On 18 and 19 March, the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium (RMFAB) hosted the first workshop of the projectProvEnhance: Enhancing the provenance data of the collections of the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium (RMFAB) since 1933. Scientific study, digital valorization and narrative in context.

Programme for the first workshop

On the first day, the museum community had the opportunity to discover the current state of the art and international best practice in provenance research. While the second day was devoted to the presentation and discussion of the initial project’s research by Fenya Almstadt, Eléa De Winter & Alexandre Leroux. 


The ProvEnhance project, funded by the Belgian Federal Public Planning Service Science Policy (BRAIN programme), aims to develop a provenance research infrastructure in Belgium for questions related to the Second World War. The fruitful exchanges that took place over the two days demonstrated the interest of all stakeholders in contributing to provenance research in Belgium.  


This event brought together the project partners (Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, Université libre de Bruxelles, Technische Universität Berlin, CegeSoma), the international committee (Belvedere Research Center, Getty Research Institute, INHA – Institut national d’Histoire de l’Art, Leuphana University, RKD – Netherlands Institute for Art History, Kazerne Dossin and KMSKA - Royal Museum of Fine Arts of Antwerp), curators from several Fine Arts museums in Belgium, researchers and professors, as well as major auction houses. 


Further events will be organized over the next 4 years, including an international conference in 2025. Stay tuned!