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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.

Schilderij Madonna omringd door serafijnen en cherubijnen van Jean Fouquet

6 things you need to know about Fouquet’s Madonna

Jean Fouquet’s Madonna is the KMSKA’s outstanding masterpiece. Hardly surprising, as it’s an exceptional work. But why is that?

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.

Ben Sledsens, Tim Van Laere Gallery, Antwerpen

Museum Muse: Ben Sledsens

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

Gwen Borms in het restauratieatelier

KMSKA Backstage: The Restoration Studio

De restauratoren restaureren in grote getale. Gewapend met penselen, pigmenten en wattenstaafjes stomen ze de werken klaar. Kijk mee!

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!

Oud en nieuw gebouw

KMSKA Backstage: The Building

We’re building not just one museum for you but two. Two in the space of one! Come and take a peek backstage!

Simulatie van een verplaatsbare bron van röntgenstraling

SMART*LIGHT

The aim of the Smart*Light research project is to develop a ‘tabletop synchrotron’, a compact and with adjustable wavelengths

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.

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?

Schilderij De intrige van James Ensor

James Ensor

The most important collection of James Ensor in the world can be found at the KMSKA. But who was the man behind the masks?