Saint Guy’s Hats


15/09/2018 - 16/09/2018

Saint Guy’s Hats

One of Saint Guy’s best known attributes was his pilgrim’s hat. According to legend, Guy spent seven years on a pilgrimage in Rome and the Holy Land before returning to die in Anderlecht. The collegiate church’s treasury contains a silver hat dating from the early 19th century and intended to cover the statue of the saint, which was used as a model to create an exact replica using a 3D printer. By decorating Saint Guy’s hat, participants will learn how to recognise the different ancient techniques of polychromy (paint and gilding) that are taught to future restorers. Their creations will then be exhibited in the church. This workshop is led by Sandy Van Wissen (a teacher of polychromy and a restorer specialising in the conservation of polychrome statues).

A partnership between the Church Fabrique (the council responsible for the collection and administration of funds required to build and maintain church properties) of the Collegiate Church of Saints Peter and Guy, the Academie voor Beeldende Kunsten, Klare Lijn and the Anderlecht municipal administration (Monuments and Sites Department).

Practical information

    • The Academie voor Beeldende Kunsten (Peereboomzaal)
    • Place de la Vaillance/Dapperheidsplein 17
    • 1070 Brussels
    • Sat. at 10h00 and 14h00 and Sun. at 14h00 (French/Dutch) (duration: 2 hours)
      Please note that bookings are preferred. Call 02/526.83.51 (from Monday to Friday, 09h00 to 12h00 and 12h30 to 15h00) or e-mail Up to 10 people per workshop.
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