Videos

  • Lectures on art and interviews with Collectors, Curators and Experts

    • Watch video La mort n’est pas une fin : le rôle de la statuaire songye dans le cycle de la vie La mort n’est pas une fin : le rôle de la statuaire songye dans le cycle de la vie par Viviane Baeke
    • Watch video Intaglios and cameos. The history and the collecting of engraved gems Intaglios and cameos. The history and the collecting of engraved gems by Hadrien J. Rambach
    • Watch video Samurai Dress Code Samurai Dress Code by Luc Taelman
    • Watch video Gabon, entorses à la tradition Gabon, entorses à la tradition par Frédéric Cloth
    • Watch video La Chine à Sèvres : La collection chinoise du musée national de céramique de Sèvres La Chine à Sèvres : La collection chinoise du musée national de céramique de Sèvres par Stéphanie Brouillet
    • Watch video The “Panorama du Caire” by Emile Wauters (1881). A masterpiece of Orientalism, lost for all ? The “Panorama du Caire” by Emile Wauters (1881). A masterpiece of Orientalism, lost for all ? by Eugène Warmenbol
    • Watch video Le regard de la science sur les sculptures en terre cuite d’Amérique,d’Afrique et d’Asie : test d’ancienneté et imagerie Le regard de la science sur les sculptures en terre cuite d’Amérique,d’Afrique et d’Asie : test d’ancienneté et imagerie par Céline Roque & Emmanuel Vartanian (Res Artes)
    • Watch video Pagan, between India and China by Claudine Bautze-Picron Pagan, between India and China by Claudine Bautze-Picron The pictorial art of Pagan offers a wide spectrum of aspects which reflect the internationality of the city and its region from the eleventh up to the early fourteenth century.
    • Watch video Les bois qui murmurent - Les supports sculptés de la pensée Lobi Les bois qui murmurent - Les supports sculptés de la pensée Lobi par Viviane Baeke, conservateur au Musée Royal d'Afrique Centrale (tervuren) Musée Royal de l'Afrique Centrale (Tervuren) simultanément à l'exposition : Les bois qui murmurent- La grande statuaire Lobi de la collection François & Marie Christiaens.
    • Watch video Buddhist Initiation Paintings of the Yuan period (1271-1368) in the Sino-Himalayan style by Jane Casey Buddhist Initiation Paintings of the Yuan period (1271-1368) in the Sino-Himalayan style by Jane Casey This lecture examines a group of small initiation paintings, rare surviving examples of a Himalayan-inspired school of art that flourished at the Chinese Yuan court.
    • Watch video Les trésors médiévaux du Mandé : Terres cuites Djenné-Jéno, statuaire en bois Soninke et statuaire en bronze du Mali Les trésors médiévaux du Mandé : Terres cuites Djenné-Jéno, statuaire en bois Soninke et statuaire en bronze du Mali Par Bernard de Grunne
    • Watch video Collecting ancient art, an old tradition under attack by Vincent Geerling Collecting ancient art, an old tradition under attack by Vincent Geerling Vincent Geerling is chairman of the International Association of Dealers in Ancient Art (IADAA), director of Archea Ancient Art gallery in Amsterdam
    • Watch video Crafting Chinese Buddhist Sculpture: Case Studies from the Metropolitan Museum of Art Crafting Chinese Buddhist Sculpture: Case Studies from the Metropolitan Museum of Art by Denise Patry Leidy, Curator (Chinese sculpture and decorative arts), Department of Asian Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
    • Watch video Unity and Diversity - 40 Years of Excavations in the New Kingdom Necropolis at Saqqara Unity and Diversity - 40 Years of Excavations in the New Kingdom Necropolis at Saqqara by Dr. Maarten Raven Curator of the department of Egyptology at the Rijksmuseum van Oudheden (National Museum of Antiquities), Leiden.
