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Symposium Documentation, conservation and restoration of Art nouveau heritage in Brussels - 26 February 2013

Symposium organized by IRPA-KIK 

In the framework of the European project Partage Plus, aimed towards the distribution and valorization of the Art nouveau heritage, IRPA-KIK organizes a conference on the morning of Tuesday 26 February 2013. This is followed in the afternoon by a complementary part organized by the Royal Museums of Art and History.

This very extensive theme comprises numerous facets of Art nouveau, from documentary aspects to conservation and restoration. Communications will be presented by personnel of IRPA-KIK and by speakers from other institutions with the aim to cover the broad palette of researches, studies and restorations carried out in this domain in Belgium.

Presentation in Dutch
Programme in French
More information 

Photo: © KIK-IRPA, Bruxelles (Belgique), cliché X051846

The Réseau Art Nouveau Network welcomes Subotica as a new member!

Following the General Assembly which took place in Aveiro on 25 January 2013, the Réseau Art Nouveau Network is delighted to announce the membership of Subotica (Serbia).

More information about Art Nouveau in Subotica 

Photo: Rajhlova palata, Raichl J. Ferenc, 1904. Photographer: Željko Vukelic

Historical Lab 4 "Raw materials and Art Nouveau" in Aveiro - 26 January 2013

In the framework of the project Art Nouveau & Ecology supported by the programme Culture 2007-2013 of the European Commission, The Réseau Art Nouveau Network, as a network of cities aiming to preserve, study and promote Art Nouveau at a European scale, organises a one-day symposium on January 26th 2013 on Raw materials and Art Nouveau.

Programme (Portuguese, English and French)


Photo: Aveiro, Interior.

Tribute to Hendy van de Velde in Brussels

On the occasion of the 150th anniversary of Henry van de Velde’s birth, many events and activities will be organized this year in the Belgian capital. To be continued in our next newsletters! 

Photo: Henry van de Velde · vers 1910 · Photo : Louis Held · © Klassik Stiftung Weimar

The Réseau Art Nouveau Network thanks you for your opinion

The answers of the questionnaire filled in by many Art Nouveau lovers will be read carefully. Thank you for your participation! 

Photo: Logo du Réseau Art Nouveau Network

Exhibition The Cradle of Art Nouveau: Victor Horta and Brussels at the District Architecture Center in Washington – from 19 October 2012 to 28 February 2013

The Cradle of Art Nouveau: Victor Brussels is a panel exhibition that explores the grandeur and beauty of many of Horta's residential works, including the Hôtel Tassel, Hôtel Solvay, Hôtel van Eetvelde, and his own home, now the Horta Museum. The exhibit is complemented by a film on Art Nouveau.
The exhibition was organized by the Monuments and Sites Department of the Brussels-Capital Region in cooperation with the Washington Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, and VISITBRUSSELS, the Belgian capital's tourism agency.

Flyer in English, in French and in Dutch

More information

Photo: Poster of the exhibition "The cradle of Art Nouveau: Victor Horta and Brussels", source:

 The new leaflet of the network is available online!

In the framework of the project Art Nouveau & Ecology, the Réseau Art Nouveau Network created a new leaflet to introduce the 15 partners and the actions of the project as well as the 21 members of the Réseau Art Nouveau Network association.  
Seven versions and 9 languages are already available online:

English-French-German            English-Finnish-German
English-French-Dutch               English-Latvian-German
English-French-Italian              English-French-Catalan



Celebration « La Pedrera, 100 years » at La Pedrera in Barcelona

It is almost a hundred years of the signature of the document certifying the completion of La Pedrera works (on 31 October 1912) and the Fundació CatalunyaCaixa wants to celebrate with all the residents of the city and visitors.

To commemorate the centenary, a programme of activities has been put together that is a blend of the essentially festive occasions typical of any celebration together with various cultural and artistic events related to the singular nature of a monumental building such as La Pedrera, designed by the architect Antoni Gaudí.

Culture and celebration

Full details of the programmed events will be released shortly, but the activities will include:
An exhibition commemorating the centenary
Shows and concerts
Family activities: festivities and workshops
Activities related to conservation and awareness-raising: restorations, talks and seminars on heritage

More information

Photo: 100 years La Pedrera,interior

Presentation of the Réseau Art Nouveau Network in the framework of the Belgian Week at the Wallonia’s window in Havana – from 12 to 15 November 2012

