Discover the brilliant light shining from the medieval manuscripts in the KBR museum during Bright Brussels, the festival of lights in Brussels.
Six centuries ago, Brussels belonged to the rich and powerful Dukes of Burgundy. They established a stirring treasure, a unique and fascinating collection of manuscripts: the Library of the Dukes of Burgundy.
Centuries ago, these masterpieces were copied and illuminated by hand, which means that the miniatures in the books were embellished with gold leaf. When light falls on such a manuscript, you get a three-dimensional effect that makes the reflected light seem to shine from the book itself.
During this nocturne, you will not only browse through this brilliant manuscript collection, but you will also get to work with pigment and paintbrush!
Thanks to the thematic focus “Witches avant la lettre”, you will also discover what being a woman actually meant in our regions at the end of the 15th century. From the Virgin Mary to the mermaid.
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Friday, February 11, 2022 from 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM