10,000 visitors come out for Museum Night in Antwerp

The 17th edition of Museum Night in Antwerp attracted 10,000 people to the 19 participating museums and cultural institutions on Saturday. From 19.00 until 1.00, visitors could view exhibitions and participate in one-off activities.

People could make their own stamps at the Museum Mayer Van den Bergh, listen to short stories and music at the Museum Plantin-Moretus and see cartoonist KARL live at work at Museum De Reede.

At MoMu, participants had the chance to create a Man Ray-style tote bag; at DIVA, they were served a unique diamond drink; at the Red Star Line Museum, they could produce a short film; and FOMU offered the chance to take a photograph in a mid-century setting.

Music fans indulged in live jazz, brass band or folk tunes while others danced to DJ beats. There were also performances by young artists, programmed by partner organisation AmuseeVous.

The biggest turnout was at the recently reopened fine arts museum KMSKA. Bad weather did not hinder the crowds, including the bicycle tours offered by Cyclant in collaboration with Expeditie De Stad. Museum Night ended at the MAS with an after-party.

Visitors have free admission to one of the participating museums until 31 August with the Museum Night wristband.


#FlandersNewsService |© BELGA PHOTO LUC CLAESSEN

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