When is the museum due to reopen?

The renovation of the museum is a time-consuming project. A huge amount has already been achieved at the site, but there’s still plenty more to do. Because of that, we’re not announcing a reopening date for the time being. So what else needs to be done? Good question! We’ve put together a review of which stages are complete and which are still ongoing.

Discover the review

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.

Follow the renovation
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.

Zelfportret met blauw schetsboek van Léon Spilliaert, KMSKA

Relevant again: Léon Spilliaert’s international breakthrough

Will 2020 be the year of Léon Spilliaert’s major breakthrough? An interview with Spilliaert expert Anne Adriaens-Pannier.

Schilderij Madonna omringd door serafijnen en cherubijnen van Jean Fouquet

The Madonna meets Mad Meg

The Madonna by Fouquet, the masterpiece of the KMSKA, on view again in Antwerp.


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    The Madonna meets Mad Meg

    Museum Mayer van den Bergh Lange Gasthuisstraat 19 Antwerpen

Madonna bij de fontein, een schilderij van Jan van Eyck

Small but perfectly formed

Jan van Eyck’s Madonna at the Fountain has joined the Madonna Meets Mad Meg exhibition at Antwerp’s Mayer van den Bergh Museum since 23 June

Portret Gautier Platteau

Interview with Gautier Platteau: producer of art books

Gautier Platteau is a thoroughbred producer of art books. A conversation about stories, quality and staying true to yourself.

Zijaanzicht van de portretbuste van Maximiliaan II Emmanuel

From perruque to pinkie

Four marble busts in the KMSKA collection are receiving conservation treatment at the Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage (KIK-IRPA).

Schilderij De Wolk van Adrien-Louis Demont

9 paintings featuring clouds

What to do when you have to stay home? You can start looking at clouds? Like many painters did before you.

Portretbuset Ridder Florent Van Ertborn, burgemeester van Antwerpen door Jozef Geefs

Thanks, Florent!

No one donated as many works to the museum as Florent van Ertborn. Let's take a closer look at some outstanding paintings from his bequest.

Portret Fleur van Paassen en Karen Daghelet

What are we doing? Fleur van Paassen and Karen Daghelet

Museum staff introduce themselves. A glimpse of what’s happening behind the scenes as we prepare for the opening of the new museum.