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Opening weekend KBR museum

From 19 September 2020
to 20 September 2020

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Schedule

Start: 19 September 2020 - 10:00
End: 20 September 2020 - 18:00

Venue

KBR

Price

Museum ticket

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During the opening weekend on 19 and 20 September, you will have the opportunity to be one of the very first visitors to discover the KBR museum. Discover its unique and fascinating collection of manuscripts: the Library of the Dukes of Burgundy.

 

Programme

 

Saturday 19 September

 

11:00 – 12:30

Lecture by Bernard Bousmanne (fr)

Lecture (in French) by Bernard Bousmanne, curator of the KBR museum and the KBR manuscript collection.

  • Free admission.
  • Reservation required.
  • Location: Auditorium

Max. 50 people.

The ticket for this free lecture does not give you access to the KBR museum.

Lecture tickets   Buy a museum ticket

 

 

14:00 – 15:30

Lecture by Marc Boone (nl)

Lecture (in Dutch) by Marc Boone, professor of medieval history at Ghent University.

  • Free admission.
  • Reservation required.
  • Location: Auditorium

Max. 50 people.

The ticket for this free lecture does not give you access to the KBR museum.

Lecture tickets   Buy a museum ticket

 

 

 

Sunday 20 September

10:00 – 15:00

Mystery guest

A special guest will immerse you in 15th century, the era of the Dukes of Burgundy. Please note that this activity has not yet been confirmed.

  • Location: entrance of the KBR building
  • Free, no reservation required

 

14:00 – 18:00

Workshop “Become a copyist or miniaturist!
  • Children 6 years and older (accompanied by an adult)

Put your skills to the test as you try to become a copyist or a miniaturist. Your quill, ink and pigments are waiting for you! Can you write your name with a quill, without making any stains? Or do you prefer painting? Use the pigments to mix your own colours and decorate a blazon or a character from one of the many manuscripts that are displayed in the museum.

  • This activity is only accessible to visitors of the KBR museum.
  • This free workshop will take place in the Atelier, at the end of the museum trail. Max. 25 people are allowed at the same time.

 

The museum

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.

These masterpieces, which have survived the ravages of time and of history, have been looked after for you by KBR. It is now opening its vaults to share the highlights of this fantastic collection via its new museum. The sixteenth-century Chapel of Nassau and the various rooms that surround it will form the backdrop to the museum.