Belgium’s Royal Numismatic Society celebrates 175th birthday

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April 21, 2016 – Founded in 1841, the Royal Numismatic Society of Belgium celebrates 175 years of its existence in 2016. To mark the event, a conference entitled “Belgian numismatics in perspective” will be held on Saturday, May 21st, 2016 in the Royal Library of Belgium (Brussels). Sketching the outlines of numismatic studies and their developments in Belgium from the 16th century till today, this conference will be concluded with an anniversary reception (only on registration).

9:30-10am: Welcome
Welcome address by Patrick Lefèvre, Director general of the Royal Library of Belgium
Introduction by Johan van Heesch, President of the Royal Numismatic Society of Belgium

Inaugural Conference
Peter Spufford: Philip Grierson among Belgian Historians and Numismatists

11-11:15am Coffee

François de Callataÿ: Belgian numismatics from the 16th to the 18th c. A general sketch with a special focus on private correspondences

Johan van Heesch: Coin Collecting in Belgium since 1800: Coin dealers and Auction Houses

Liesbeth Claes: Docendo discimus: het onderwijs in de numismatiek in België

12:45- 2pm Lunch

Cécile Arnould: Les études numismatiques au coeur des premières sociétés archéologiques belgesau XIXe siècle

Hugo Vanhoudt: Numismatische genootschappen in België, 19de-21ste eeuw

3-3:15pm Coffee

Jean-Marc Doyen: Numismatique et archéologie: approchebibliométrique des apports de la Revue belge de Numismatique (1842-2015)

Stefan De Lombaert: De Belgische penningproducenten, 19de-21ste eeuw

The Royal Numismatic Society of Belgium invites you to celebrate its 175 years during a gala dinner which will be held at the Fondation Universitaire/Universitaire Stichting (11, Rue d’Egmont/Egmont-straat – 1000 Brussels; Room Félicien Cattier) from 6pm only on registration. The dinner fee is 40 euro/guest.

Please register and pay your dinner fee by Friday, 6th May 2016 by bank transfer.
Account name: Koninklijk Belgisch
Genootschap voor Numismatiek/Société Royale de Numismatique de Belgique
N° IBAN: BE07 3100 9200 2566

The conference will be held in the Royal Sky Room, at the 6th floor of the Royal Library of Belgium
2, Keizerslaan / Boulevard de l’Empereur
B-1000 Brussels
Free admission on registration

This is the official website of the Royal Numismatic Society of Belgium.