|The First Art Newspaper on the Net
||Established in 1996
|| Thursday, September 20, 2018
|Belgium's King Philippe visits Jewish Museum in Brussels months after attack|
King Philippe of Belgium (R) visits the Jewish Museum of Belgium in Brussels on November 7, 2014. A shooting at the museum on May 24, 2014 left four people dead, a Jewish couple, a Frenchwoman and a Belgian man. AFP PHOTO / BELGA / LAURIE DIEFFEMBACQ.
BRUSSELS (AFP).- Belgium's King Philippe visited the Jewish Museum in Brussels on Friday in a show of support for the Jewish community and the relatives of four people killed in a gun attack there in May.
Frenchman Mehdi Nemmouche, who had spent more than a year fighting with Islamic extremists in Syria, is awaiting trial for the attack on charges of "murder in a terrorist context."
The king's hour-long visit to the museum is a "clear signal to the Jewish Museum, to the victims of the May 24 attack and their relatives, and to the Belgian Jewish community as a whole," a palace spokesman told AFP.
King Philippe released a statement the night of the shootings in which he expressed his dismay and anger over the attack against the Jewish community.
The museum's director Philippe Blondin said the "royal visit shows to what degree the king was marked by the event and encourages us to move on," according to the Belga news agency.
The monarchy holds a key position in Belgium, a country sharply divided between its French and Flemish speaking halves.
Philippe became king in July 2013 when his father Albert II stepped aside, citing ill health.
Nemmouche, who is of Algerian descent, is accused of bursting into the museum in central Brussels and shooting dead an Israeli couple, a French woman and a Belgian.
The museum opened again on September 14 under tight security.
The shooting -- the first such attack in Brussels in three decades -- raised fears of a resurgence of anti-Semitic violence in Europe and of terror attacks from foreign fighters returning from Syria.
© 1994-2014 Agence France-Presse
November 8, 2014
'Albrecht Altdorfer and the Expressivity of Art around 1500' opens at the Stadel Museum
Opera legend Enrico Caruso's love letters revealed at Christie's auction house in London
'Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich: Homage to Photographic Masters' opens at Catherine Edelman Gallery
Belgium's King Philippe visits Jewish Museum in Brussels months after attack
Exhibition of large-scale paintings by George Condo opens at Skarstedt in New York
Independent Projects features exhibitions by established, mid-career, and historically significant artists
Now scattered around the world 25 years after its fall, Berlin Wall becomes global symbol of liberty
Christie's Amsterdam announces best Post-War & Contemporary Art Sale ever
Exhibition at Blum & Poe New York presents a concise survey of Ha Chonghyun
Tatyana Franck announced as new Director of the Musée de l'Elysée in Lausanne
Exhibition of seminal works by Mario Schifano opens at Luxembourg & Dayan
Major exhibition at Manchester Art Gallery explores the impact of war on the human senses
Bonhams dominates 'Asian Art in London' with £11.2 million sale and world record
From 'Lagondas to Lowry', H&H Classics enters partnership with Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions
Arthur Millner announces results of Islamic, Indian, Himalayan and South East Asian Art Sale
Exhibition of new paintings by Nejat Sati opens at Pi Artworks Istanbul
Mathesons announces multi-estates auction on November 22
Hossein Sadid named Virginia Museum of Fine Arts's Chief Financial Officer
Lauren Bacall's Henry Moore sculptures fetch over $1.3 million at Bonhams
Southeast Asian art dealer Rossi & Rossi moves to new London gallery
Christie's to hold private selling exhibition featuring the work of artist Michele Oka Doner
Vintage color photographs by John Pfahl on view at Joseph Bellows Gallery
Erdogan's grand palace: costly folly or symbol of new Turkey?
Ashmolean to recreate William Blake's studio following discovery of previously unknown plans
Most Popular Last Seven Days
1.- New photographic book explores the provocative works of Rodin, Schiele and Picasso
2.- Spanish sculptures get kitschy colours in another botched restoration
3.- Van Gogh was murdered claims new film at Venice
4.- Raging fire tears through Rio de Janeiro's treasured National Museum
5.- Musée national Picasso-Paris opens exhibition of masterpieces by Pablo Picasso
6.- National Gallery of Art opens major exhibition of Corot's paintings of women
7.- RYAN LEE opens Indigenous Woman, a solo exhibition by Martine Gutierrez
8.- Flowers Gallery appoints new Gallery Director Jennifer Francis to lead global operations
9.- Bavarian authorities return priceless eighth century gold Sican mask to Peru
10.- Detroit Institute of Arts receives monumental Ursula von Rydingsvard sculpture
Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .
|Royalville Communications, Inc|
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.