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

Interesting articles

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?

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The culture of giving: the KMSKA donor book

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

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Six interesting facts about St Barbara

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

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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.

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.

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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?

Ben Sledsens, Tim Van Laere Gallery, Antwerpen

Museum Muse: Ben Sledsens

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

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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!

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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.

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Agnès Sorel: trendsetting Madonna

International Women’s Day: what better moment to shine the spotlight on one of our great heroines? We’re talking about Agnès Sorel.

Schilderij De bekoring van Sint-Antonius van James Ensor

Maths genius donates James Ensor painting

Leading mathematician Henry Crapo has donated the painting The Temptation of St Anthony by James Ensor to the KMSKA.

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History

How do you assemble an art collection that embraces seven centuries? Take a walk with us in the museum’s history.