Michel Wittock has assembled a truly magnificent collection of bookbindings, from the riches of the Renaissance until recent artistic expressions. A standard collection! To valorize this ensemble he founded the Bibliotheca Wittockiana, a private museum that he developed into a study centre and museum of international acclaim
He wished and hoped that his collection and the research activities could be made permanent.
The King Baudoin Foundation enthusiastically wanted to join in the realization of this initiative.
To that aim Michel Wittock founded within the King Baudoin Foundation the Michel Wittock Fund, encompassing the most representative parts of the collections. Each part of them will of course be taken care of by the Bibliotheca Wittockiana. The Michel Wittock Fund is devoted to the remarkable collection of ancient, modern and contemporary bindings, to the Valère-Gille Collection, which testifies of the cultural and literary dynamism of ‘La jeune Belgique’, to the Lucien Bonaparte Collection and the totality of the scientific and artistic documentation and the archives assembled during its existence.
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