NEW Belgium Museum in Town: The MAS ( Museum aan de Stroom) is a NEW Belgium Museum in Antwerp yacht harbour district. The MAS tells, in an impressive building, an innovative story about Antwerp in the world.
Old Town District
The MoMu - Modemuseum Provincie Antwerpen.
Open in the modenatie historical building since 2002 in Antwerp-fashion quarter. This is the new, trendy fashion museum housing contemporary fashion and historical collections.
The MoMu has already gained international fame for the beautiful, new way of making successful exhibitions.
The Ethnographic Museum (Etnografisch Museum) of Antwerp highlights non-European ethnic groups from Africa to Asia and Oceania to the Amerikas.
The total collection, which was started in 1864, now comprises some 33,000 objects and it is still constantly being added to. It includes items that document the daily life and arts of many African, American, and South Seas cultures.
The Rubens House Museum: Rubens lived here most of his live. This is the place where most of his paintings (around 25000) were created by him and his students. Anthony Van Dyck and Jacob Jordaens are only two of the many students that would become great masters themselves.
The Plantin-Moretus Museum: This museum hosts the oldest surviving print presses in the world together with complete sets of dies and matrices.
In 2005, the museum was the first museum in the world to be put on the UNESCO Heritage list.
Antwerp Diamond Museum is the largest diamond museum in the world. Interactive displays showcase mining and cutting processes, and polishing demonstrations take place Saturday afternoons. You can view items dating from the 16th century to the present.
South / Zuid District
The most impressive Belgium art museum is Royal Museum of Fine Arts, in Antwerp. The museum's permanent collection ( Over 7000 works) is one of the most important collection in Europe. It has unique paintings by Flemish Primitives such as Jan van Eyck and Hans Memling as well as the work of Quinten Metsijs, the founder of the Antwerp Art School.
Since recently housed in an old warehouse, the Antwerp Fotomuseum
( Provinciaal Museum voor Fotografie) is a real treat.
A wide range of national and international photographers and artists exhibit their work in the photo galleries and at exhibitions. You can also visit a detailed historical collection of equipment and the musum’s library where there are more than 35,000 titles on offer plus an extensive range of magazines and a wealth of documentation on Belgium and foreign photographs.
There is a WWII Bunker Museum in Park Den Brandt- a German general’s bunker (WWII) rearranged as a museum.
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