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Stay amazed. About the reconstruction, the new acquisitions and insights, events,... In short, an artful collection of news and updates.

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Zelfportret met blauw schetsboek van Léon Spilliaert, KMSKA

Léon Spilliaert’s international breakthrough

Will 2020 be the year of Léon Spilliaert’s major breakthrough? An interview with Spilliaert expert Anne Adriaens-Pannier.

Portret Fleur van Paassen en Karen Daghelet

What are we doing? Fleur van Paassen and Karen Daghelet

Museum staff introduce themselves. A glimpse of what’s happening behind the scenes as we prepare for the opening of the new museum.

Portret van kunstenaar Sofie Muller, foto: Anneke d'Hollander

Museum Muse: Sofie Muller

Which works of art from the KMSKA collection inspire artists today? And why?


The culture of giving: the KMSKA donor book

We have just published our richly illustrated donor book. A conversation with the authors.


Six interesting facts about St Barbara

We reveal six little known facts about Saint Barbara of Nicomedia by Jan van Eyck.

Inname van een vreemde stad, James Ensor

New acquisition: etching by Ensor

New to the collection: Capture of a Strange Town, an etching by James Ensor. With thanks to a friend of the museum.


Eight remarkable restorations supported by the National Lottery

Since 2016 the museum can count on the support of the National Lottery for the restorations of the artworks.

Schilderij Madonna omringd door serafijnen en cherubijnen van Jean Fouquet

What we wish you in 2020...

We joyfully open the door for the new year. Because it gives us no less than 366 days to work hard on the new museum.

Zelfportret Karin Borghouts

Photography with a painter’s eye

Karin Borghouts has been photographing the renovation of the KMSKA since 2011. She also spent two years retracing Vincent van Gogh’s footste

Portret Robin Verheyen

Robin Verheyen: ‘I paint with timbre.’

A conversation with Artist in Residence Robin Verheyen on the composition he made inspired by Fouquet's Madonna.

Detail van het schilderij Madonna omringd door serafijnen en cherubijnen van Jean Fouquet

Results of the Getty’s examination of our Madonna

A team of researchers, art historians and conservators examined the masterpiece from the KMSKA at The Getty in Los Angeles.

Schilderij De man in de stoel van Henri De Braekeleer

Henri De Braekeleer, modernist painter

The Musée Rops in Namur is presenting a survey of work by Henri De Braekeleer – the forgotten painter of scenes from Old Antwerp.