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 We are connecting the past, present and future to positively impact society and unleashing the transformative power of art through research. 
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The Past

The Cornelius Arts Foundation was born of the desire to honour the memory of Cornelius and Yvonne van Droogenbroeck, who placed art at the centre of their lives in Belgium and France.

Also known as Mr and Mrs Nell, they were patrons and art collectors from the 1930s.

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The Present

The Cornelius Arts Foundation is an R&D charity committed to understanding and unleashing the transformative power of art.

We achieve this through research & development focused on delivering lasting and pragmatic solutions to bridge art and people.

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The Future

TCAF’s goal is to develop and maintain a irrefutable voice in national and international debates regarding the pivotal role of art.

Our voice is unique because based on rigourous factual evidence, by applying research based methodologies and leveraging technological developments.

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Unleashing the transformative power of art through R&D

Research
Focus

Education

The Impact of Art

Some studies have suggested that art strengthens individual attitudes and cognitive skills; other research proposes to see cultural education as a form of social development. 

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Innovation

The Impact of Art

Innovation is an increasingly popular topic. This is due to the current geopolitical context as well as to wider social and economic concerns, such as low or stagnating productivity and high unemployment rates.

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Wellbeing

The Impact of Art

The positive impact of art on individual wellbeing is often talked about. But how robust, tested and comprehensive is the existing knowledge?

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Sustainability

The Impact of Art

Sustainable development and in sustainability have been TCAF's focus from inception. Our aim is to replicate existing studies and develop new protocols in order to establish causality and maximise impact.

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Support us

 In order to develop and realise the full ambition of our innovative programme, we rely on the generosity of the supporters and partners who make a vital contribution to our work.