The Royal Museum of Fine Arts in Antwerp, a museum of the Government of Flanders.
On 14 May 2008, the Flemish Parliament passed the amended Heritage Decree. The purpose of this piece of legislation is to promote high-quality and sustainable care for the tangible and intangible Flemish heritage. In addition, the Government of Flanders wishes to enhance public access to that heritage. The Heritage Decree regulates subsidising for the implementation of heritage covenants and funding of publications and projects relating to the cultural heritage. It stipulates among other things that the museum institutions of the Flemish Community must meet all recognition criteria for a museum. Additionally, they are required to draw up a management plan (art. 8 §1).
The Royal Museum of Fine Arts in Antwerp is recognised as a museum by the Government of Flanders and it meets all the conditions laid down in the Heritage Decree. Moreover, the KMSKA has autonomous status as a Dienst Afzonderlijk Beheer (DAB) and it is one of the scientific institutions of the Government of Flanders.On August 1st 2014, the KMSKA services have been integrated into the Flemish policy domain of Culture, Youth, Sports and Media.