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Middelheim Museum: the art park and the library (by appointment) remain open, the indoor locations close for an indefinite period

The art park of the Middelheim Museum remains freely accessible, subject to compliance with the applicable measures. Our library also remains open by appointment.

To prevent the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19, we will close our indoor locations temporarily (collection pavilion, Braem pavilion, information desk & shop, museum café MIKA). All activities for +12 year olds are also canceled. Visitors who have booked a tour or registered for an activity will receive a personal message with more information. We will inform you soon about the programming and upcoming events.

We believe it is our task as a Middelheim Museum to remain as open as possible for those who now need it. We hope that the combination of art and nature can also provide mental and physical oxygen in these difficult times. But our hearts go out to the many artists, colleagues from other cultural organizations and partners who are severely affected by the new measures.

We intend to provide a safe environment for your visit, and request that you also take some measures.

Read more about the COVID-19 measures being implemented in the Middelheim Museum, tools for your smartphone and general visitor information here.
Focus presentation
Saturday 26 September 2020 - Sunday 21 February 2021 from 10:00 to 17:00
Individual visitors
Berlinde De Bruyckere shares her quest as an artist with us. Starting from preparatory sketches, photos and drawings for her Middelheim exhibition in 1995, she takes us along in her thought process.
Now that the corona crisis has paralyzed social life for the most part, many people don’t get to go to their favourite places, such as in the Middelheim Museum. That is why we bring the art park right to your home.
13th June 2020 should have seen the opening of the Congoville summer exhibition. It is a group exhibition compiled by the guest curator Sandrine Colard (BE/DRC). Together with other future projects it forms part of a broader development at the museum towards greater polyphony and inclusion.
Friday 03 July 2020 - Sunday 18 April 2021 from 10:00 to 17:00
Individual visitors
The inaugural edition of Public Figure presents a new sculpture by artist Tramaine de Senna (1981, California, lives and works in Antwerp).
On 9 June 2020, a statue of King Leopold II (1835-1909) was removed from the public space of Ekeren, Antwerp, where it had stood since 1873. Its removal was a highly charged occurrence and led to numerous questions being addressed at the museum. The below text contains the answer to some of those questions.
Saturday 29 May 2021 - Sunday 03 October 2021 from 10:00 to 17:00
Individual visitors
An exhibition about the traces of the (post) colonial history of the Middelheim site. Several African and international artists will take the visitor on a walk.
Collection pavilion
In the pavilion, you can (re)discover hidden works from the collection of the Middelheim Museum. Just over 80% of the works of art in the collection are stored in depots that are closed to visitors. Because the museum wants to offer maximum access to the collections in all their diversity, it has now transformed one such closed repository into an open display area. An initial selection of artworks has been unpacked there and put on display for the public.
Discover our highlights
A number of artworks in our wider collection are definitely considered relevant for art history. Each of them are artistic highlights in their own way, illustrating a specific movement or development in the field of sculpture.