Quality Label

In June 2011 the University of Antwerp received the quality label ‘Erkende Erfgoedbibliotheek’ (Acknowledged Heritage Library) from the Flemish government for its heritage collections kept in the Special Collections department of the University Library on the one hand and in the Library of the Ruusbroec Institute on the other hand.

Following the May 23 2008 Cultural Heritage decree the Flemish government awards this label to organizations that take exemplaryresponsibility as administrators of cultural heritage materials. These libraries practice the five basic tasks of cultural heritage management (recognition and collection, preservation and safeguarding, presentation and guiding, participation) in a balanced manner and guarantee commitment to these tasks on  management level. This recognition creates possibilities for (international) loans, the mobility of collections and the exchange of information.