Pablo Picasso, The kitchen (1948)

This painting is included in the collection of the current exhibition held at the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, “Picasso & Abstraction”. If you want to discover the links between Picasso’s work and the history of abstract art, you have time till February 12th, 2023. I’m happy to be a guide for this…

A week in the Netherlands

I finally find a moment to share with you a few pics from my last week. I spent more than one week in the Netherlands, being part of the organization team of a big event. What can I say? I missed Belgium but Amsterdam is beautiful! I saw so many interesting places and met wonderful…

A conference in Italy

I just came back from Italy, where I had the chance to participate to a conference organized by the International Association for the History of Transport, Traffic and Mobility, and the Centre for Advanced Studies in Mobilities & Humanities. The event took place at the University of Padoua. I presented the results from my PhD…

A colorful railway station

Liège Guillemins railway station decorated with colorful panels. It’s a temporary art installation by DANIEL BUREN.

At Ooidonk Castle

I finally had the chance to visit again the Ooidonk Castle with a group. The castle is nowadays home to the 6th Count and Countess t’Kint de Roodenbeke and their children. A fellow colleague led us into many beautiful rooms finely decorated and furnished, and let us discover artworks and historical facts about the previous…

The cityscape of Mechelen

The cityscape of Mechelen seen from the Het Anker Brewery. My group loved the profuse whiskey scent of the barrels storage (yes, they produce that too!) and the panoramic view of the city. The guided tour inside the brewery (including a beer tasting!) and the walk in the center of this beautiful city were certainly…

My last weeks

Where have I been in the last weeks? A bit everywhere in Belgium with different groups. One of the tours lasted 5 days. My favorite moments of it: – Meatballs with tomato sauce and a Curtius beer (top left).  – A walk in the Minnewater park in Bruges (top right). – The Strépy-Thieu boat lift…

Ready for a new adventure

Where have I been in the last weeks?  Around Belgium with a group, as usual. In the pics, some highlights of this last trip. 1) The Stock Exchange building in Antwerp. 2) The Palace of Margaret of Austria in Mechelen. 3) Bruges in the early morning 4) Water and flowers in Ghent And today I’m…