What is it about?
Léon Courtin and Marcelle Bouché lived their daily lives surrounded by the works of Belgian artists. They were particularly fond of 19th century art, but their interest was in the entire output of Belgian artists. Our public collections are full of such works, but not all of them are in good condition or have the opportunity to be appropriately exhibited, whilst others are to be found abroad or in private collections. In memory of her husband, Marcelle Courtin-Bouché wished to help preserve such works. In her will, she created the Léon Courtin-Marcelle Bouché Fund, which permits the acquisition, restoration and promotion of all works by Belgian artists, with the exception of contemporary art. To this end, the fund launches an annual call for projects, starting in mid-January.