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Anonieme schenker koopt Brussels doek voor Emile Verhaeren Museum

Een anonieme weldoener kocht in juni een groot portret dat een lezende Emile Verhaeren voorstelt in de Brusselse kunstgalerie Eric Gillis Art (in de Wolstraat). Het doek La Lecture is van de hand van Constant Montald. De koper schonk het aan het Emile Verhaeren Museum in Sint-Amands, waar het nu uithangt.

“Het is een groot werk, waar een serieuze som voor werd neergeteld,” bevestigt dr. Rik Hemmerijckx, conservator van het Verhaerenmuseum in het Scheldedorp. “Door een anonieme schenker werd het ons twee weken terug overgemaakt.” Het werk behoorde de collectie toe van Eric Gillis en voordien het Museum voor Letteren en Manuscripten (tussen 2007 en 2015), zo meldt de catalogus van juni 2016.

Hemmerijckx: “We hebben het portret meteen opgehangen in de vernieuwde permanente tentoonstelling ‘Verhaeren en Europa’, naar aanleiding van het honderdste herdenkingsjaar van het overlijden van de auteur (www.emileverhaeren.be).”

Prix de Rome-winnaar Constant Montald (1862-1944) gaf aan de Brusselse academie les aan kunstschilders als Magritte, Tytgat en Delvaux. Vanaf 1909 ontving hij regelmatig de toenmalige intellectuele elite in zijn villa in Sint-Lambrechts-Woluwe (nu eigendom van de gemeente). Daar hoorde ook Emile Verhaeren (1855-1916) bij, met wie hij sinds 1896 goed bevriend was. Beide koppels deelden veel activiteiten, ook schilderen.

Montald maakte meerdere portretten (tekeningen en schilderijen) van Verhaeren, waaronder dit amber- en perzikkleurig doek La Lecture (1908), van een vooruit leunende en lezende dichter

Montald was een veelzijdig kunstenaar en voorhanger van het monumentale werk verbonden met architectuur (oprichter van de groep L’art monumental). De hele noordelijke en zuidelijke buitengaanderij van het Jubelpark zijn in mozaïekdecoratie uitgewerkt door Montald. Zijn schilderstijl hoort bij het symbolisten en de prerafaëlieten, met art-nouveau-inspiratie.  In het grote forum van de Koninklijke Musea voor Schone Kunsten van België (Regentschapsstraat) hangen twee enorme doeken ( 5 bij 5 meter) van Montald: De bron van de inspiratie en De boot van het ideaal.

Bron: BRUZZ

Afbeelding: La Lecture

Jean-Marie Binst © BRUZZ

Winners survey ‘365 Discovery Days’

Every month Toeristische Attracties gives more than 25 prizes away to the participants of the survey ‘365 Discovery Days’ from the guide with the same name (take a look at p. 35-36).

You can also participate and take your chance to win one of the beautiful prizes, offered by various attractions.

Winners of the month - MARCH 2016

Wins a tourist passport to visit more than 300 attractions and museum for one your for free in Belgium 

Liliane Roels from Dilbeek

Ticket for Mega Speelstad

Jurgen Mestdagh from Waardamme
Françoise Merchiers from Oostakker
Dirk Hollebeke from Aartrijke
Barbara Claus from Vleteren

Panoramaticket for the Basilica of the Sacred Heart from Koekelberg

Sarina Ripollino from Anderlecht
Sandra Dereumaux from Wemmel
Vildan Sonmez from Cheratte


Winners of the month - FEBRUARY 2016

Ticket for Plopsa Coo

Marie-Christine Delmee from Ath
Marilyn Giacomino from Brussels
Hubert Gerkens from Polleur
Bertrand Bauche from Liege


Winners of the month - JANUARY 2016

Wins a tourist passport to visit more than 300 attractions and museum for one your for free in Belgium  

Jhonny Smisdom from Heers

Family ticket for Cosmodrome-Kattevennen (Genk)

