19 – 26 JUNE 2022



Royal Museum of Fine Arts in Antwerp. A new presentation of the collection...


By Dr. Nico Van Hout, Head of Collections Research, Royal Museum of Fine Arts in Antwerp

In 2011, the Royal Museum of Fine Arts in Antwerp closed its doors for the largest renovation project in its history. Alongside the historic rooms, that will be restored to their former grandeur, new white volumes will also be erected inside the existing building. The new structure designed around the new and historic rooms offers an interesting contrast which reveals two worlds in a single space. The Museum extends this contrast in the new presentation of its collection, to be discovered during its reopening. The Museum has opted for a dynamic and thematic layout. Dr. Nico Van Hout explains how the Museum arrived at this choice of presentation.

Talk given in: Dutch