Koninklijk Instituut voor het Kunstpatrimonium / Institut royal du Patrimoine artistique

  • Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage
  • Koninklijk Instituut voor de Bescherming van het Kunstpatrimonium
  • KIK
  • IRPA

Mandates/Sources of Authority

The IRPA-KIK is a federal scientific institute responsible for the documentation, study and conservation-restoration of the cultural and artistic heritage of our country.

Art historians, photographers, chemists, archaeologists, engineers and conservator-restorers carry out interdisciplinary research on the materials and techniques used in works of art and cultural artefacts and on the materials and methods used in conservation-restoration.

The IRPA-KIK is a unique resource for scientific, photographic and technical documentation of the cultural heritage of the country.