In 2012 the restorers of the Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage started treatment of the Ghent Altarpiece by The Van Eyck brothers. No one expected this restoration to turn into a revelation: the real Van Eyck proved to have been hidden underneath overpaint for centuries!

The temporary exhibition restoration/revelation brings the tale of this spectacular intervention. An exploration journey through the old varnishes and overpaint... leading to the original work of Van Eyck.

Restoration/Revelation - The exterior wings of the Ghent Alterpiece (Caermersklooster)


Lange Steenstraat 
9000 Ghent


From Friday, October 14, 2016
To Sunday, November 26, 2017


+32 (0)9 269 29 10

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