Liturgical Furniture and Crockery

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In the developmental stage, the liturgical furniture was very decorative, but in the 1930s, the designs were more sober and majestic. The baptismal font of the basilica is made following the design of Albert Van huffel, many years after his death. It’s a last tribute to the genius of Van huffel, who sacrificed part of his life and his career to the National Basilica of Koekelberg.

Van huffel did not leave instructions for the design of a coherent collection of liturgical crockery. The collection of the basilica was completed throughout the years with objects that were given for special occasions in the basilica or objects which arrived here by coincidence. It’s a unique collection because the items date almost exclusively from the 20th century. The most beautiful and original pieces were made in the 1930s in the workshops in Brussels from Camille Colruyt, Devroye Frères and Henri-Joseph Holemans.

A part of the liturgical crockery can be seen in the Museum of the Black Sisters.

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Worth seeing

The Black Sister Museum

Modern Religious Art Museum


Did you know:

That there are several rooms under the basilica you can use?

That there are several expositions organised in the Basilica?