This website received the AnySurfer label, a quality mark for accessible websites in Belgium.

For more information, please visit

KMSKA on the road


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

Rubens and His Legacy. Van Dyck to Cézanne

The Royal Academy of Arts, London
24 January 2015 – 10 April 2015

The exhibition Rubens and His Legacy by KMSKA’s curator Nico Van Hout has travelled from Brussels to Londen. Peter Paul Rubens is without doubt one of the most influential Masters that Flanders has ever seen. His work has inspired innumerable artists, including Rembrandt, Murillo, Delacroix, Renoir and Kokoschka. References to Rubens can even be found in the oeuvre of Pablo Picasso. Today, Rubens is known mostly as an artist who worked in the service of the Catholic Church and absolutist monarchs. Yet, there is also a less formal side to his oeuvre: Rubens was equally a painter of family portraits, landscapes and bucolic scenes, peasant dances and love gardens. This is the poetic Rubens who prepared the way for Rococo, Romanticism and even Impressionism. 

In this film KMSKA-curator Van Hout introduces the exhibition to the British audience.

Nico Van Hout introduces 'Rubens and His Legacy' from Royal Academy of Arts on Vimeo.

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. 


Museum offices

Lange Kievitstraat 111-113 bus 100, B-2018 Antwerpen

T +32 (0)3 224 95 50