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KMSKA on the road


KMSKA regularly lends its holdings for exhibitions at home and abroad. Discover where you can admire our travelling collections.

The Surprised Masks: James Ensor

Kunstmuseum Basel
16 February 2014 – 25 May 2014

This exhibition at Kunstmuseum Basel features a selection of works by James Ensor from the Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp and swiss collections. In the video below curator Nina Zimmer introduces the major themes of the exhibition.

La obra invitada: Virgen de la leche con el Niño y ángeles

Museo Nacional del Prado
12 February 2014 – 25 May 2014

The Museo del Prado is exhibiting The Virgin and Child with Angels by Jean Fouquet, on display for the first time in Spain. It can be seen until 25 May in Room 25. In the video below Prado curator Pilar Silva welcomes the painting to the museum.

War and trauma

War and Trauma

Dr Guislain Museum, Ghent
01 November 2013 – 30 June 2014

On the eve of the major commemorations of World War I, the exhibition War and trauma clarifies that the focus, also a hundred years on, should be on the fate of the people. The Dr Guislain Museum in Ghent zooms in on several conflicts during the 20th century, but with an emphasis on a specific medical branch, psychiatry. The Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp has given some of Rik Wouter’s works on loan for this exhibition. 

Abraham Mignon in Rome

Belgian Embassy, Rome
Long term loan

The painting Flowers in a vase by Dutch artist Abraham Mignon has travelled from Antwerp to Rome where it will be displayed in the Belgian embassy as a long term loan.

Anonymous in Amsterdam

Amsterdam Museum, Amsterdam,
Long term loan

In 1599 an anonymous painter made a family portrait of the Amsterdam merchant Thomas Gerritszn Doesburch, his wife Claesje Hendricksdr Roeclaes and their children. He did this in a period in which the core family (father, mother and children) became a basic principle in western society. This portrait from the collection of the Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp has travelled to the Amsterdam Museum where it will be on display during the renovation of the KMSKA.

Rembrandt in Amsterdam

Rembrandthuis, Amsterdam
Long term loan

In 2009 the Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp invited the renowned Rembrandt expert Ernst van de Wetering to study the Portrait of the Preacher Eleazar Swalmius as the painting had recently been restored. Van de Wetering concluded that the portrait was made by the Dutch master Rembrandt. During the renovation of the museum you will be able to see it at the Rembrandthuis in Amsterdam.

Van Dyck in the US

Worcester Art Museum
Long term loan

The painting Portrait of a Man by Antoon Van Dyckhas travelled to the Worcester Art Museum in the state of Massachusetts where it will be restored by the museum's restoration team. 


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