Obverse: Bust of Cluysenaar A JP CLUYSENAAR ARCHITECT THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF THE GRANDE HARMONIE OF BRUSSELS Reverse : Interior of conservatory of music. At left, STARTS ON SEPTEMBER 7, 1841 At right, FINISHED ON FEBRUARY 6, 1842. Note scattered shocks and scratches, oxidation. The typing is beautiful, beautiful volumes.
Hallmark on the edge (mark on the edge) : No hallmark. The stand is not for sale. The support is not for sale.
Early in his career he designed private residences and chateaux, later devoting himself to museums, churches and other monumental buildings, notably the cathedral at Monaco and the conservatory of music in Brussels. This medal, which was formally presented to him on July 15, 1843, commemorates the work of Cluysenaar for the conservatory of music.
Coming from a singing school established in 1813 under the Napoleonic Empire in Brussels, then from a Royal School of Music established in 1826 by William I of the Netherlands, the Royal Conservatory of Brussels officially dates from 18321. Providing university-level education in the fields of music and the spoken word, he acquired his letters of nobility through the international stature of successive directors such as François-Joseph Fétis, François-Auguste Gevaert, Edgar Tinel, Joseph Jongen or Marcel Poot. In 1966, a royal decree split the Conservatory into two autonomous linguistic entities: the Royal Conservatory of Brussels which teaches in French, and the Koninklijk Conservatorium Brussel which teaches in Dutch and English. While sharing the same buildings, the two institutions are now developing independently.
Since 2009, the French-speaking Conservatory has joined forces with the National School of Visual Arts "La Cambre" and the National Higher Institute of Performing Arts (INSAS) to form ARTes, an umbrella which brings together these three higher schools of the arts. Of the Wallonia-Brussels Federation (the French Community of Belgium), all of which have an international impact and are located in Brussels and which, together, offer access to studies in all areas. Providing university-level education in the fields of music and the spok.