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The most famous piece of Belgian portable artwork has to be the massive Chaleux stone. Engraved on both sides, it depicts a fine aurochs and a reindeer on one side and, on the other, a horse, a standing ibex and another ibex lying down. (Photo: RBINS)
23/01/2018

The Most Ancient Belgian Art: Online and in 3D

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Reinout Verbeke

The Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences (RBINS) has launched an online museum with the oldest art objects from Belgium.

The model of the Canopy glider in the Throne Room.  (photo: Isabelle Du Four - RBINS)
20/07/2017

High Flying Research in The Royal Palace!

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Jonas Van Boxel

Two of our research projects – the Peregrine falcons from Falcons for Everyone and the spectacular ant studies with balloons in the canopy of the rainforest – are on display in the beautiful Throne Room of the Brussels Royal Palace.

Visual PlateoNIGHT
04/04/2017

Party for Ben: PlateoNIGHT

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Charlotte Degueldre

On Friday (21st April) from 7-11pm it’s PlateoNIGHT at the Museum!

De Dendermonde Mammoth gets a makeover. The skeleton belongs to the collections of the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, and is in the Vleeshuismuseum of Dendermonde since 1975. (Photo: Anthonie Hellemond)
20/03/2017

The Dendermonde Mammoth Gets a Makeover

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Reinout Verbeke

Pyrite threatened a palaeontological treasure: the mammoth of Dendermonde, part of our collection. Museum employees and volunteers came together to restore the skeleton.

Overview of the prepared bones. The skull is a cast. (photo: Thierry Hubin - RBINS)
06/10/2016

Plateosaurus update: a 3D puzzle for experts!

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Jonas Van Boxel

Our technicians are making great progress on the preparation of our very own Plateosaurus skeleton. Since the arrival the extraordinary specimen in May, one third of the bones have been prepared for display.

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