Nova Belgica / Novum Belgium

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Nova Belgica / Novum Belgium

“Opgericht onder de benaming Belgian Institute for World Affairs op 1 april 1982 als sprekend personenvennootschap, Omvorming en wijziging benaming in “Novum Belgium op 1 april 1985 en bekendgemaakt via de teletextpagina’s van NOS en BRT of 24 april 1985, Belgium Day.

Beijvert zich voor de heraanschaffing van Manhattan via de Peter Minuit Foundation….”


Officially, the Belgian Institute for World Affairs ceased to exist on the occasion of the presentation of a chair of Learning (Leerstoel Van Dyck) in the Rubens-house Museum  on April 1st 1985 – to from then on be called “Novum Belgium” – officially announce through teletext on Belgium Day 24th of April… The name ‘Nova Belgica’ crops up in between, and it is uncertain to which degree this is just a fluke or yet another (short) name change…

The Novum Belgium name did not last very long – the issue of the Stock paper to buy back Manhattan is one, and there were a few articles referring to the name, but the whole operation came to a head during the summer of 1986 (Initiatief d’Amis in Vooruit Ghent) so that there was a major pause in relations – each pursuing ‘solo careers’ as it were…