A rendezvous with Art, Knowledge and Beauty

Galleries of the Sablon, the historical area for Antique and Art Galleries in Brussels, welcome each June some of the most prominent dealers in Asian Art and Archaeology during Asian Art in Brussels and Brussels Ancient Art fairs.

Simultaneously, ArtConnoisseurs is honoured to receive respected museum curators, experts and art lovers from England, Germany, USA, Belgium, the Netherlands, Liechtenstein... who share their knowledge and passion for art.

For the ones who could not attend, most of the lectures of ArtConnoisseurs 2013 and 2014 were filmed.  You will find videos of lectures and interviews with curators, collectors and experts as well as a selection of objects of the fairs on this website ("videos" menu). To be informed when we release new videos, we invite you to sign into our newsletter or drop us an email.

Please note that BAAF organized last June an exhibition : Little-Master Cups. The Art of Miniature in Attic Black-Figure Vase Painting. With major pieces coming from private and public collections ( Allan Pierson Museum, Amsterdam, Musée d'Art Classique,Mougins....), this exhibition highlighted a refined type of Greek cups produced around the middle and third quarter of the sixth century BC.

For details of the fairs and catalogue, please refer to AAB and BAAF fairs respective websites.

The program of ArtConnoisseurs 2015 will be posted as soon as it will settled.

We warlmly welcome you to join us next year and, meanwhile, invite you to enjoy the videos.

Many thanks to all who have attented and supported artconnoisseurs.

10 Lecturers

Committee of Honour

  • Mr. Alain Bordier (Switzerland)

  • Ms. Renate Homberg (Germany)

  • Baroness Paul Janssen (Belgium)

  • Mr. Dirk Krämer (Germany)

  • Mr. Chris Levett (Great Britain/France)

  • Mr. Klaus Maas (Germany)

  • H.R.H. Sheikh Saud bin Muhammad bin Ali Al-Thani (Qatar)

  • Dr. Jacques Léon Theodor (Belgium)

  • Dr. Helga Wall-Apelt (USA)

  • Dr. Corinne Besson (France)

  • Mr. Henry Bounameaux (Belgium)

  • Mr. Richard C. Blum and Dianne Feinstein (USA)

  • Dr. François de Callataÿ (Belgium)

  • Mr. Bénédict de Cerjat (Switzerland)

  • Ms. Lee Chor Lin (Singapore)

  • Mr. Guido Creemers (Belgium)

  • Ms. Audrey Dégremont (Belgium)

  • Dr. Claire Derriks (Belgium)

  • Ms. Florence Doyen (Belgium)

  • Dr. Ian Glover (Great Britain)

  • Dr. Sidney Goldstein (USA)

  • Dr. Alfred Grimm (Germany)

  • Dr. Isabel Grimm-Stadelmann (Germany)

  • Dr. Eric Gubel (Belgium)

  • Ms. Else Hartoch (Belgium)

  • Prof. Dr. Detlev Kreikenbom (Germany)

  • Dr. Gauri Parimoo Krishnan (Singapore)

  • Dr. Kenson Kwok (Singapore)

  • Ms. Françoise Lechien-Durant (Belgium)

  • Mr. Martin Lerner (USA)

  • Dr. Christian E. Loeben (Germany)

  • Maître Marc Matthys (Belgium)

  • Dr N. John Miksic (Singapore)

  • Prof. Dr. Lunsingh Scheurleer (The Netherlands)

  • Dr. Pratapaditya Pal (USA/India)

  • Dr. René Preys (Belgium)

  • Dr. Arnaud Quertinmont (Belgium)

  • Prof. Dr. Hermann Schlögl (Germany)

  • Mr. Jean-Marie Simonet (Belgium)

  • Dr. Cyril Thiaudière (France)

  • Mr. Jan Van Alphen (Belgium/USA)

  • Dr. Rainer Vollkommer (Germany/Liechtenstein)

  • Mr. Luc Watrin (France)

  • Mr. Herman Van Rompuy

  • Ms. Joëlle Milquet

  • Ms Brigitte Grouwels

  • Mr. Jean-Luc Vanraes

  • Mr. Hamza Fassi- Fihri
  • Mr. Jan Huyghebaert

ArtConnoisseurs is the cultural project lauched last year by Asian Art in Brussels (AAB) and Brussels Ancient Art Fair (BAAF) in partnership with IBHEC (Institut Belge des Hautes Etudes Chinoises) and IADAA (International Association of Dealers in Ancient Art), promoted and developed by BIAPAL (Brussels International Art Promotion and Logistics asbl-vzw) with the support of VisitBrussels and Brussels-Capital Region.