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18-03-2017 | La Monnaie: Family visit to the workshops

Have you always wanted to know how opera sets and opera costumes are made... and the shoes, hats and props? We gladly give you a guided tour of our magical workshops.On Sunday 20 March, La Monnaie organises a guided tour!

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14-03-2017 | 10th edition of Museum Night Fever absolute hit!

MNF17 goes down as one of the most successful editions so far. This way, we’d like to thank the enthusiastic volunteers, visitors and museums for the swirling atmosphere they created all together.

The 11th of March turned out to be the very first sunny Saturday of the year, which probably made a lot of people feel slightly more tempted to discover Brussels and its museums. Obviously, the bigger museums such as Bozar and BELvue attracted the largest number of visitors. However, also the Ixelles Museum welcomed over a dazzling 4.000 visitors.

Around 7 pm a few firebreathers and the one and only Brussels’ orchestra La Clinik du Dr. Poembak ignited the fire on Place Royal, which meant the start of an unforgettable night. Thus, the signal was given to some thousand young artists to conquer the entire city center of Brussels.

For the 3 new participating members the Brussels’ night of the museums brought a lot of joy as well. Visitors had to show some patience to enter the Boghossian Foundation and to admire the performances and adjustments done by Destelheide and the Koekelbergse Alliantie van Knutselaars. The FTRSND collective added an experimental, hypnotic soundtrack to the expoistion of Dutch master of graffiti DELTA, while Opera Capture Club paid tribute to the history of Belgian dance and performance at ARGOS.

With 16,500 visitors around 10:30 pm Museum Night Fever was completely sold out. The festive evening was concluded at Bloody Louis, where MacSwell hosted a fine line-up of dj’s, including Nico Morano and Faisal. Through video mapping and live painting the spirit of the event lived on until the wee small hours of the night.

Icing on the cake this 10th anniversary edition was the visit by His Majesty the King. Our king, accompanied by Princess Eleonore and princes Emmanuel and Gabriel, visited Train World, where the royals admired the acrobatic stunts of Circolito.

The MNF17 wristband allows one free visit to one of the participating museums. An overview of the 20 participating museums can be found on the official website of Museum Night Fever

Enjoy your extra visit, we already started thinking about next year…

07-03-2017 | "100 masters" on the final short list for the visit.Brussels Awards

The project shouldn’t need much more of an introduction, but we just can’t seem to shut up about it… The awareness campaign promoted the often overlooked treasures from the permanent collections of 41 Brussels’ museums. For 100 days, every day another absolute masterpiece, from Jacques-Louis David to the Iguanodons from Bernissart, was highlighted.


While the collection was fully covered in a catalogue, the campaign received a nomination for the visit.Brussels Awards. Thanks to the public vote – which means you – we made it to the final 3. From here on, a jury of experts takes over and will elect the winning project. On the 30th of March the winners will be announced, a ceremony we’re already looking forward to!

 

More information about the other nominees and categories over HERE.

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