Kathelijn Vanhove from Zulte
Viacheslav Ponomarev from Aken (D)

Duoticket for Kazerne Dossin (Mechelen)

Filip De Caesteker from Wevelgem
Laurence Lecocq from Houdeng-Goegnies

Duoticket for Hidrodoe (Herentals)

Hilde Vercamer from Ursel
Christiane Detroz from Chastre


Winners of the month - DECEMBER 2015

Wins a tourist passport to visit more than 300 attractions and museum for one your for free in Belgium  

Kris Liebaut from Aalst

Family ticket for Cosmodrome-Kattevennen (Genk)

Feli Mae Geli from Overpelt 
Birgit Wirtz from Aldenhoven (D)
Andre Ruelle from Chastre
Christine Drossart from Doornik
Isabelle Folens from Izegem

Duoticket for a visit to the Antwerp ZOO OR Planckendael

Sylvie Liegeois-Pfiffer from Battincourt
Peter Van de Velde from Aalst
Benny Jacobs from Mol
Inge Bohez from Wuustwezel


Winners of the month - NOVEMBER 2015

Wins a tourist passport to visit more than 300 attractions and museum for one your for free in Belgium  

Christian Bekaert from Oostwinkel

 

Ticket In Flanders Fields Museum

Nathalie Vercruysse from Sint-Lambrechts-Woluwe

Vanessa Mainil from Haine St. Paul

Hélène Renier from Tintigny

David Hook from Blackwood (UK)

Tatiana Moreira from Watermaal-Bosvoorde

Julie Begine from Tervuren

Marc Dejaifue from Braîne-le-Château

Serge Van der Elst from Brussels

Willy Kerseleers from Sint-Jans-Molenbeek

Stéphanie Bernard from Liège

Marc Deflandre from Jambes

Betty Briembaut from Montignies-sur-Sambre

Maïte Berhin from Nivelles

Vinciane Meant from Sart

Geneviève Ferrari-Huybrechts from Lessines

Samuel D’Agostino from Trazegnies

 

Bag with tourist gadgets from the Tourist office of Aalst

Ineke Smet from Ekeren

Stefanie Jacobs from Reet

Marie-Jeanne Koppen from Schoten

Caroline Van Asbroeck from Wiekevorst


Winners of the month - OCTOBER 2015

Wins a tourist passport to visit more than 300 attractions and museum for one your for free in Belgium  

Willy Pauwels from De Klinge (Waas)

 

Ticket Toy Museum Mechelen

Fany Van Opstal from Nismes

Kristofer Hardy from Chastre

Heidi Acke from Gistel

Marilou Van Mol from Borgerhout

Sylvie Wattier from Quaregnon

 

Duoticket for the National Tobacco Museum in Wervik (incl. degustation of beer ‘Moriaen’ dark or blond)

Margo Van Tiel from Noordbeemster (NL)

Jozef Sztrykler from Antwerp

 

Duotickets for Historium Bruges

Geneviève Vermote from Billy-Berclauf (FR)

Christophe Francis from Sombreffe

Elodie Desrumaux from Hellemmes (FR)

Stefan Wagels from Geilenkirchen (DE)

 

Family ticket for Bokrijk Park (Genk)

Ana Rosiers from Oppuurs

Elise Vivier from Wasmes-Audemez-Briffœil

Ingrid Van der Linden from Zwijndrecht

Christophe Neven from Grandemil

Marleen Metens-Elskens from Ukkel

Delphine Vanlerberghe from Roeselare

Asta Jaskeleviciene from Schaarbeek

 


Winners of the month - SEPTEMBER 2015

Wins a tourist passport to visit more than 300 attractions and museum for one your for free in Belgium  

Nicole Aerts from Mol

 

Duoticket Olmense Zoo

Allison Denis from Zichem

 

Family ticket Experience Centre Vrij Vaderland Veurne

Lien Van Wesemael from Erpe-Mere

Kathy Meirlaen from Zwalm

 

