Fine Arts & Human Rights Human Rights Trail through the collections of the RMFAB

Published on 18.12.2018

To mark the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium (MRBAB) and the Belgian sections of Amnesty International have joined forces to develop a human rights trail which threads through the heart of the Museums’ collections. This visit, which focuses on different human rights - including related to migration - was presented on 18 December 2019, on the occasion of International Migrants Day.

Based on dialogues between experts in the field of art and others in human rights, the trail is presented in the form of a dozen video capsules. Françoise Tulkens, former judge of the European Court of Human Rights, and Anthony Spiegeler, art historian, for example talk of justice; Anne-Marie Impe, journalist and Jean-Philippe Theyskens, art historian and guide-lecturer, talk about women's rights, Ellen Desmet, professor of migration law at the University of Ghent, and Isabelle Vermote, art historian, talk about migration, etc.

The course will also be the subject of guided tours for various audiences: school groups, cultural groups, specific audiences ... These guided tours will be offered from September 2019 by the Cultural Mediation Department of the MRBAB, which has been at the heart of the realization of this unique project.

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