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Guided tours and workshops for families Daddy, Mummy, Horta and me ! at the Horta Museum in Brussels – from 7 July to 8 August 2014


During the Summer, the Horta Museum will open its doors on Mornings to the children and parents for an adapted visit to each age.
The space of the servants of the house will be exceptionally open for the occasion. The visit will take the shape of a role-play for the oldest and a treasure hunt for the youngest and enables to discover an a pro-active way the extraordinary house and Victor Horta’s wonderful universe. After the visit, a creative workshop will be offered, so that everyone can create a work inspired from Nature, in relation with Art Nouveau – different workshop each week (stained-glass, mosaic, mural painting, Art Nouveau house in paper, animals in paper).

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Practical information:
From 7 July to 8 August
From Monday to Friday from 9.30 am to 12.30 pm
Closed on 21 July
Price per mornings: 8,00 € / adult and 5,00€ / child
Registration by phone : 0032 (0)2 543 04 90
or by e-mail : info@hortamuseum.be
Be careful: groups are limited to 10 persons maximum per morning and only available for adults accompanied by children from 6 to 12 years-old.

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Flyer of the event


Picture: Horta Museum, detail of the flyer of event.

2000 archives of Victor Horta found by the Archives of modern Architecture in Brussels – on 2 July 2014


Some archives of Victor Horta, of which the complete ones of the Palais des beaux-Arts, were found among other documents by the Archives of modern Architecture. As the Belgian Newspaper Le Soir reveals it, two thousand plans and sketches of the Belgian master found themselves among numerous other archives, which were stored in a building in Schaerbeek released by the entrepreneur Blaton.
The Archives of modern architecture received all these documents as a donation and plan to organise an exhibition next year.

Discover a report of the Belgian channel Télé Bruxelles


Picture: Plans of the Palais des beaux-Arts, Brussels. Source: www.telebruxelles.net

Call for applications 2014 Heritage Prize in Schaerbeek, Brussels – 8 August 2014


Heritage in the public's eye

Launched in 2010 at the instigation of the deputy burgomaster for heritage Cécile Jodogne, the heritage biennial prize is in its third edition. The aim? Reward and promote private initiatives and associations in favor of the built heritage of our beautiful town.

With an amount of 3,600 euros to be divided among the winners, two types of achievements are aimed at this award:
On the one hand, the restoration of buildings initiated by individuals in accordance with the original architectural features;
On the other hand, the work done by organizations to raise awareness of heritage or its enhancing through various means (publication, exhibition, workshops ...) in connection with the Municipality of Schaerbeek.

The heritage in Schaerbeek is exceptional; actions to preserve it should be encouraged!

Free participation

The application form as well as the regulation rules of the contest are available at the Urban planning Department : office-bureau 2.07, town hall - Hôtel communal, Place Colignon – 0032 (0)2/244.72.04 urbanisme@schaerbeek.irisnet.be)

Deadline to submit the applications: Friday 8 August 2014 at 1 pm


Picture: Schaerbeek, Brussels

The Leopold Museum’s Klimt original shown at the Klimt Center in Attersee - from 12 to 24 July 2014


For the third year running, the Gustav Klimt Center on the Attersee will be presenting an eminent original painting by Gustav Klimt (1862–1918). In its opening year in 2012, the center featured Klimt’s work On Lake Attersee (1900), dubbed a "frame full of lake water" by the art critic Ludwig Hevesi.
While Klimt’s 1899 painting A Morning by the Pond (Still Pond), chosen for the center’s 2013 presentation, shows a depiction of the Egelsee in Golling, this year’s exhibition once again focuses on an Attersee landscape, the 1902/03 masterpiece The Large Poplar II (Gathering Storm).
Like the previous two paintings, the rendering is another exclusive loan from the Leopold Museum in Vienna.

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Picture: Die große Pappel II (c) Leopold Museum, Vienna

Exhibition At the Origins of a Myth: Klimt at the Palazzo Reale in Milan – until 13 July 2014


The exhibition, organized by the Municipality of Milan, Palazzo Reale, 24 ORE Cultura and Arthemisia Group, in collaboration with the Belvedere Museum in Vienna and curated by Alfred Weidinger, said Klimt scholar and deputy director of the Belvedere, presents for the first time in Milan some of the most famous masterpieces from the most important museums.

The exhibition aims to investigate family relationships and emotional Klimt, exploring the beginnings of his career at the School of Applied Arts in Vienna and his great passion for theatre and music through the exhibition of works coming from other important museums, including several masterpieces such as Adam and Eve, Judith II , Sonnenblume and Bewegtes Wasser.

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Picture: Fuochi fatui, Gustav Klimt, 1903, Private collection. Source: www.klimtmilano.it

With the support of the Culture Programme of the European Union

Responsible publisher: Arlette Verkruyssen, General Director,
Brussels Regional Public Service - Bruxelles Développement urbain (Brussels Urban Development),
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