Antwerp Heritage Volunteer Group


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Welcome to the website of the
Antwerp Heritage Volunteer Group.

What is the Antwerp Volunteer Heritage Group?

The volunteer group was for many years a part of ADFAS (Antwerp Decorative and Fine Arts Society) which has now been disbanded.

Of the 10 mainland Europe NADFAS groups, ADFAS in Antwerp, Belgium was the only one that had a Heritage Volunteers Group. The Group has a fabulous record in helping to restore Antwerp's cultural heritage.

The Volunteer Group is continuing its important work helping to maintain the cultural heritage of Antwerp but is no longer affiliated to NADFAS in the UK.

The working language of the group is English.

Click here to see the work carried out by the volunteers in the past.

What are Heritage Volunteers?

  • People who are willing to find time to help preserve our heritage.
  • People with commitment, discipline and enthusiasm.
  • People who have the ability to work as part of a team.
  • People who find the work stimulating and very rewarding.

Why not join? It is a learning experience of a lifetime!

No previous experience is necessary. Use our contact form if you would like more information.

More About ADFAS

ADFAS was founded in 1991 with the aim of enhancing the appreciation and enjoyment of the arts in their many forms. It was affiliated to NADFAS in the UK. Monthly lectures on the fine arts were presented by well-known experts, mainly from the UK. After 19 wonderful years, the last ADFAS lecture took place on Monday 10th May 2010. It was with great sadness and reluctance that the Society realised it was no longer financially viable to continue.

Those wishing to find out more about fine arts lectures should visit the website of NADFAS in the UK or visit the websites of BRIDFAS, in Brussels and DFAS in The Hague.

Volunteer News

Current Projects

The group is currently working on two projects:

Conserving documents relating to old tenders.

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Creating an inventory of the drawings by Frans van Kuyck.

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Volunteers' Photos

More photos of the Iconographic Collection

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