Member of the Network, Havana collaborates to the main objective of this organization, studying, protecting and promoting the worldwide Art Nouveau heritage, which is reflected in Cuba through the Catalan influence and the Belgian and Parisian Fine-Arts Schools.
For this occasion, the activities of the Network in the framework of the “Art Nouveau & Ecologie” project (2010-2015, with the support of the European Commission) are presented, notably the itinerary exhibition “Natures of Art Nouveau”, which will start in October 2013 and travel in all the partner cities of the project until 2015.
Place: Wallonia’s window, Plaza Vieja, Old Havana
Presentation: Architects Orlando Inclán and Claudia Castillo

Photo: La Havanna, (c) Réseau Art Nouveau Network

Workshop “The adolescence of a century, Art Nouveau” at the Wallonia’s window in Havana - from 13 to 15 November 2012

A workshop dedicated to teenagers, “the adolescence of a century, Art Nouveau” is scheduled from 13 to 15 November 2012, with the aim to bring together this interesting public to make aware by the social project of the Historian Office of the city with this centenary heritage which is reflected in different ways in the city. Conferences, walks and graphical production, dedicated to Art Nouveau in Cuba and its relations with different influences received in the island are organized during 3 sessions.
Place: Wallonia’s window, Plaza Vieja, Old Havana
Presentation: Architects Orlando Inclán and Claudia Castillo

Photo: La Havana, (c)Réseau Art Nouveau Network

Conference “Art Nouveau: the first modern international style” at La Pedrera in Barcelona – 19 November 2012

A panoramic vision of different Art Nouveau styles worldwide, which explains how each region or each city created its own style, starting from its local tradition and reinterpreting it through a cosmopolitan look.

Conference in English, with simultaneous translation into Catalan and into sign language, given by Paul Greenhalgh, lecturer-teacher of Modern Art at East Anglia University and the director of the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts.

19 November 2012, 7.00 pm. Auditorium of La Pedrera, passeig de Gràcia, 96 (Underground Diagonal). 
Free entrance, without reservation. Limited places.

During this conference will be presented the International congress coupDefouet, a meeting specialized on the theme of Modernism-Art Nouveau which will be held in Barcelona in June 2013.

Organised by the City of Barcelona and the University of Barcelona in collaboration with La Pedrera.

For the service of interpretation into sign language, thank you for informing your attendance at 

More information

Photo: La Pedrera

The Réseau Art Nouveau Network wants to know you better!

In order to know better the Art Nouveau lovers, we created a small questionnaire which only requires a few minutes to be filled in.

Thank you for your participation!



Photo: Réseau Art Nouveau Network

Participation of the Network in the International fair of the cultural heritage at the Carrousel du Louvre in Paris – from 8 to 11 November 2012

The Réseau Art Nouveau Network will attend from 8 to 11 November 2012 the International fair of cultural heritage (Paris), whose edition 2012 is dedicated to the “eco-friendly heritage”, a theme which matches especially with our project “Art Nouveau & Ecology” (2010-2015) of which we will present the activities.

Everyone is welcome to meet us!

Le Carrousel du Louvre : 99 rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris Opening to the public: from Thursday 8 to Saturday 10 November from 10.00 am to 19.00 pm Sunday 11 November from 10.00 am to 18.00 pm.

More information

Photo: Salon international du patrimoine culturel, source:

Reopening of the Hotel Winssinger in Brussels - 13 October 2012  

This magnificent mansion built in 1897 by renowned architect Victor Horta enjoyed a restoration, which preserved the elements of Art Nouveau architecture, while transforming it into a modern exhibition space for artists to provide an exceptional setting. It hosts now the Paris-Beijing Gallery dedicated to the discovery and promotion of a new generation of Asian photographers in order to create an aesthetic bridge between East and the West.

More information

Photo: Façade de l'Hôtel Winssinger, (c) DR, source:

Mackintosh at the Grand in Glasgow

25-28 October 2012, organized by the CRM Society

This all-inclusive package will take you to a selection of the most important sites at which to view the work of Charles Rennie Mackintosh and his contemporaries, who together are known as the creators of the Glasgow Style.
Explore the genius of Charles Rennie Mackintosh and his contemporaries, beginning with a reception and illustrated talk at the hotel on Thursday evening. On Friday, Saturday and Sunday there will be a full day tour by coach, with a qualified Blue Badge guide to the most important Mackintosh properties that are available in and around Glasgow. This includes the Glasgow School of Art, The Mackintosh House (Hunterian Art Gallery), The Mackintosh Church (headquarters of the CRM Society), House for an Art Lover, The Willow Tea Rooms and The Hill House in Helensburgh and not forgetting Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. The tour also includes a visit to the world famous Burrell Collection and a City familiarisation tour. 
Also available:  26-29 April, 14-17 June, 12-15 July, 30 Aug-2 Sept, 25-28 Oct.
More informations:

Photo: Queen's Cross Interior

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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With the support of the Culture Programme of the European Union