    • Watch video North Indian weapons and warriors by Dr. Robert Elgood North Indian weapons and warriors by Dr. Robert Elgood A lecture linked with the exhibition Fight Pray Love held during Asian Art in Brussels
    • Watch video Exhibition Fight Pray Love - Anton Bartholomeew Collection of Mogul and Sikh arms, armors and paintings… Exhibition Fight Pray Love - Anton Bartholomeew Collection of Mogul and Sikh arms, armors and paintings… An exhibition held in an exceptional “Art Nouveau” building from the Belgian architect Victor Horta during Asian Art in Brussels Fair.
    • Watch video Sous les étoiles de Nut : Les sarcophages des Musées Royaux d'Art et d'Histoire Sous les étoiles de Nut : Les sarcophages des Musées Royaux d'Art et d'Histoire par Luc Delvaux, conservateur au Musée du Cinquantenaire
    • Watch video L’art Africain d’Hier à Aujourd’hui - Partie 1 : Marc Leo Felix, spécialiste en art rituel du Congo (with english subtiles) L’art Africain d’Hier à Aujourd’hui - Partie 1 : Marc Leo Felix, spécialiste en art rituel du Congo (with english subtiles) The fascinating story of African Art by one of the most respected figure on the tribal art scene
    • Watch video Pierre Baptiste : From India to continental Southeast Asia: the diffusion of Buddhist Iconography (eng) Pierre Baptiste : From India to continental Southeast Asia: the diffusion of Buddhist Iconography (eng) by Pierre Baptiste, curator in charge of the Southeast Asian art department of the Musée Naional des Arts Asiatiques - Guimet.
    • Watch video “I have reached the sky as a grasshopper…” . The role and the meaning of the grasshopper in ancient Egypt “I have reached the sky as a grasshopper…” . The role and the meaning of the grasshopper in ancient Egypt by Jan Koek, Chairman of Mehen, Studycentre of ancient Egypt.
    • Watch video Isis Magicienne - Dr. Olivier Perdu Isis Magicienne - Dr. Olivier Perdu Olivier Perdu est un égyptologue attaché à la chaire de Civilisation pharaonique du Collège de France.
    • Watch video CHOKWE : Masques de réserves et Masques de villages - Partie 1 : Dr. Julien Volper CHOKWE : Masques de réserves et Masques de villages - Partie 1 : Dr. Julien Volper par M. Julien Volper docteur en histoire de l’art & conservateur au Musée Royal de l’Afrique Centrale Conférences BRUNEAF (Bruxelles), juin 2015
    • Watch video BIAPAL ART HERITAGE SERIES #01 : Dr. Maarten Raven in Leiden BIAPAL ART HERITAGE SERIES #01 : Dr. Maarten Raven in Leiden by Dr. Maarten Raven Curator of the department of Egyptology at the Rijksmuseum van Oudheden (National Museum of Antiquities), Leiden.
    • Watch video BIAPAL ART HERITAGE SERIES #1 EP 02 - Highlights of Saqqara at the National Museum of Antiquities, Leiden with Dr. Maarten Raven BIAPAL ART HERITAGE SERIES #1 EP 02 - Highlights of Saqqara at the National Museum of Antiquities, Leiden with Dr. Maarten Raven by Dr. Maarten Raven Curator of the department of Egyptology at the Rijksmuseum van Oudheden (National Museum of Antiquities), Leiden.
    • Watch video The Sculptures of Western Tibet in the 11th to 13th centuries and their artistic debt to Kashmir The Sculptures of Western Tibet in the 11th to 13th centuries and their artistic debt to Kashmir by Dr. Amy Heller. This presentation evokes the historical, iconographical and aesthetic relationships of Kashmiri metal sculptures and the ones they inspired in the kingdoms of Gu.ge-Pu.hrang and Ladakh.
