived the ravages of time and of history and can now be admired at the KBR museum.

From 23 May, you can admire the oldest illustrated manuscript in Dutch at the KBR museum: the “Rijmbijbel” of Jacob van Maerlant. This 13th-century codex is an absolute masterpiece thanks to its famous author, but also because of the extremely luxurious nature of the manuscript and the high artistic level of the illumination. Be inspired by the delicate pages and get to work in an open workshop where you paint like a medieval miniaturist.



Practical information

  • When? Sunday 11 June, continuously from 2.00 pm to 4.30 pm
  • Where? In the atelier at the exit of the KBR museum
  • Price? Included in the price of your museum ticket
  • Who? Suitable for adults and children of 8 years and older.

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