Duoticket Recreation Park De Lilse Bergen (1 adult + 1 child)

Yeneri Munoz from Brussels

Myriam Heymans from Sint-Pieters-Leeuw

Angeliki Boura from Etterbeek

 

Bag with tourist gadgets from the Tourist office of Aalst

Krista Van Zandycke from Lede

Jan De Kempeneer from Ghent

Nancy Schollaert from Merchtem

 

Ticket Speelgoedmuseum Mechelen

Patrick Dick from Schaarbeek

Annie De Keyser from Scherpenheuvel

Tamara Van den Broeck uit Boortmeerbeek

 

Ticket In Flanders Fields Museum

Christiane Janssens from Diepenbeek

Martine Lalieu from Sambreville

Gaetano Di Graci from Quaregnon

Marie-Eve Dangreau from Bray

Sonia Charlier from Godarville

 

Duoticket for the National Tobacco Museum in Wervik (incl. degustation of beer ‘Moriaen’ dark or blond)

Frank Delacourt from Paris (FR)

Vanessa Mainil from Haine St Paul

Marina Gallo from Hénin-Beaumont (FR)

Patricia Prior from Hasselt

 

Ticket for 4 people Visitors’ Centre Jules Destrooper

Griet Voet from Zwevegem

Jens Oliver Reuss from Berlijn (DE)

Ronne W.M.J. Lispet from Beegden (NL)

Liliane Depre from Recogne

Amandine Remacle from Beauraing

 


Winners of the month - AUGUST 2015

Wins a tourist passport to visit more than 300 attractions and museum for one your for free in Belgium  

Fatima Bourchih from Menen 

 

Duoticket for Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917

Natacha Dierickx from Tervuren 

Siska Neyt from Langemark 

Sophie Bazillon from Bazeilles (FR)  

Marie-Ange Daneels from Edingen

 

Duoticket for pam Ename + pam Velzeke

Maria Vlemkinckx from Puurs

 

Day pass for Duoticket De Lilse Bergen Recreation Park (1 adult + 1 child)

Marie-Françoise Miserotti from Boncelles

Dominique Vancraeynest from Heule

Isabelle Schuster - de Groote from Anderlecht

Ellen Willems from Hove

Christine Huysmans from Meerhout

Patricia Renier from Evere

Astrid Claes from Boutersem

Koen Descheemaeker from Torhout

Brigitte Seghers-De Graef from Baardegem

Cris Thys from Boom

 

Mint tins Diest Oranjestad

Anette Bock from Heverlee

Aline De Ruyck from Machelen-Zulte

Hilde Van Aeckerbroeck from Weelde

Renate Thijsen from Lummen

Barbara Houben from Hoeleden

Sylvie Wattier from Quaregnon

Katja Pietroscewsky from Bastogne

Stephanie Smal from Flémalle

Marjorie Davaux from Luttre

Roeland Descheerder from Kalmthout

 


Winners of the month - JULY 2015

Wins a tourist passport to visit more than 300 attractions and museum for one your for free in Belgium  

Nancy Neirynck from Izegem

 

Duoticket for the National Tobacco Museum in Wervik (incl. degustation of beer ‘Moriaen’ dark or blond)

Maud Delahaye from Moeskroen

Jürgen Coysman from Meulebeke

Claudine Demeulenare from Herentals

Louis Van Hooydonk from Antwerp

 

Backpack for pick-nicking from Sint-Truiden

Kato Depoortere from Ghent

 

Day pass for Arboretum Kalmthout

Katrien Grolus from Burdinne

Sofie Geys from Lommel

Diana Maeck from Malonne

Ariane Henrion from Jambes

Philippe Postiaux from Boussoit

Tanja Bergman from Heers

Joke Nollet from Landen

Vincent Lianel from Grand-Reng

Stephane Tanghe from Nieuwerkerken

Robert Glorieux from Bornem

 

