Witte trap in de inkomhal van het museum

KMSKA Backstage

As you know, we’ve been closed for a while. We needed time for restoration and renovation. We’re hard at work right now building a museum with a heart full of surprises. Curious? We’ve made three short videos to give you a peek backstage.

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Temporarily closed, fully active

It’s not possible to visit the collection for the time being. In the meantime, we’re working hard on a new museum. Our masters aren’t sitting still either. Visit them near you, or travel with them. All over the world.

Follow the renovation
Frame video backstage van KMSKA conservator Nico Van Hout

KMSKA Backstage: The Collection

The curators are working hard on the new presentation of the collection. A collection of world stature. Come and take a peek backstage!

Schilderij Heilige familie met de papegaai van Peter Paul Rubens

Five special Rubens restorations

The restoration workshop has been hard at work. Several exceptional works by Peter Paul Rubens are restored in recent years. An overview.

Schilderij Het schilderend geraamte van James Ensor

Dreams of Mother-of-Pearl

The KMSKA has the world’s largest Ensor collection. The exhibition 'Dreams of Mother-of-Pearl' gives a wonderful overview of his oeuvre.


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    Jun 2018
    Dreams of Mother-of-Pearl

    Mu.ZEE in Ostend

  • 05
    Oct 2019
    The Madonna meets Mad Meg

    Museum Mayer van den Bergh in Antwerp

Schilderij Jacopo Pesaro, bisschop van Paphos, door paus Alexander VI Borgia voorgesteld aan de heilige Petrus van Titiaan

Five artful city trips

Wanderlust? Our works of art have itchy feet too. Take a city trip and admire them right now! Five destinations, five masterpieces.

Ontwerp van de museumtuin van het KMSKA

Team van Meer! designs museum garden

Alongside the renovation of the building, we’re also remodelling the garden around the museum.

Schilderij De bespotting van Simson van Jan Steen

Mauritshuis rediscovers painting by Jan Steen

Experts from the Mauritshuis have concluded that The painting The Mocking of Sampson from our collection is a genuine Jan Steen.

Detail van een gevelsculptuur

Focus on the facades

The museum facades are decorated with impressive 19th-century sculptures. How and when were these statues installed?

Madonna van Fouquet onder een onderzoeksscanner

Research at the Getty Museum into Madonna Surrounded by Seraphim and Cherubim

An in-depth examination of Jean Fouquet’s Madonna Surrounded by Seraphim and Cherubim was carried out at the J. Paul Getty Museum in L.A.

Archeologisch onderzoek in de museumtuin

Archaeological research Duke of Alva’s fortress

Archaeological research in the museum garden revealed the precise location of the Duke of Alva’s fortress.