Koninklijk Instituut voor het Kunstpatrimonium/ Institut Royal du Patrimoine Artistique (KIK-IRPA), BE

Established in 1948, the Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage (Koninklijk Instituut voor het Kunstpatrimonium/ Institut Royal du Patrimoine Artistique) is one of ten scientific  institutions falling within the competence of the Federal Ministry of Scientific Policy. KIK's chief mission is research and public service, and represents a unique instrument for the heritage of Belgium, both movable and immovable. Specialists advise researchers and curators of both public and private collections. An impressive photographic library is also available for public use. This contains over one million photographs. Furthermore, the publications, the photo inventory and the organisation of courses, conferences and seminars reflect the role IRPA plays in the promotion of heritage and the diffusion of tools for researchers and the public.

Role in the Partage Plus project: KIK-IRPA is a project partner digitising content.