Renaissance ceramics: from archaeology to contemporary design
Have you ever strolled along the paving stones of the Rue Isabelle, away from the hubbub of the city, beneath what is now the Place Royale/Koningsplein? When excavations were carried out on the Mont des Arts in the late 20th century, the archaeologists uncovered the remains of the old Palace of Brussels, as well as those of the d’Hoogstraeten residence. They discovered walls and streets, as well as the remnants of pottery and glass used at the tables of the princes who once lived in these buildings. Come and discover these familiar everyday objects. A ceramic artist herself, Anne-Marie Dehon will present the ceramics of the Renaissance and their production from a contemporary perspective. Restorers will take you through the history of this heritage, from its excavation through to its placement in the museum’s display cabinets.
Demonstrations of ceramic restoration and pottery-making, as well as fun tours for young and old will be offered throughout the weekend.
A partnership between Anne-Marie Dehon, Claire Dehon, Sara Esteban, Caroline Martorana, Laurie Scaff and the team from the Palais du Coudenberg.
Rue Villa Hermosa/Villa Hermosastraat 5 (special entrance for Heritage Days) – 1000 Brussels
- Sat. 15/09 & Sun. 16/09 from 10h00 to 18h00