Conservamus was launched by a group of music-lovers who share a concern for and commitment to Brussels musical life. The main goal of the organization is to protect the buildings of the Royal Conservatory. For the founders, thorough renovation is the only solution to the state of emergency in which the buildings find themselves today. In the longer term, Conservamus would also like to focus on the promotion and optimal use of the buildings.
The project involves not only the concert hall, but also the music library and all the buildings along the rue de la Régence, the Petit Sablon park and the rue aux Laines.
The buildings currently belong to the Belgian state and are managed by the Régie des Bâtiments. They are home to the two music conservatories (the Conservatoire Royale de Bruxelles and the Koninklijk Conservatorium Brussel, part of the Erasmushogeschool), which fall under the French and Flemish community respectively.
Conservamus functions primarily as a meeting place, discussion forum and think tank for the public authorities and other parties involved in the management of the buildings and the institutions it houses. The non-profit organization ensures that all parties involved in the ambitious renovation project speak as one.
The Conservatoire Royal de Bruxelles and the Koninklijk Conservatorium Brussel are without doubt the two most important participants in the project and Conservamus ensures that they are kept closely involved. These two institutions are responsible for organizing the artistic training that enables our young musicians to become excellent artists and both need a tool that matches their ambitions.
Through this project, Conservamus is striving to preserve for future generations both the buildings of the Royal Conservatory of Brussels and the cultural institutions and heritage housed within them.