Interesting articles

Portret van Max Rooses van Jan Hendrik Luyten

Max Rooses: reconstructing a scattered archive

Max Rooses is an important figure in Flemish cultural history, whose documentary legacy is being fully mapped out in 2020.

Schilderij De Wolk van Adrien-Louis Demont

9 paintings featuring clouds

What to do when you have to stay home? You can start looking at clouds? Like many painters did before you.

Zelfportret met blauw schetsboek van Léon Spilliaert, KMSKA

Relevant again: 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.

Portretfoto Johan Willems

What are we doing? Johan Willems

A museum staff member introduces himself. Glimpse what’s happening behind the scenes as we prepare for the opening of the new 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.


Homeric humour

The KMSKA collection was enriched in 2019 by the acquisition of an exceptional painting by German Expressionist Lovis Corinth (1858–1925).

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.