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 once again respected museum curators, experts and art lovers from England, Germany, USA, Belgium, the Netherlands, Liechtenstein... who will share their knowledge and passion for art.

In order to be shared, most of the lectures of ArtConnoisseurs 2013 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 organize this year 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 will highlight a refined type of Greek cups produced around the middle and third quarter of the sixth century BC.

The vernissage of the fairs will be held all around the Sablon Wednesday June 4 from 3 to 9 pm. The fairs will welcome you everyday from the 5th to the 8th of June. For details and catalogue, please refer to the fair's respective websites.

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.