Pens of Karting Genk

Betty Hermans from Herk-de-Stad

Jacqueline Ferrari from Sint-Pieters-Leeuw

Laura Di Paolo from Fontaine l’Evèque

Valerie Nyssen from Fraipont

Sandy Bodson from Vesqueville

Anja Casteleyn from Sint-Niklaas

Kevin Firhs from Dampicourt  

Christel Arnold from Herstal

Corry De Winter from Wielsbeke

Isabel Dobbelaere from Maldegem

 


Winners of the month - JUNE 2015

Wins a tourist passport to visit more than 300 attractions and museum for one your for free in Belgium  

Louisa Vrints-Thans from Wijshagen

 

Tickets for the Sports & Recreation Centers of S&R (Rozebroeken, Ghent; De Waterperels, Lier; Dommelslag, Overpelt; De Meerminnen, Beveren; Olympia, Bruges en Piscine du Grand Large, Bergen)

Evy Schrooten from Opoeteren

Ouardia Machrouk from Lokeren

 

2 Family tickets for Speelgoedmuseum Mechelen

Giorgos Angelou from Oudergem

Yulia Mironenko from Sint-Genesius-Rode

 

1 duoticket for visit to Saint-Hermes Crypt (Ronse)

Betty De Leye from Geraardsbergen

 

Comic book Jommeke 'De Rondekoning’

Joke Van Landeghem from Sint-Niklaas

Willy Hendrickx from Sint-Truiden

An Collier from Wemmel

Kristof Delaruelle from Sint-Niklaas

Kimberly Darraz from Harelbeke

Nicolas François from Ostend

Isabelle Cornelis from Deinze

Kenny De Clerck from Assebroek

Peter Gabriels from Zulte

Helga Boom from Asse

 

Key rings Cozmix

Pasca Carol-Ann Vandeput from Hasselt

Stefanie Buyse from Bissegem

Valerie Alphonse from Lens

Lola Van Rampelbergh from Brussels

Isabella Serluppens from Deurne

Paola Garijo from Villeurbanne (FR)

Thierry Audin from Jumet

Alexandra Manderlier from Erquelinnes

Marie-Louise Bertels from Averbode

Marie-Louise Crocket from Tubeke

 


Winners of the month - MAY 2015

Wins a tourist passport to visit more than 300 attractions and museum for one your for free in Belgium  

Leen Holvoet from Buggenhout

 

2 tickets for a visit to the panorama of the National Basilica in Koekelberg

Evelyne Sauvage from Kessel-Lo

Tatjana Bruyninx from Brussels

 

2 duotickets for Historium Bruges

Ilse Verghote from Roeselare

Christa Rens from Pulderbos

 

1 x 2 tickets for a boat trip for two adults with ‘De Paep van Meinecom III’ (Ophoven Kinrooi)

Sonja Wouters from Westerlo

 

Voucher Wavekarting (Nieuwpoort)

Sarah De Rop from St-Niklaas

David De Nul from Ecaussines

Marleen Vanderweghe from Wingene

Pol Himschoot from Brugge

Willy Mahieu from Frameries Willy Mahieu

Stefanie Remmerie from Bavikhove

Isabelle Garcy from Vlamertinge

Marlies Panhuysen from Hansbeke

Didier Cools from Geel

Katleen Vervloet from Mechelen

 

Mint tins Diest Oranjestad

Pascal Dubasin from Hamois

Christiane De Blieck from Kortenberg

Georges Kerrinckx from Ghent

Christiane Struye from Perwez

Danny de Clerck from Maldegem

Kristine Strubbe from Wijtschate

Katrien Verdonck from Lokeren

Arlette Ducernier from Sint-Agatha-Berchem

Sandrine Taskin from Ottignies

France De Meyer from Chaudfontaine

 


Winners of the month - APRIL 2015

Wins a tourist passport to visit more than 300 attractions and museum for one your for free in Belgium  

Angelique Vermeire from Ghent

 

