When will the museum reopen?


The renovation of the museum takes time. So much has already happened on the museum construction site. But there is also a lot on the program. That is why we do not communicate an opening date for the time being.


What needs to happen before we kan reopen? Good question! We have made an overview of the phases that have been completed and the work still on the program.

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  • COMPLETED
    Demolition work and depot
  • COMPLETED
    New museum volumes
  • IN PROGRESS
    Restoration of museum
  • IN PROGRESS
    Facades and mosaics
  • IN PROGRESS
    Climate-control trial
  • IN PROGRESS
    Execution of scenography
  • NOT YET STARTED
    Execution of garden design
  • NOT YET STARTED
    Return of collection

Schoon, Schoner, Schoonst!

De museumzalen zien er geweldig uit! Ontdek het gebouw in zijn meest pure vorm.

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

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.

Het Schoonste Museum
  • Zaalzicht detail
  • Blauwe kabinetten
  • Doorkijk in het historische deel

De Schoonste Honderd

De Schoonste Honderd, dat is het testpubliek waarmee we de nieuwe museumervaring op punt willen zetten. 5.000 mensen stelden zich kandidaat. Slechts 100 haalden de eindselectie.

Ontdek er alles over

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.