Bridging the old and the new, cultural heritage plays a unique and important role in shaping and defining societies. Permeating generations through arts, literature, music, food, architecture, customs, values, skills and knowledge, cultural heritage is the fabric of society that creates identity and community.
Taking place during the 2018 European Year of Culture, the exhibition showcases a diverse selection of the vast array of work that our members support in culture and heritage. The 16 projects from all over Europe and beyond show philanthropy’s critical role in preserving, creating and transforming space for public benefit.
Through restoration and conservation projects, foundations are encouraging urban regeneration, preserving landmarks and transforming public spaces to make cultural heritage accessible to all.
The exhibition highlights the diverse nature of culture in Europe today, showing visitors the exciting and innovative ways in which our members’ projects engage citizens and enhance everyday lives.
The King Baudouin Foundation is also currently hosting a separate, fantastic exhibition entitled “From Tiepolo to Richter, European dialogue” in Brussels, to show the importance of the activities undertaken by European foundations to encourage the preservation of our cultural heritage for future generations.