Tickets for the Sports & Recreation Centers of S&R (Rozebroeken, Ghent; De Waterperels, Lier; Dommelslag, Overpelt; De Meerminnen, Beveren; Olympia, Bruges en Piscine du Grand Large, Mons)

Diana Vanden Broecke from Genk

Monique Besseling from Vaux-sur-Sûre

 

Family ticket for Bokrijk Park (Genk)

Sylvie Dardenne from Bastogne

Patrick Vanreusel from Tessenderlo

 

Season ticket Museum of Natural Sciences (Brussels):

Laetitia Lefever from Brussels

 

Fluo pencils from the Visitors Centers from the Province of Western Flanders

Sandrine Menu from Borchtlombeek

Marcel Detremmerie from Moeskroen

Francis Lison from Gilly

Bérengère Villee from Velaines

Colienne De Walque from Brussels

Ilse Kerrinckx from Ghent

Jacques Mathy from Beaufays

Joël Dandoy from Vielsalm

Nancy Bols from Mol

Kristof Avonds from Lier

 

Comic book Suske & Wiske ‘De Laaiende Linies’

Benny Willems from Oetingen

Michael Aucoin from Diksmuide

Franky De Sterck from Alost

Geert Van den Abeele from Maldegem

Helena Allegaert from Harelbeke

Stijn Lampo from Torhout

Nathalie Verhaeghe from Lichtervelde

Denis Hermans from Heverlee

Olga Yanchuk from Nazareth

Dirk Simons from Westerlo

 


Winners of the month - MARCH 2015

 

Wins a tourist passport to visit more than 300 attractions and museum for one your for free in Belgium:

Lutgart Rens from Pulderbos

 

Ticket for new exposition ‘Liberation! Belgians in German Camps’ in Kazerne Dossin (Mechelen)

Danièle Marchand from Lier

Victor Boeij from Essen

 

Ticket for the Olmense Zoo (Balen-Olmen)

Jan Embrechts from Vosselaar

Kathleen Diels from Vlimmeren

 

Voucher for 2 people for a horse and carriage ride through Dendermonde:

Isabelle Windey from Sleidinge

 

Ticket for the midget golf in Recreation Park Keiheuvel (Balen)

Patricia Lefever from Borgerhout

Dirk Van Weert from Lier

Brigitte Verstraete from Landen 

 

Bag with tourist gadgets from the Tourist office of Aalst

Jimmy David from Nieuwkerken-Waas

Rita Coussee from Torhout

Christine Debakker from Brugge

 

LED-key rings Knokke-Heist

Rémy Van Brummelen from Seraing

Nuno Verissimo from Zaventem

Mariette Vandebroucke from Spa

Benedicte Dupont from Sterrebeek

Sanja Jovicic from Wezembeek-Oppem

Gaétane Adam from Brussels

Jacky Fievet from Thon-Samson

Angelique Hubert from Gérouville

Serena Demeurechy from Châtelineau

Mieke Plaetevoet from Zedelgem

Joffroy Arents uit La Louvière

Maud Gregoire from Dinant

Laurence De Rijcke from Heer

Eva Indruchova from Brussels

Historium CITY VR

The Historium project opened on the Bruges Market in late 2012. This is an innovative tourist attraction, an experience centre in which visitors get to travel through the Golden Age of Bruges. The idea rests on a dynamic approach coupled with constant innovation. In late 2015, Historium embraced the latest virtual reality technology and has, quite literally, taken to the streets with it. It brings our historical buildings back to life: never before have the Middle Ages felt so close; never has history been so easily accessible.

