Heritage Depots in Flanders

Models Depot Luchtbal Antwerp

Today, the need for qualitative heritage depots in Flanders is urgent. Multiple Flemish cultural heritage curators are in search for an appropriate depot which preserves their objects - ranging from archaeological objects, over paintings to military uniforms - in an optimal way. As such, the Arts and Heritage Agency of the Flemish Community supports specific research projects to develop their Flemish cultural heritage decree.
Within this context, our research team was asked to develop a critical reflection on and tool for the decision process for the startup of these heritage depots, from the definition of the demand to the assignment of the project. Moreover a series of case-studies was critically analysed.

The research report is online available on:
For more information on the policy context of this report you can also contact Katrijn Van Kerchove of the department CJSM of the Flemish Community:
The researchers will present their results on a research day on depot infrastructure on 19 November 2015 in deSingel. This research is jointly organised by FARO, het Vlaams steunpunt voor cultureel erfgoed, CVAa and the Antwerp province.