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Symposium Interiors of the Art Nouveau period : analyse, restore, make accessible at CIVA and the Palais des Académies in Brussels – 29 and 30 November 2019


Interiors of the Art Nouveau period : analyse, restore, make accessible

The Réseau Art Nouveau Network, a European network for the study, protection and enhancement of the Art Nouveau heritage, is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year.

Urban.brussels, founding member of RANN, is hosting an international symposium in Brussels, co-organised by RANN and Urban.brussels in partnership with the Horta Museum and CIVA, on the theme “Interiors of the Art Nouveau period : analyse, restore, make accessible”.

The research and progress of our knowledge of Art Nouveau has always been one of RANN's primary objectives. If Art Nouveau is accessible to everyone in the street itself and while the Art Nouveau facades are the ornament of many European cities, the interiors arouse both from the academic world as from the general public many questions related to their accessibility, to their knowledge, to the refined restorations that they require.

This topic of interiors has not yet been scientifically exploited transversally in Europe; the aim of this symposium is to bring about a confrontation on research practices, understanding, conservation and enhancement of Art Nouveau interiors, in order to identify new research perspectives.

A “off” programme of visits related to Art Nouveau interiors and Art Nouveau heritage in Brussels next to the symposium will be also presented!

The programme of the symposium and practical information are available here


Picture: Poster of the international symposium "The interiors of Art nouveau period : analyse, restore, make accessible" © Urban.brussels

In 2019 the Réseau Art Nouveau Network celebrates its 20th anniversary!


To celebrate this event, RANN and its members are preparing activities that will take place throughout the year: a special World Art Nouveau Day, an international conference, a new website...

More information soon.


Picture: RANN's logo © Réseau Art Nouveau Network

Project Art Nouveau Danube – from January 2017 to June 2019


Sustainable protection and promotion of Art Nouveau heritage in the Danube Region

The Réseau Art Nouveau Network is glad to take part to this ambitious project as a technical associated partner!

Throughout the Danube region, Art Nouveau is a defining feature of many urban landscapes. Art Nouveau movement in this area mainly stemmed from the Viennese Secession, prevalent and influential in urban planning and architecture at the end of 19th – beginning of 20th century. Secession monuments are generally revered as jewels of architecture, craftsmanship and art. Yet, their potential for becoming sites of vibrant communal life, as well as tourist attractions is often left unexplored and unrealized.

As Art Nouveau is present in urban setting in many countries, it possesses cohesive force for connecting them. The partnership of 10 partner organizations from 7 countries in the Danube region recognized this potential. Responding to the needs for sustainable and harmonized protection, revitalization and promotion of Art Nouveau, this partnership devised a series of interconnected cross-sectoral activities covering the full cycle of its protection and revival.

Museums and institutes for protection of monuments will undertake scientific research of roots and forms of expression of Art Nouveau, enhance its physical conservation and ensure its preservation in a digital form. Urban planning institute and municipalities will elaborate fact-based policy recommendations for protection and rehabilitation of Art Nouveau as well as its successful functional and aesthetic integration into urban setting.

Complemented by carefully devised promotional activities and campaigns on local, regional and (inter)national level, such combination of activities will ensure sustainable management and revival of Art Nouveau heritage. As a result, its values and monuments will be revered and cherished by inhabitants, tourists and future generations instead of being lost to them as relicts of the past. Apart from its immediate and palpable results, this project will ultimately achieve an invaluable one: harnessing cohesive potential of the Art Nouveau cultural heritage in Danube region.

The project officially took off in Vienna, at the premises of the MAK Museum, on 7 March 2017. It is led by the Municipality of Oradea (Romania).

With the support of Danube Transnational Programme, co-funded by European Union funds (ERDF, IPA, ENI)

More information


Picture: Interreg Danube Transnational Programme

Become members of the RANN Association!


The Réseau Art Nouveau Network is delighted to announce the opening of memberships to its association to individual members.
The annual membership fee amounts to 50 Euros and will give new advantages to the RANN Friends.

Informative flyer

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Picture: Logo of the RANN Association © Réseau Art Nouveau Network

The Réseau Art Nouveau Network now Cultural Route of the Council of Europe!


The Réseau Art Nouveau Network is delighted to announce that it has been approved for certification as a Council of Europe Cultural Route by the Governing Board of the Enlarged Partial Agreement on Cultural Routes (EPA), following the final defense which took place on 11 April 2014 in Luxembourg.

Through numerous activities (travelling exhibitions, colloquiums, publications, activities for children…), the Réseau Art Nouveau Network indeed created since 1999 an active cooperation and an exchange of experiences between multiple European actors concerned by the study and the conservation of the European and International Art Nouveau heritage, as well as by its promotion and diffusion towards the public while underlining the cultural values and the European dimension of this heritage.

It answers thus to the different requested criteria for the granting of this mention (representative theme of the European values common to several countries; projects of multilateral long-term cooperation of scientific research, of heritage conservation and enhancement – especially towards the young Europeans; organisation in independent and structured network…) and has been recognized by the EPA of the Council of Europe as a “a cultural, educational heritage and tourism co-operation project aiming at the development and promotion of an itinerary or a series of itineraries based on a historic route, a cultural concept, figure or phenomenon with a transnational importance and significance for the understanding and respect of common European values.” (Annexe to Resolution CM/Res(2013)66)

It joins the 26 others Cultural Routes certified yet for a three-years collaboration especially with the European Institute of Cultural Routes (EICR), technical body set up in 1998 to ensure the continuity and development of the Cultural Routes programme in the 50 signatory countries of the European Cultural Convention.

The Cultural Routes programme was launched by the Council of Europe in 1987. Its objective was to demonstrate, by means of a journey through space and time, how the heritage of the different countries and cultures of Europe contributes to a shared cultural heritage. The Cultural Routes put into practice the fundamental principles of the Council of Europe: human rights, cultural democracy, cultural diversity and identity, dialogue, mutual exchange and enrichment across boundaries and centuries.

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More information about the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe
More information about the Enlarged Partial Agreement on Cultural Routes

Discover the press pack of the Réseau Art Nouveau Network!


Picture: Logo of the Council of Europe

With the support of the Culture Programme of the European Union

Responsible publisher: Bety Waknine, General Director,
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