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The publisher of this website is the Belgian non-profit organisation Flemish Art Collection vzw (Vlaamse Kunstcollectie / VKC).
Company number: 0885.957.616.
Headquarters: Fernand Scribedreef 1, (Museum of Fine Arts, Ghent), 9000 Gent, Belgium.
Correspondence address: Hofbouwlaan 28, 9000 Gent, Belgium.
The Flemish Art Collection is the structural partnership between five art-historical museums in Flanders: the Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp (KMSKA), the Groeninge Museum in Bruges, the Museum of Fine Arts in Ghent (MSK), M - Museum Leuven and Mu.ZEE in Ostend. The Antwerp Municipal Art Museums (Rubenianum, Rubens House, Museum Mayer van den Bergh and Middelheim Museum) take part in the VKC meeting as observers.
For this website, the VKC has collected content from various collections-management heritage organisations worldwide. The logos and links to these partners are below each page.
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The Flemish Art Collection wants to guarantee the privacy of every visitor to this site and does so with due regard for all statutory and other provisions regarding the protection of privacy. The Flemish Art Collection will never reveal nor pass on any information to anyone, except if obliged to do so by an authorised public body. The information will only be used with regard to our service(s), we will never contact you for something that is not related to our services.
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The visitor can, freely and by request, always refuse the usage of his/her personal information for direct marketing. For this, he/she is directed to contact the Flemish Art Collection, Hofbouwlaan 28 - 29, 9000 Ghent or via email@example.com.
In conformity to the legal processing of personal information of 08/12/1992, the visitor holds a legal right to the investigation and possible correction of his/her personal details. With a proof of identity (copy of a passport/ID card), you may via a written, dated and signed request to the Flemish Art Collection Hofbouwlaan 28 - 29, 9000 Ghent or firstname.lastname@example.org, obtain the written notification of your personal data free of charge. If necessary, you can also request to correct the data that is incorrect, incomplete or not pertinent.
For more information or for complaints regarding the handling of your personal details please contact the 'Commissie voor de bescherming van de persoonlijke levenssfeer' (Commission for the protection of privacy), Ministry of Justice, Waterloolaan 115 at 1000 Brussels.
Your personal data will be processed and archived in internal databases by the VKC as long as you make use of the services (e.g. by subscribing to the newsletter). The information will be kept as long as necessary. After this period, the information will be deleted or preserved if it is in the public interest (historical, cultural or other) to retain it.
The Flemish Art Collection is not liable for any mistakes on this site. Under no circumstance can the Flemish Art Collection be held liable or responsible for damages, irrespective of the nature arising from the data provided on this site or the incomplete, out-dated or incorrect nature of the data. Nor can the Flemish Art Collection be held liable or responsible for damages, irrespective of the nature, arising from the use of this site.
For links to websites or to web pages of third parties, over which the Flemish Art Collection has no control in terms of content or other characteristics, the Flemish Art Collection can, under no circumstance, be held liable or responsible.
If a provision of these terms and conditions cannot be enforced or conflicts with a mandatory provision, this lack of enforceability or invalidity shall not affect the validity and enforceability of the other provisions.
Inquiry regarding the attribution or authenticity
You can provide us with an inquiry regarding the authenticity of a work of art or an attribution of a work of art to a specific artist.
The curators of the Flemish Art Collection, and its partner museums (the Royal Museum of Fine Arts in Antwerp, the Groeningemuseum in Bruges, the Museum of Fine Arts in Ghent, M Leuven and Mu.ZEE in Ostend) are able to provide an unofficial attribution or authenticity estimate. Estimations are also exclusively upon a visit by the owner of the work or authorised person, namely a legal representative.
However, we cannot provide an appraisal of value due to ethical reasons. For a possible appraisal you can always contact a recognised appraiser or art dealer in your area.
For an attribution or authenticity estimate you need to send a few photos of the work of art to us in the highest resolution possible. The photographs should show the work as an entirety, the possible signature of the artist, as well as the verso of the work. Once you have provided high-quality photos of the work of art, they will then be passed along to an expert curator.
Possible information on the provenance of former owners can be of highly valuable information.
The unofficial attribution or authenticity estimate is made by expert curators of the partner museums to the best of their knowledge. Their verdict, however, is never definitive. Moreover, for a more conclusive judgment, the expertise of more experts is necessary. As such, we thus call the attribution or the authenticity estimate ‘unofficial’.
No rights may be given upon the estimation or attribution. The appraisal or the attribution cannot be used for any commercial application. The information provided is protected by copyright and can only be made public and/or reproduced exclusively with the permission of the museum involved.
We will provide you with the attribution or authenticity estimate as soon as possible.
Neither the Flemish Art Collection, nor the partner museums, nor the personnel of these organisations can be held responsible for an initial estimate or attribution that is found to be incorrect upon further inspection. The Flemish Art Collection likewise does not accept responsibility for previous damage or lost profit.