• 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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  • 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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  • 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

Fernand Khnopff: 'Melisande'. Pastel and coloured pencil on paper, 330 x 330 mm

Fernand Khnopff Melisande

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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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  • Rodin comes alive at the Fin-de-Siècle Museum!

    Published on 10.05.2017

    The Fin-de-Siècle Museum and Cinéart honour Rodin, who passed away exactly 100 years ago. On the 24th of May, at the same time as the film projection of "Rodin" at the Cannes Film Festival, the Belgian premiere will take place at the heart of the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium. The VIPs will also admire the most famous works of Rodin during an exclusive visit to the Fin-de-Siècle Museum.…

  • Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium Wins 2017 Experts' Choice Award!

    Published on 06.05.2017

    The Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium areamong the recipients of the 2017 Experts' Choice Award from TripExpert. The Award recognizes the best attractions around the world based on reviews by journalists and professional travel writers. Less than 2% of all attractions worldwide receive the award

  • Magritte Museum – New audio guides for children and teenagers!

    Published on 10.01.2017

    New audio guides for children and teenagers are available at the Magritte Museum! They renew the experience of your family visit with exclusive content that plunges you into the surrealist world of Magritte. The mystery, the absurd, the unexpected are evoked with great originality.  

  • Record attendance for the 215th birthday of the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium!

    Published on 28.11.2016

    This Sunday, November 27, 2016, the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium (MRBAB), celebrated their 215 years of existence. During this festive day, 6,852 visitors rushed to the RMFAB, three times more than on a usual Sunday; a true record!

  • A masterpiece by Gauguin will be restored thanks to crowdfunding

    Published on 15.11.2016

    The crowdfunding campaign by the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium (RMFAB) for the restoration of a masterpiece by Paul Gauguin was a true success! Thanks to the public’s generosity, the goal of €22,500 was accomplished in less than three weeks and long before the deadline. A record in Belgium!

  • COLLOQUIUM : Before and after? Continuity or rupture? Belgian art around World War I (24 & 25.11.2016)

    Published on 02.09.2016

    The Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium are organising an international  scientific colloquium dedicated to the place of Belgian Art in a European context. For reasons of generational confrontation, the avant-garde and more traditional or singular positions are covered as well.

  • The Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium will celebrate their 215th birthday

    Published on 02.09.2016

    Exactly 215 years ago, on September 1st 1801, Napoleon Bonaparte signed the ‘Chaptal decree’ creating 15 departmental museums including the one in Brussels: hence the future Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium were born. From a few dozen paintings sent from Paris at the time, the collection has expanded to more than 20,000 works today, tracing the history of art from the fifteenth to the twenty-first century.

  • Public Organization of the Year 2016

    Published on 06.07.2016

    On Tuesday 28 June, after a big moment of suspense, the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium obtained a position as a finalist for the Public Organization of the Year award.…

  • 1st of May: official holiday

    Published on 29.04.2016


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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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