PARCUM

PARCUM

Parcum (formerly Centre for Religious Art and Culture, CRKC) is a nonprofit organisation founded in 1997 in Belgium. Their scope of activities is divided between Flanders and Brussels regions, having more than 3 people working at the NGO.

PARCUM is the museum and expertise centre for religious art and culture in Flanders (Belgium). The museum features religious heritage collection and temporary theme exhibitions at the intersection of religion, art and culture, often based around never shown before heritage from churches, abbeys and monasteries.

Their advisors help local authorities and heritage owners of different religions to manage their religious heritage and give it a meaningful future.

PARCUM addresses issues of identity and creates new forms and contents to alleviate social tensions, for instance, by focusing on questions about interreligiousness and interculturalism, citizenship and personal development.

They have a collection  of over 1,200 paintings  and other works of art. The exceptionally rich print cabinet lists around 3,000 inventory numbers.

In the next five years the museum will focus on expanding its permanent exhibition and on appreciation and selection of their own religious heritage collection. Their advisors will start regional operations with an integral heritage approach. This is how they keep a finger on the pulse of the religious heritage that is in danger. They provide religious heritage a meaningful future through participation trajectories, feasibility studies, calamity plans, etc.

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