Friet Culture added to Inventory of Intangible Cultural Heritage

Flemish Minister of Culture Joke Schauvliege added the Frietkotcultuur ('Fry Shop Culture') to the government’s list of intangible cultural heritage. The recognition covers the traditions of the friet (chips) culture as well as the frietkot, eyecatching roadside stands where fries are sold. The list now includes 38 elements.

Holocaust Museum nominated for European Museum award

The European Museum Forum (EMF) has nominated the Kazerne Dossin Memorial, Museum and Documentation Centre on Holocaust and Human Rights for the prestigious European Museum of the Year Award (EMYA) 2014. The European Museum of the Year Award is the most prestigious museum award in Europe.

2014 celebrates 50 years of Turkish and Moroccan migration

In 2014, it will be exactly 50 years ago that Belgium signed the 1964 Labour Treaty with Morocco and Turkey. At the beginning of the Golden Sixties, the Belgian economy was booming and was in urgent need of good workers.

Shrimp fishing on horseback inscribed on list UNESCO Convention

At the eighth annual meeting in Baku (Azerbaijan) the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of UNESCO decided to inscribe the 'shrimp fishing on horseback in Oostduinkerke' on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

Stefaan Top wins European Fairy tale Price

The Märchen-Stiftung Walter Kahn proclaimed Prof. Emeritus Stefaan Top winner of the Europäischer Märchenpreis 2014 (European Fairy Tale Prize). Since 1986, the prize has been awarded to individuals or organisations that have contributed to research on European fairy tales and legends.

Flanders Heritage Library receives the Flemish Culture Award for Cultural Heritage 2012-2013

On October 25, The Flemish Minister for Culture, Mrs Joke Schauvliege, has granted the Flemish Community Award for Cultural Heritage 2012-2013 to the Flanders Heritage Library. According to the jury, the Flanders Heritage Library provides a clear illustration of the part that a small intermediary organization can play to tear down the walls between the different conservation institutions.

International symposium on the occasion of the tenth anniversary of UNESCO’s Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage (2003)

ICH-brokers, facilitators and mediators. Critical success(f)actors for the safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage. 6 November 2013 @ FARO

Food and major exhibitons in the 19th and 20th centuries

This is the biennial symposium of the International Commission for Research into European Food History (ICREFH), organized in Brussels by FOST and FARO, September 17-19.

Thinking heritagisation. The example of the culinary Masterclass with Loïc Bienassis

Friday 31 May 2013, FARO and FOST (Social & Cultural Food Studies, Vrije Universiteit Brussel) organise a masterclass with Loïc Bienassis, titled: “Thinking heritagization. The example of the culinary.”

Royal Museum of Fine Arts (Brussels) takes part in Google Art Project

Screen Print Google Art Project. Pieter Bruegel de Oude, The Numbering at Bethlehem + detail, 1566. KMSKB-MRBABArtworks from the Royal Museums of Fine Arts (Brussels) can now be explored at brushstroke level detail, thanks to the participation of the museum in the Google Art Project.