The City of Brussels protects its buildings and its works with the aim of raising public awareness regarding preservation of the city’s historical and artistic heritage; the enhancement, promotion and restoration of which fall within its compass.
Any reproduction of a work belonging to the City of Brussels’ collections is subject to authorisation given by the curator of the Museums. This relates therefore to works in the City of Brussels Museum, the Costume and Lace Museum, the City Hall, the Bruxella 1238 archaeological site and the Coudenberg site.
Reproduction rights (which are different to royalties) are payable. A contract has to be filled in to this end and sent back to the address mentioned on the document. This must indicate, for example, the type of use that is to be made of the reproduction (commercial, scientific, informative) and the use itself (book, review or journal, exhibition, broadcast, etc).