• Peter Paul Rubens and workshop : “The Crowning of Mary”. Brussels, Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, inv. 162

    Musée Oldmasters Museum

    The remarkable collection of Old Master, witnessing to a rich and creative past, covers a period running from the 15th to the 18th centuries. Here you will find paintings of exceptional value by the Flemish Primitives, along with many artists from the fertile periods of the Flemish Renaissance and Baroque: Memling, Bosch, Bruegel, Rubens, Van Dyck, Jordaens and others...

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  • Panamarenko (Henri Van Herwegen) : “Thundercloud”, 1971. Brussels, Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, inv. 12151

    Musée Modern Museum

    The collection of modern and contemporary art contains works dating from the late 18th century to the present day.  At this moment, a thematic selection, entitled “The Curator's Choice” presents this rich collection from a didactic angle while maintaining a permanent rotation of the collections. You will soon find the collection in all its glory in the Vanderborght buildings, a flagship city centre location close to the Grand Place.

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  • Alphonse Mucha : “The Nature”, 1899-1900. Gillion Crowet Transfer in lieu of Payment to the Brussels-Capital Region, 2006. Collection in Trust of the RMFAB

    Musée Fin-de-Siècle Museum

    All art history fans will enthuse about this new museum that is dedicated to the 1900s, when Brussels, the capital of Europe, was a unique artistic crossroads and the capital of Art Nouveau. This sanctuary of cultural history hosts paintings, drawings, watercolours, prints, sculptures, photographs, films, models and decorative objets d'art.

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  • Musée Magritte Museum

    Discover this essential cultural centre in the heart of Brussels. The Magritte Museum presents an outstanding collection of works by Belgian Surrealist artist René Magritte (1898-1967), one of the world's most famous  artists.  The collection of over 200 works is the largest in the world. This museum, with its 2500 m2 of contemporary museography, is the international reference centre for the work of this multidisciplinary artist.

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  • Constantin Meunier : “The broken Crucible”, 1884. Brussels, Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, inv. 10000 / 171

    Musée Meunier Museum

    Unfairly overlooked by the general public, the home and studio of painter and sculptor Constantin Meunier (1831-1905) in Ixelles presents a hundred and fifty at times monumental works, and bronzes of all sizes. The creations of this artist inspired by the industrial, political and social developments of late 19th century Belgium provide a realistic view of the world of work and industry of his day.

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  • Antoine Wiertz : “The Beautiful Rosine / The Two Young Girls ”, 1847. Brussels, Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, inv. 1935

    Musée Wiertz Museum

    Immerse yourself in the particular world of painter, sculptor and writer Antoine Wiertz (1806-1865), one of Belgium's most controversial Romantic artists. This visionary had this impressive studio built in 1850 at the expense of the Belgian State. His monumental paintings, inspired by the great masters of the past such as Rubens, Michelangelo and Raphael, hang there alongside his many small sketches.

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Work in the spotlight

René Magritte: "Personal values" (1952). Oil on canvas, 77,5 x 100 cm.

René Magritte Personal Values (1952)

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The collection

The collection of the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium covers a period extending from the 15th to the 21st centuries.

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  • Museum’s got talent!

    Published on 09.01.2015

    This exhibition gathers artworks made by our colleagues working all over the museum: researchers,  guards, administrators etc. We are particularly proud of our talents that symbolize a creative echo of the grand names of our collections!

  • Bruegel: new insights on a Masterpiece

    Published on 08.12.2014

    Presentation of the publication

  • Partnership with Museomix Nord 2014!

    Published on 04.11.2014

    Museomix is the first global event of research and cultural collaborative development: a marathon of 3 days and 2 nights that aims to rethink museum life in this era of digitization.

  • Midis du cinéma

    Published on 29.10.2014

  • Rubens: unique silverware exhibited

    Published on 20.10.2014

  • Opening hours of the Museums

    Published on 18.10.2014

    From 2014 December 1st the opening hours of the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium on Saturday and Sunday will change: from 11 am till 6 pm (instead of 10 am till 5 pm)

  • Vacancies

    Published on 24.09.2014

  • Museum Life 8

    Published on 27.08.2014

    The new edition of Museum Life 8 is out!

  • A cabinet of the most delightful drawings

    Published on 10.07.2014

    An exhibition of eighteenth-century Netherlandish drawings from the collection of the Royal Museums of Fine Arts in Belgium will take place in autumn 2016. The latest edition of Codart eZine gives you already a glimpse...

  • The Magritte Museum celebrates its 5th birthday!

    Published on 05.06.2014

    In June 2009, the Musée Magritte Museum opened its doors to the public. Five years later, more than 1.5 million visitors have admired the largest collection in the world of Magritte’s works and the museum enjoys international success.

  • « Kandinsky & Russia » voted best exhibition of 2013

    Published on 09.04.2014

    The exhibition « Kandinsky & Russia », set up by the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, has just won the award for best cultural exhibition in Brussels of 2013.

  • Online guidebook Digitising Contemporary Art

    Published on 16.12.2013


The Museumshop is one of the most attractive art book stores in Brussels ... but is so much more than that.

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Supporting the Museums

Join the Friends of the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, an association of 2,500 art lovers which contributes to the development of the Museums, while responding to the cultural needs of its members.

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The EDUCATEAM's vocation is to lead people to discover and appreciate the artists of the 15th to the 21st centuries, many of whose works have inhabited the Museums' exhibition rooms for nearly 200 years ...

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