The German Negatives (1917-1918). Belgium’s Artistic Heritage Through the Lens of the German Occupiers
The Belgian Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage (KIK-IRPA) will display one of the most striking collections it has in its possession, the so-called German negatives.
Belgium’s artistic heritage was the subject of a remarkable project during the last two years of World War I. A group of about 30 German art historians, photographers and architects set out to record the country’s most significant monuments with the new medium of photography. They ended up taking more than 10,000 outstanding photos of Belgian churches, beguinages, castles, private dwellings, memorials, interiors and artworks between the summer of 1917 and the autumn of 1918.
Open Air Exhibition Parc Royal Brussels
From Thursday, June 15, 2017
To Friday, September 15, 2017
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