    • Watch video Dr. Amy Heller Interview Dr. Amy Heller Interview We interviewed Dr. Amy Heller about her research in Europe and China just before the fascinating lecture she gave about " The Sculptures of Western Tibet in the 11th to 13th centuries and their artistic debt to Kashmir"
    • Watch video Excavating the Storerooms. Recent discoveries in the Egyptian collection of the Royal Museums of Art and History Excavating the Storerooms. Recent discoveries in the Egyptian collection of the Royal Museums of Art and History by Dr. Luc Delvaux - Curator of the Egyptian Department Musées Royaux d’Art et d’Histoire - Brussels
    • Watch video L’art Africain d’Hier à Aujourd’hui - Partie 2 : Roger Pierre Turine, critique d’art L’art Africain d’Hier à Aujourd’hui - Partie 2 : Roger Pierre Turine, critique d’art Une histoire de l'art contemporain africain en Belgique
    • Watch video CHOKWE : Masques de réserves et Masques de villages - Partie 2 : M. Felix Kaputu CHOKWE : Masques de réserves et Masques de villages - Partie 2 : M. Felix Kaputu par M. Felix Kaputu : objets et rites
    • Watch video Supernatural Themes in Manjū Netsuke from the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford Supernatural Themes in Manjū Netsuke from the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford by Joyce Seaman. This lecture look at subjects related to the supernatural, drawing on examples from the Ashmolean’s collection to discuss demons malign, benign and humorous, and their appearance on nineteenth-century manjū netsuke.
    • Watch video Unknown Egyptian Treasures at the Museum August Kestner, Hanover Unknown Egyptian Treasures at the Museum August Kestner, Hanover by Dr. phil. Christian E. Loeben - Curator of the Egyptological collection of the Museum August Kestner, one of the most comprehensive collection in Germany.
    • Watch video Maps of East Asia in the early to mid-Nineteenth Century by Dr. Richard Pegg Maps of East Asia in the early to mid-Nineteenth Century by Dr. Richard Pegg Dr Pegg presents here, through comparison, certain similarities and distinctive differences in the representations of space, both real and imagined, in the early modern cartographic traditions of China, Korea and Japan.
    • Watch video Connoisseurship, Collectors and Museums Connoisseurship, Collectors and Museums by James Ede. In view of recent criticism of the trade in antiquities and of the private collecting of ancient art, it will focus on the importance of private collectors to the formation of museums, to the development of archaeology, and to the study of ancient art history.
    • Watch video On Khmer Sculpture – Very personal comments on a life-long journey On Khmer Sculpture – Very personal comments on a life-long journey by Dr. Wolfgang Felten and Dr. Susanne Schreiber. This Podium Talk with the collector Dr. Wolfgang Felten and art journalist Dr. Susanne Schreiber highlight little known peculiarities of Khmer art and its importance within the art history of Asia.
    • Watch video An interview with Dr. Pratapaditya Pal Former Curator of Boston Museum, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Art Institute of Chicago and prolific author... An interview with Dr. Pratapaditya Pal Former Curator of Boston Museum, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Art Institute of Chicago and prolific author... An interview with a world specialist of Indian, the Himalayas and South East Asia Art about his life journey as a curator and specialist of Asian Art.
    • Watch video Interview with Dr. Sidney Goldstein Interview with Dr. Sidney Goldstein Dr. Sidney Goldstein is considered as one of the world specialists on antique glass. From 1973 to 1983, he was the chief curator of Corning Museum of Glass (USA), the world's largest glass museum. Until his retirement, he was Associate Director and Curator of Ancient and Islamic Art at the Saint Louis Art Museum.
    • Watch video Gladiators and Colosseum Gladiators and Colosseum by Prof. Dr. Rainer Vollkommer - Director of the Liechtensteinisches Landesmuseum in Vaduz (Principality of Liechtenstein)
    • Watch video David Pritzker : The Material Culture in The Royal Nomadic Court of Imperial Tibet (7th-9th) David Pritzker : The Material Culture in The Royal Nomadic Court of Imperial Tibet (7th-9th) In the 7th century Tibet arose as newcomers on the stage of history. This talk will explore how the royal aesthetics of their nomadic court exemplifies an energy and spirit unique to the explosive and short-lived Tibetan Empire (7th-9th centuries).
