On 22 October, Minister of Culture, Sven Gatz, welcomed seven international guests for the latest edition of the Flanders Inspires International Visitors Programme. This edition - which runs from 22 to 26 October - focuses on cultural heritage and pays particular attention to the "European Year of Cultural Heritage" and to the project "The Flemish Masters 2018-2020".
During five days the visitors will discover the cultural heritage sector in Flanders. The programme includes visits to several Flemish top museums including the Ghent Fine Arts Museum, the Rubens House and the Antwerp Photo Museum, to the Flemish Architecture Institute (VAI) and to the company Meyvaert, a renowned expert in museum displays. They will learn all about the restoration of the Ghent Altarpiece by the Van Eyck brothers, and discover innovations in the field of the use of new technologies and the digitization in the museums.
In addition to the meeting with Minister Gatz, there are also meetings planned with key figures from the Flemish cultural heritage sector. Including Luc Delrue, Secretary General of the Department of Culture, Youth and Media, FARO director Marc Jacobs and Margit Bal, director of the Flemish heritage organization Herita.
The Flemish Masters
European Year of Cultural Heritage