Brussels Museums portal website
You have it in front of you! It gathers, under a unique address, almost all the museums of Brussels and allows you to have an overlook on our city's treasures. Do not hesitate to share your comments with us.
Everyday service at the museums
Brussels Museums Council provides different services to its members: numerous databases, recommendation, analysis of their strenghts and weaknesses, promotion, information letters, intranet, ...
A banner that helps detecting the museums from a distance has been installed in front of each museum.
Who is visiting Brussels Museums? Why does one visit a museum? How can we better reach the visitors? What are the expectations of the organizers of guided group tours towards the museums?
The survey tries to answer all these questions. The results help us to better adapt promotion according to the public.
The educational projects
Everyone - young, cultural tourist or visiting foreigner - wishes to find information and activities within their reach in the museums. The tourist will appreciate the explanations in English and the kids will like both instructive and entertaining visits. The BMC studies how to make the cultural heritage reachable for different groups in an agreeable and understandable way for everyone.
Since 2002, the Brussels Museums Council is participant of the European research group "European Group on Museum Statistics" (EGMUS), aiming at harmonising and comparing national museum statistics.
On the Belgian level, the research is coordinated by DWTI "Dienst voor Wetenschappelijke en Technische Informatie" (Department of Scientific and Technical Information) of the Ministery of Science. The Museums Council also contributes to this initiative, as well as the Flemish Community (FARO), the French Community and the "Publieksobservatorium" ("Public's Observatory" ). The 2004 results of the research are available in french or dutch (Rapport 2004 - Verslag 2004).
The "European Museum of the Year Award 2005" in Brussels
From May 4 to May 7 of 2005, the Brussels Museums Council organized, in collaboration with the European Museum Forum, the European Museum of the Year Award. Candidates to the Award were either new museums, or museums having gone through an important renovation. The managers of these museums came to Brussels in order to comment their achievements and to enter into dialogue with their fellow European colleagues.
The publication of a Museums Guide
BMC has co-published, with Racine and Lannoo Publishing, a Museums Guide of Brussels in French, Dutch and English. Practical, original and modern, this work is the only guide entirely checked by the curators.