Belgium

Thierry Wauters

Belgium

Since the 1st October 2013, Thierry Wauters has been ap- pointed Director of the Department of Monuments and Sites (DMS) of the Brussels-Capital region. Graduated in Botanical sciences (University Libre Bruxelles), he was entrusted for 20 years the coordination of the department on natural heritage with a 5-year interruption during which he was heritage ad- viser for the secretary of State in this specialty. Thierry Wauters has participated to the restoration of numer- ous protected buildings and sites in Brussels, such as the castle Charle-Albert, the Park of Brussels, the castle of Groesselen- berg, the Bois de la Cambre, or the room Henri Leboeuf in the Palace of Fine Arts. He also coordinated 5 big campaigns of protection which have significantly influenced the heritage policy of Brussels. They are the campaign “Ancien regime”, the remarkable trees, the city-gardens, Brussels Art Nouveau, as well as the “Palais de Bruxelles”. More than 200 properties have been thus definitely protected.

 

State Heritage Authority website: http://www.patrimoine.brusssels