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Van Kuyck Plans & Maps Iconographs Shrine of 36 Saints Devotional Prints Pictures on Glass Old Postcards Glass Negatives The Amalfi Ship "Poesje" Puppets The Pharmacy

Projects Undertaken by ADFAS Volunteers

Underneath is a full list of projects in which our volunteers have been proud to participate. On the left are more details and photos of some of these projects. 

  • 21 – Drawings of Frans Van Kuyck
    The City archives had received a collection of drawings by Frans Van Kuyck. So far the separate drawings and prints of that collection have not received inventory numbers and thus the collection is undisclosed and not accessible for the public. It is our task to make an inventory of these drawings. More > >
  • 20 - Plans and maps
    (November 2010 – ongoing)
    Today the files of all public works in the City are kept in big dossiers along with the maps, blueprints and designs all folded up into A4 formats. This is not very good for conservation. With computers it is now possible to link by number all maps, plans and other documents pertaining to a tender. The maps, plans and blueprints will be packed separately in a conservation friendly way. It is an enormous project that will take us several years to complete. More > >
  • 19 - Iconographic collection, Felix Archives. (New City archives)
    (15 October 2009 - October 2010)
    Pack iconographic collections in a sustainable way, give them new inventory numbers and check the condition and description of each item. The project is done under the guidance of Werner Pottier and Joost Depuydt (collection managers at the city archives). More > >
  • 18  - Cleaning once more the Shrine of the 36 Saints, St Andrieskerk, Antwerp.
    (End of November 2008 - February 2009)
    Superficial cleaning the silver Shrine (without dismantling it) under the guidance of the Silver expert Patrick Storme). The shrine was to be exhibited at the Lamotcenter in Mechelen for the commemoration of 450 years of the Archbishopric. More > >
  • 17 - Collection of Devotional Prints, Volkskunde Museum Antwerp.
    (January 2008 - November 2008 and resumed March 2009 - September 2009)
    Pack a collection of +/- 15,000 devotional Prints in acid free envelopes, give new inventory numbers where needed and check the old ones. This project was completed under the guidance of Werner Van Hoof, curator of the Volkskunde Museum. More > >
  • 16 - Collection of pictures on glass, Volkskunde Museum in Antwerp.
    (March 2007 - December 2007)
    Pack pictures on glass in acid free boxes, check and complete their inventory and input the actualized inventory on an Excel spreadsheet. This project was completed under the guidance of Werner Van Hoof, curator of the Volkskunde Museum. More > >
  • 15 - Collection of old postcards, Volkskunde Museum Antwerp.
    (October 2006 - February 2007)
    Pack a large collection of old postcards in acid free plastic bags and, within subject classification, order them by their inventory number. This easy work was done under the guidance of Werner Van Hoof, curator of the Volkskunde Museum. More > >
  • 14 - Collection of negatives on glass, Antwerp City Archives.
    (January 2005 - June 2006)
    Under the guidance of Werner Pottier from the City Archives, who checks the complete collection (+/- 20.00 pictures on glass), the volunteers update the inventory, clean and wrap each negative on glass separately in an acid free envelope (four flap) and group them in acid free boxes. We also marked possible damage and checked the inventory. More > >
  • 13 - Silver reliquary ship of Amalfi by Jos Junes, Sint Andrieskerk Antwerp.
    (January 2004 – December 2004)
    The complete dismantling and cleaning of the silver reliquary sailing ship under the guidance of restorer Evelien van Biezen. More > >
  • 12 -  The puppets and props of the 'Poesje', Reserves Volkskunde Museum Antwerp.
    (April 2003 – December 2003)
    Controlling and updating the inventory, cleaning and measuring (before wrapping) more than one hundred puppets plus props and scenery panels, under the guidance of Elsje Janssens of "Behoud en Beheer" (Antwerpse Stedelijke Musea). More > >
  • 11 - 'Duwaerts Apotheek', Volkskunde Museum Antwerp.
    (October 2002 - March 2003)
    Cleaning of the late 18th-century (empire style) pharmacist's shop and workroom with hundreds of glass and porcelain pots, under the guidance of Elisabeth Djamdjiev, Conservator and Restorer of works of art, archaeology and ceramics. More > >
  • 10 - Gilded wooden Heilig Sacramentsaltaar, Sint Paulus.
    (January 2001 - July 2002)
    The cleaning and restoration of this 18th century altarpiece under the guidance of Conservator and Restorer Judith De Keyser.
  • 9 - The Madonna of the Schoytestraat, Kruis en Beeld.
    (February 2000 - October 2001)
    Restoration of this famous 17th century 'Street Madonna' under the guidance of Restorers An Tant and Seppe Roels.
  • 8 - The Annamite House, Etnographisch Museum Antwerp.
    (February 2000 - September 2002)
    The cleaning of the many hundreds of individual sections of a 19th century model of a house from Annam (Vietnam) , under the guidance of Françoise Thierry, Head of textiles.
  • 7 - Remounting Ukiyo-e, Etnografisch Museum Antwerp.
    (July 1999 - January 2000)
    The rebacking and remounting of a series of 19th century Japanese prints, under the guidance of Françoise Thierry, Head of textiles.
  • 6 - 3,500 pointed weapons, Etnografisch Museum Antwerp.
    (1999 - mid 2000)
    The inventorying, cleaning and re-shelving of the museum's reserve collection of pointed weapons from Africa, Oceania, Asia and Indonesia, under the guidance of Mevr. Françoise Thierry, Head of Textiles.
  • 5 - Polychrome and gilded wooden reliquary inset with glass and silver, Sint Paulus.
    (January 1997 - 1999)
    The cleaning and restoration of an early 19th century reliquary of over 200 saints under the guidance of Conservator and Restorer Judith De Keyser.
  • 4 - Silver candlesticks, Sint Pauluskerk.
    (Easter - Autumn 1996)
    The cleaning and restoration of four massive silver candlesticks flanking the altar.
  • 3 - Gilded wooden altarpiece, Sint Pauluskerk.
    (January 1996 - Easter 1996)
    The cleaning and restoration of a substantial 18th century altarpiece under the guidance of Conservator and restorer Judith De Keyser.
  • 2 - Madonna of peace and friendship, Sint Andrieskerk.
    (September 1993 - May 1995)
    The cleaning and restoration of the Madonna's antique velvet cloak under the guidance of Prof. Patrick Storme of KASKA and Mevr. Freda Sorber, Curator of the Textielmuseum Vrieselhof.
  • 1 - Shrine of the 36 Holy relics, Sint Andrieskerk.
    (September 1992 - April 1993)
    The cleaning and restoration of this famous massive silver reliquary, under the guidance of Prof. Patrick Storme of KASKA.