Thiss book is the critical catalogue of the Western tapestries preserved in the Royal Museums of Art and History in Brussels. The current collection comprises 163 tapestries from the end of the fourteenth century until 1980. The majority were woven in the Southern Netherlands as well as in France, Germany, Holland, Italy and England. The collection is considered to be one of the most important in Europe.
Guy Delmarcel (°1941) is emeritus professor in
art history at the KU Leuven and an honorary member of the Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Science and the Arts. From 1972 to 1990 he was curator of the West European tapestries at the RMAH.
Ingrid De Meûter (°1955) is a specialist in tapestry production in the Southern Netherlands. In 1999 she organised an award-winning overview exhibition in Oudenaarde and from 2000 to 2022 was responsible for the textile and tapestry collection at the RMAH. Werner Adriaenssens (°1975) is doctor in Archaeology and the Arts and since 1998 has worked at the RMAH where he is the curator of the
20th century collections. He has been a professor
at the Free University of Brussels since 2009.