    • Watch video Dr. François de Callataÿ : Beauté et Sublimité des monnaies grecques Dr. François de Callataÿ : Beauté et Sublimité des monnaies grecques Greek coins have always been praised as the most beautiful coins ever produced (along with Italian Renaissance medals). This lecture explores which are the criteria behind this statement
    • Watch video How Scorn turn to Love... The Powerful Impact of Netsuke. How Scorn turn to Love... The Powerful Impact of Netsuke. Video of the lecture Max Rutherston gave with humour and comprehensive knowledge about netsuke.
    • Watch video Interview with Christian Levett in London, collector and founder of Musée d'Art Classique, Mougins. Interview with Christian Levett in London, collector and founder of Musée d'Art Classique, Mougins. Artconnoisseurs chats with British entrepreneur Christian Levett, a compulsive art lover who collects coins, armours, modern, contemporary and Renaissance paintings as well as classic antiquities...
    • Watch video Interview with Alain Bordier, founder of the Tibet Museum. Interview with Alain Bordier, founder of the Tibet Museum. In this interview, Alain Bordier, tells us with honesty and simplicity, how he became a major collector of Tibetan art and talks about his experience of collecting. A peacefull chat about art, beliefs and passion in his museum in Switzerland.
    • Watch video Interview with DKM Museum founders, Dirk Krâmer and Klaus Mass. Interview with DKM Museum founders, Dirk Krâmer and Klaus Mass. Dirk Krâmer and Klaus Mass love art and decided few years ago to transform an old factory into a Museum dedicated to their vision of Beauty. The 52 rooms of the museum mix tastefully Archaeology, Asian Art with Photography and Contemporary Art...
    • Watch video Interview with Jacques Léon Theodor at the Museum of Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium. Interview with Jacques Léon Theodor at the Museum of Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium. An interesting talk about collecting Greek vases and the use of sharing knowledge through donations with a world famous collector, biologist and speleologist.
    • Watch video Dr. Irka Hajdas : Radiocarbon Dating of ‘old’ and ‘young’—an overview of applications in archaeology and art Dr. Irka Hajdas : Radiocarbon Dating of ‘old’ and ‘young’—an overview of applications in archaeology and art Discoveries of radioactivity and cosmic rays had profound effect on modern science and everyday life of the last 100 years. Among various dating techniques methods developed in early 20th century 14C dating ...
    • Watch video Prof. François Picard : La place des temples dans la circulation des musiques en Chine Prof. François Picard : La place des temples dans la circulation des musiques en Chine The lecture describes the development of a Chinese Buddhist mantra attributed to the meditation master Pu'an (1115-1169). The text and music of this work, the mantra of Pu'an, are in evidence since the sixteenth century and are today part of many diverse repertoires ...
    • Watch video Lucien Viola : The making of a new museum in the Medina of Marrakesh Lucien Viola : The making of a new museum in the Medina of Marrakesh Lucien Viola presents the museum and the artworks that will show four main collections of ancient Moroccan art.

  • The Highlights - A selection of artworks from Brussels Ancient Art Fair and Asian Art in Brussels

    • Watch video 2 Funerary Statuettes 2 Funerary Statuettes Shabti of the sedjem-ash Hesymeref, worker at Deir el-Medineh & Shabti of Neferibre-sa-Neith, born of Shepen-Bastet, The wab-priest of the King, chancellor of the King of Lower Egypt, administrator of the Palace Egypt
    • Watch video Two Densatil Lokapala heads Two Densatil Lokapala heads 15th century Gilded copper with inlays of semi-precious stones H. 23.5 cm & 24 cm.
