A few months ahead of the “James Ensor. Inspired by Brussels” exhibition, KBR and the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium (RMFAB) have each acquired a drawing by the artist from Ostend, James Ensor.Continue reading "KBR and the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium have acquired two of James Ensor’s unpublished drawings"
The “Histoire des Idées et Critique Littéraire” database is now available at KBR. It features more […]Continue reading "Introducing a new electronic resource: Histoire des Idées et Critique Littéraire"
The luxurious “Rijmbijbel” from Brussels is the oldest known illustrated manuscript in Dutch that has been completely preserved. Meet an international masterpiece from the Middle Ages!Continue reading "The “Rijmbijbel” of Jacob van Maerlant"
Merel Swemle is studying Dutch language and culture at Leiden University. In this blog post, she takes a closer look at a curious book: the collection manuscript of Johannes de Altre.Continue reading "The manuscript of Johannes de Altre: a varied collection of knowledge"
The name Titus Livius (known in English as Livy) is a well-known one today. But how did the work of this Roman historian end up in the Library of the Burgundian Dukes?Continue reading "Livy between manuscript and printed book"
The creation of an illuminated manuscript sometimes required several years of preparation. Discover how illuminators transformed their pigments into masterpieces on parchment.Continue reading "From stone or bug to masterpiece"