Library & Archives

The Archives and Library of the KANAL Foundation will be a research centre specialised in all forms of 21st Century contemporary art expression.


These resources will be available to the public to encourage the (re)discovery and production of new knowledge. Closely related to the KANAL Foundation’s collections and its multidisciplinary programme, these resources will represent the Foundation’s accessible, living and critical memory.


The KANAL Foundation’s Archives (KFA) ensure the conservation and promotion of the Foundation’s archives, including the fonds historically linked to it or entrusted to its care.


The KANAL Foundation’s Library (KFL) will offer a collection of works dedicated to contemporary art that will grow along with the acquisitions, programming and research projects led within the Foundation. Particular attention will be paid to artists' books and editions produced in Belgium, which will be the subject of a specific acquisition strategy.


The library and archives will be available as soon as KANAL opens (2025).



To submit a donation proposal, please fill in the information sheet and send it by email along with, where possible, a list or inventory with as much detail as possible, to: . Only proposals submitted via the form will be accepted

  • Please indicate "Library/Archives proposal" in the subject line of your email.




To submit an exchange proposal (books and journals), contact us by email at to receive the list of publications and duplicates available for exchange.

  • Please indicate "Library exchange proposal" in the subject line of your email.

LOAN request


To submit a loan proposal for an exhibition, please complete the form and send it by email, together with a formal letter of request, to: . Only proposals submitted via the form will be accepted.

  • Please indicate "Library/archives loan request" in the subject line of your email.
  • All loan requests must be sent 9 months before the start of the exhibition.

Requests will be forwarded to the KANAL Foundation Loan Committee. After evaluation according to availability and conservation criteria, the loan will be granted or refused.






The KANAL Foundation Library welcomes recommendations for titles that meet its acquisition criteria and fall within the scope of its collections. The decision to purchase is left to the discretion of the library staff.
You can send your recommendations by email to .

  • Please include "Library recommendations" in the subject line of your email.


For all donation, exchanges and loan proposals, we do our utmost to reply within three months. We thank you for your patience.





Jennifer Beauloye, Collections, Library, Archives & Research Manager


Alison Hocq, Documentalist