The Academia Belgica, Centre for History, the Arts and Sciences in Rome
have the pleasure to invite you to the presentation of the book
“The Academia Belgica in Rome. Building for the Arts and sciences in the Eternal City”
on December 4, 2023, at 5 pm
at the Palace of the Academies in Brussels
(Hertogstraat/Rue Ducale, 1 – 1000 Brussel/Bruxelles)
This book is the first publication on the building of the Academia Belgica in Rome, a residence for Belgian researchers and artists and a centre for scientific and cultural activities. Constructed between 1937 and 1939 by the Italian Gino Cipriani and the Belgian Jean Hendrickx-Van den Bosch, in a style both modernist and Art Deco, the building has maintained not only its original exterior but also in large parts its interior decorations and even furniture. The authors investigate the conception and realisation of the original building and its interior design programme, within the context of the cultural and political exchange between Belgium and Italy in the interwar period.
Edited by Charles Bossu and Sabine van Sprang ; contributions by Éric Beka, Charles Bossu, Simone Conversi, Federica Del Falco, Fredie Floré, Bram De Maeyer, Anne-Françoise Morel and Charlotte Rottiers.