Historic building, modern core


The KMSKA’s historic 19th-century shell has been given a sleek modern core. The result? Two worlds in one building. Dream along with the design. Meet the builders. And take a peek through the lens of our site photographer.

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Het nieuwe gebouw

Don’t miss a moment of the renovation

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!

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.

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.

The site photographer

Photographer Karin Borghouts is recording every stage of the renovations. Through to the reopening. Take a peek behind the hoardings and find out how the works are progressing.

De Rubenszaal wordt in het bordeauxrood geschilderd
  • De marmere vide in de bovenzaal van het KMSKA
  • één van de nieuwe museumzalen van het KMSKA
  • historische zaal

A reconstruction

How do you go about inserting a hypermodern steel structure into classical patios? View the time-lapse sequence.

The new museum takes shape

The new museum is evolving. Browse the plans drawn up by KAAN Architects. Explore the refurbished theme galleries and modern volumes. Visit the museum garden and library.

Een tussenverdieping in het nieuwe museumvolume
  • Ontwerp Rubenszaal van het Koninklijk Museum voor Schone Kunsten Antwerpen
  • Ontwerp van één van de benedenzalen in het nieuwe museumgedeelte
  • Ontwerp van de nieuwe museumzalen van het KMSKA

The KMSKA builders

Rebuilding a museum is no small thing. It takes artistically minded people. From the client, architects and builders, to the scenographer and the designer of the museum garden. Get to know the KMSKA builders.

  • Architect
    KAAN Architecten
  • Builder
    Fund for Cultural Infrastructure
  • Coordinator
    Facility Service Agency
  • Contractor
    Artes Roegiers