Schilderij De intrige van James Ensor

KMSKA Backstage


Rubens, Van Eyck, Fouquet, Ensor, Magritte and other great names besides. That’s the KMSKA collection. Their art is travelling the world right now or waiting patiently in storage. Because we’re renovating our museum. In the meantime, our curators have been working hard on the new presentation of the collection. Come and take a peek backstage!

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Temporarily closed, fully active

It’s not possible to visit the collection for the time being. In the meantime, we’re working hard on a new museum. Our masters aren’t sitting still either. Visit them near you, or travel with them. All over the world.

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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!

Schilderij Madonna omringd door serafijnen en cherubijnen van Jean Fouquet

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?

Schilderij Madonna omringd door serafijnen en cherubijnen van Jean Fouquet

The Madonna meets Mad Meg

The Madonna of Fouquet is back from Los Angeles. Starting from 5 October you can admire her at Museum Mayer van den Bergh in Antwerp.

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    Dreams of Mother-of-Pearl
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    Mu.ZEE in Ostend

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    The Madonna meets Mad Meg
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    Museum Mayer van den Bergh in Antwerp

Gwen Borms in het restauratieatelier

KMSKA Backstage: The Restoration Studio

De restauratoren restaureren in grote getale. Gewapend met penselen, pigmenten en wattenstaafjes stomen ze de werken klaar. Kijk mee!

Schilderij Jacopo Pesaro, bisschop van Paphos, door paus Alexander VI Borgia voorgesteld aan de heilige Petrus van Titiaan

Five artful city trips

Wanderlust? Our works of art have itchy feet too. Take a city trip and admire them right now! Five destinations, five masterpieces.

Ben Sledsens, Tim Van Laere Gallery, Antwerpen

Museum Muse: Ben Sledsens

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

Schilderij De man in de stoel van Henri De Braekeleer

Henri De Braekeleer, modernist painter

The Musée Rops in Namur is presenting a survey of work by Henri De Braekeleer – the forgotten painter of scenes from Old Antwerp.

Madonna van Fouquet onder een onderzoeksscanner

Research at the Getty Museum into Madonna Surrounded by Seraphim and Cherubim

An in-depth examination of Jean Fouquet’s Madonna Surrounded by Seraphim and Cherubim was carried out at the J. Paul Getty Museum in L.A.

Schilderij Heilige familie met de papegaai van Peter Paul Rubens

Five special Rubens restorations

The restoration workshop has been hard at work. Several exceptional works by Peter Paul Rubens are restored in recent years. An overview.