Information from the KIK-IRPA website, 8 July 2009
Until December 31 2009 a focus exhibition at the Musée provincial des Arts anciens du Namurois takes a new look at the Walcourt panels and the Shrine of St. Maurice. Both works are examples of pre-Eyckian painting, produced around 1400 in the Southern Netherlands and preceding the art of the Flemish Primitives. This group of paintings is the subject of a long-term study project at IRPA/KIK.
The Walcourt panels and the Shrine of St. Maurice have been studied in detail. The exhibition sheds light on the different stages of this research: macro photography, radiography, infrared reflectography, dendrochronology, pigments analysis… For each of the two works of art there is a visitor’s guide.