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The Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium invite you to visit the Magritte Museum and the permanent collection...

The Magritte Museum: the world's largest collection of works by the Belgian surrealist.

The permanent collection: a journey through the history of art, from Bruegel, Rubens, Jordaens and the masterpieces of the 15th to the 18th century, via Spilliaert and the atmosphere of 1900 Brussels, not forgetting a selection of modern and contemporary works; the Fin-de-Siècle Museum with Ensor, Khnopff, Spilliaert and the 1900s atmosphere of Brussels.
  • By train: Central Station • Metro: Lines 1-5 ("Parc" or "Gare Centrale" station) • Tram: Lines 92 - 94 ("Royale" stop) • Bus: Lines 27 - 38 - 71 - 95 ("Royale" stop) & Lines 29 - 63 - 65 - 66 ("Parc" or "Gare Centrale" stop) • Car parks: Albertine (Rue des Sols & Place de la Justice) - Deux Portes (Rue de Namur & Boulevard de Waterloo) - Poelaert (Place Poelaert).
  • 1,5 Parc/Park
  • 92,93 Royale

This is a unique opportunity to discover the inner workings of the Museum, and a chance to take a closer look at the specific characteristics of contemporary paper collections, with a particular focus on two of the research initiatives currently underway: BePAPER and FRIABLE. The RMFAB conserves a vast assortment of over 9,000 drawings and works of art on paper. Currently, two research projects are exploring the collection of modern works on paper by artists such as Marthe Donas, Léon Spilliaert, Felix De Boeck and Henry De Groux. BePAPER focuses on analysing the use of paper by the Belgian avant-garde, while FRIABLE investigates innovative approaches to the conservation and exhibition of drawings on a friable support. These projects illustrate the wide range of modern works on paper and their multitude of techniques, materials and purposes. The workshop will take place in two parts. First, we will explore together a selection of works of art in the Prints and Drawings Room, where we will focus on the technical specifics of preserving and researching works of art on paper in a museum context. The researchers will present a varied collection of modern drawings, prints and collages, and discuss the different methods used to study works on paper. The visit will continue with a tour of the paper conservation workshop. Here, the materials will be laid out in such a way as to allow you to get your hands dirty. Not only will you have the opportunity to explore the various artistic possibilities of paper and related media, but you will also be able to try out the different scientific methods used, such as microscopic examination and UV analysis. A question-and-answer session with participants and researchers will follow.

  • Opening times

    19/10/2023 - 28/01/2024: * monday: closed * tuesday, wednesday, thursday and friday: from 10:00 to 17:00 * saturday and sunday: from 11:00 to 18:00

  • Price

    Demandeurs d'emploi: 3,00 € - Seniors: 8,00 € - > 21 ans: 3,00 € - Jeunes: 3,00 € - < 12 ans: 0,00 € - Etudiants: 3,00 € - Normal: 10,00 € - Enfants: 0,00 € - Article 27: 1,25 €

Discover the modernist art in Ukraine between 1900 and the 1930s... The Modernist movement in Ukraine developed against a backdrop of collapsing empires, the First World War, the struggle for independence and the creation of Soviet Ukraine. Despite these profound upheavals, the first decades of the twentieth century saw bold artistic experimentations and a real flowering of art, literature and theatre in Ukraine. Highlighting a range of artistic styles and diverse cultural identities, In the Eye of the Storm features over sixty works, most of which are on loan from the National Art Museum of Ukraine (NAMU) and the Museum of Theatre, Music and Cinema of Ukraine to safeguard them during the ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine. The exhibition brings together works by artists such as Kazymyr Malevych, Alexandra Exter and El Lissitzky, as well as by lesser-known figures, including Oleksandr Bohomazov, Sarah Shor and Mykhailo Boichuk, all of whom have left an indelible mark on the country's art and culture. Organised by the Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid, Ludwig Museum, Cologne, the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, Brussels, the Belvedere Museum, Vienna and the Royal Academy of Arts, London, in partnership with the National Art Museum of Ukraine. Curators: Konstantin Akinsha (freelance art historian and curator), Katia Denysova (art historian and doctoral candidate at the Courtauld Institute of Art, London), Olena Kashuba-Volvach (Curator of 19th and early 20th-Century Art, NAMU) & Francisca Vandepitte (Senior Curator of the Modern Art collection, Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium). Free admission with a ticket for the permanent collection