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Zicht op een gerestaureerde museumzaal

Site photos to get you dreaming

Just before the summer break, we dispatched our site photographer Karin Borghouts for one more look at how the work is coming on.

Restauratie mozaïekvloer (detail)

Museum balcony’s mosaic floor has been beautifully restored

Following intensive treatment, the mosaic floor of the museum balcony has been restored to its former glory.

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

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!

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?

Ontwerp van de museumtuin van het KMSKA

Team van Meer! designs museum garden

Alongside the renovation of the building, we’re also remodelling the garden around the museum.

Een restaurator werkt aan de Triomf van de Schone Kunsten op het dak van het KMSKA

Restoration of Thomas Vinçotte’s ‘Triumph of the Fine Arts’ completed

Thomas Vinçotte’s sculpture group, The Triumph of the Fine Arts has returned to the museum’s roof in all its glory.

De gerestaureerde gevel van het KMSKA aan de kant van de Schilderstraat

A magnificent facade

The scaffolding has been removed from the museum’s facade. You can now see the original colour of the stone once more.