About the Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp

Seven centuries of art: from Flemish Primitives to Expressionists. World-famous masters. The largest and most important collections of James Ensor and Rik Wouters. Yet the Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp is much more than even this internationally renowned collection of art. The KMSKA is the only Flemish museum with high-level scientific status. Not only are we responsible for conserving, managing and expanding our collection, we also carry out scholarly research into the works, the techniques used, colour, visual language and more besides. In doing so, we challenge received wisdom. We share our newly acquired interpretations with the public, enriching the knowledge of art lovers. The KMSKA operates according to the charter of ICOM, the International Council of Museums.

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Ensor zaal

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Correspondence

Anna Bijns building
Lange Kievitstraat 111-113 bus 100
B-2018 Antwerp
T +32 (0)3 224 95 50 

Library

Building H
Lange Kievitstraat 137
B-2018 Antwerp
T + 32 (0)3 224 95 83

Opening hours museum

The museum is currently closed for renovations.

Opening hours library

Monday to Friday

09:00 - 12:30
13:30 - 16:30

Mission

The KMSKA manages an outstanding collection of visual art from the Southern Netherlands from the 14th to the 20th centuries, supplemented by international masterpieces. Within the grandeur of an inspiring historic building, we make this art tradition accessible to a wide audience. We share our knowledge on a human scale, through stories that amaze, enrich and connect.

  • The KMSKA amazes

    We seek innovation within traditions. That’s how we amaze our visitors. We challenge them to reflect. On themselves too. This will keep our heritage up to date and relevant.

    Schilderij De Parijse sfinks van Alfred Stevens
    Alfred Stevens The Parisian Sphinx
  • The KMSKA enriches

    We enrich our visitors through our inspiring approach. It is in dialogue with them that we will grow.

    Schilderij Zelfportret van Alexandre de Latour
    Alexandre Delatour Self Portrait
  • The KMSKA connects

    We’re a meeting place. We connect people across generations and cultures.

    Schilderij De meester en zijn vrouw van de Meester van Frankfurt
    Master of Frankfurt The Painter and his Wife
Schilderij De Parijse sfinks van Alfred Stevens
The Parisian Sphinx Alfred Stevens
Schilderij Zelfportret van Alexandre de Latour
Self Portrait Alexandre Delatour
Schilderij De meester en zijn vrouw van de Meester van Frankfurt
The Painter and his Wife Master of Frankfurt

History

How do you assemble an art collection that embraces seven centuries? And how did the Royal Museum of Fine Arts in Antwerp (KMSKA), come to be founded? Take a walk with us in the museum’s history, from one milestone to another.

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The team

The team is working on the concrete elaboration of the new museum story. From researchers to public workers, from conservators to the museum library staff. Meet the museum staff and discover how they are building the new museum.

  • Board
    Board of Directors
  • Board
    Executive Committee
  • Department
    Collections
  • Department
    Exhibitions
  • Department
    Business Management
  • Department
    Marketing & Development