CITY VR: Historium plays a pioneering role
CITY VR: this is the name of the latest attraction to arrive at Historium Bruges. Essentially, it lets you walk out into the streets and experience the city’s history through VR technology. VR stands for virtual reality, but what does virtual reality mean in 2015?
VR is trending and all kinds of stuff is happening.
The big players indicate that a breakthrough in virtual reality applications is just around the corner:
Facebook bought Oculus (a pioneer in VR glasses and technology) last year and the first 360-degree videos have already appeared on Facebook (you will find one of these videos on the Historium Facebook page). PlayStation is extending the VR platform in 2016 and announces new developments every day. Deutsche Bank estimates that VR will be worth 7 billion dollars by 2020....
What about Historium?
Historium has been experimenting in its own VR lab in 2015, where visitors could experience the virtual Middle Ages of Bruges using OCULUS glasses.
Now, we have literally gone a step further by making it mobile and maximising its accessibility.

Historium VR City: for techies and neophytes
Historium is taking VR onto the streets and that’s a world premiere. Thanks to a pair of cardboard glasses - that can accommodate every conceivable smartphone - Historium visitors get to view 6 locations through “historical spectacles” on the city walk. Buildings we know in their present context, and even some that are long gone, come back to life in a mediaeval setting. In other words, places that once played an important role in the city’s past can be viewed as they are now and as they were then. The visitor gets to kill two birds with one stone: he or she gets to appreciate mediaeval Bruges in a way that was never possible before and, at the same time, learns something new about the current state of virtual reality technology. Never before have historical knowledge and modern know-how
come together so nicely. What’s more, this modern technology is delivered in a very low-threshold
and user-friendly manner, so you really don’t have to be a techie to enjoy VR.

Historium VR City: move through the world of VR
VR City takes you out on a walk, literally, through the city’s past. Re-experience the 6 locations you
discovered on your visit to Historium. That way you will never forget them; they will be forever
etched in your memory, in 3D.
The buildings are:
1 The Waterhalle interior (Historium terrace)
2 Waterhalle exterior (Market)
3 Belfort (Market)
4 St. Donatian’s Cathedral (Burg Square)
5 The Big Crane (Jan van Eyckplein or Kraanplein)
6 Dampoort Complex (Dampoort from Dampoort or from Vesten)

Practical info:
- Visitors’ guidebook
Buy a ticket for Historium and you will receive a FREE Historium CITY VR folder containing the 6 locations and everything you need know to revisit these lost buildings in virtual reality.
Thanks to the app, which is available through our free WiFi, you can download the content without having to log in or activate your roaming service. The virtual reality content downloads to your smartphone automatically. Place your smartphone in your Cardboard “glasses” and select the location you want to view. To get the maximum effect, it is best to go to the location, where the
differences between 1435 and 2015 will become immediately apparent.
For more information on how our app and the Cardboard glasses work, please visit vr.historium.be.

The content is also available at this address.
The Historium Cardboard glasses can be purchased with a combo ticket (visit to Historium +
Historium Cardboard glasses for €19.50, but the Historium Cardboard glasses are also available in
the Historium Museum Shop for €18. Historium CITY VR will be offered FREE OF CHARGE via the
Historium WiFi during the launch.
- Address:
Historium Brugge
Markt 1, 8000 Bruges
- Opening hours
Open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (tickets on sale until 5 p.m.), except 1 January. A visit generally
lasts about 50 minutes.
- Tickets and prices: www.historium.be

 

 

Brand new website!

Welcome to our brand new website 365discoverydays.be!

Flanders and Brussels are overflowing with ideas for excursions for the whole family, there is an incredible choice, and an exceptional variety. There are almost 365 tourist attractions and museums in our 5 provinces where you can enjoy yourselves throughout the year. 
There is something for every taste: children will have a great time in our amusement parks, animal reserves and zoos. And why not take a boat trip ? The more sport orientated will enjoy the numerous recreational centres and aquatic attractions. And those who enjoy cultural activities will be delighted with our museums, the curiosities of our towns of artistic interest and also our historic sites and ancient monuments.

We hope that this brand new website will give you a better visitors experience. If you have questions, suggestions or remarks, please don't hesitate to contact us by e-mail: info@toeristischeattracties.be.
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Lots of discovery pleasure!

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