    • Watch video Sarcophagus for the mummy of a sacred ibis Sarcophagus for the mummy of a sacred ibis Egypt, Ptolemaic Period, 3rd century BC – Polychrome wood – Height: 23 cm. Length: 44 cm. The piece is inscribed with a demotic text.
    • Watch video Triad of Fudō Myō-ō - 不動明王 - and his attendants Triad of Fudō Myō-ō - 不動明王 - and his attendants Japan, Momoyama, Edo period, 16th-17th century Wood - H 27,5 cm (central figure).
    • Watch video Pair of enameled basins, Qianlong period Pair of enameled basins, Qianlong period Pair of Basin, Qianlong period (1736-1795), Bronze cloisonné enamel, Height : 27cm, - Diameter: 64,4cm Height: 26,6cm - Diameter: 62 cm
    • Watch video Torso of an ephebe - (Westmacott type) – Roman, 1st to 2nd century AD Torso of an ephebe - (Westmacott type) – Roman, 1st to 2nd century AD Fine crystalline marble – Height: 33 cm Provenance: private collection of publisher D. Lauermann, acq. in the 1960s; Ex collection Prof. A. Schmid
    • Watch video Vase in the form of a kneeling woman carrying a basket Vase in the form of a kneeling woman carrying a basket Egypt, New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty, reign of Thutmose III to Amenhotep III (ca.1490-164 BC) – Terracotta – Height: 11.8 cm
    • Watch video Relief with agricultural scene – Egypt, late 25th-26th dynasty: c. 660-650 BC Relief with agricultural scene – Egypt, late 25th-26th dynasty: c. 660-650 BC Polychrome limestone. Height: 16.6 cm. Width: 16.6 cm Provenance: tomb of Mentuemhat (TT34). Private collection in France, acquired 1960–70s Will be shown during Brussels Ancient Art Fair June 4-8, 2014.
    • Watch video Skyphos by the painter of Nicosia Olpe Skyphos by the painter of Nicosia Olpe
    • Watch video Statue of a dignitary wearing a long loincloth Statue of a dignitary wearing a long loincloth Egypt, Wood. H.: 55.5 cm. 6th dynasty, approximately 2350-2150 BC.
    • Watch video Sabean low relief Sabean low relief Low Relief - Sabean, 1st century BC - Limestone - Height: 17.5 cm Two humans standing side by side with arms around each other’s shoulder. Above their heads a crossbeam of a house or temple
    • Watch video Sceptre handle representing ox on a drum Sceptre handle representing ox on a drum China, Yunnan Province, Dian culture, Warring states period. 475-221BC. Bronze with green patina, 7cm.
    • Watch video Cycladic marble idol of a reclining female of the early Spedos type Cycladic marble idol of a reclining female of the early Spedos type Early Bronze Age II, ca. 2600-2500 BC. Height: 24.6 cm
    • Watch video Hanaire vase by Otagaki Rengetsu Hanaire vase by Otagaki Rengetsu Japan, Kyoto, Late Edo/early Meiji period. Artist : Otagaki Rengetsu, Ceramic, h:17cm, d:14cm
    • Watch video Zoomorphic rython in the shape of a bull Zoomorphic rython in the shape of a bull Near Eastern (now Iran), Amlash, 11th-9th century BC - Brown terracotta - Dim.: 23 x 28.5 cm
    • Watch video Hydria - attributed to the painter Taleides, ca. 540 BC Hydria - attributed to the painter Taleides, ca. 540 BC Attic (now Greece), Height: 38 cm
    • Watch video Lokesvara, the Bodhisatva of infinite compassion, Lokesvara, the Bodhisatva of infinite compassion, Cambodia, Stone,circa 7th Century
    • Watch video Red sandstone sculpture of an Apsara Red sandstone sculpture of an Apsara Madhya Pradesh,Khajuraho region,Red Sandstone,c.10th-11th AD, h:71cm