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Brussels Museums

Who are we?

Brussels Museums is an independent non-profit organisation that brings together over 100 museums in Brussels. Our association aims to enhance the image of Brussels' museums and to ensure their accessibility to all.

To democratize and make the city’s museums more accessible, Brussels Museums organises numerous initiatives: Museum Night Fever, Brussels Museums Nocturnes, the city pass Brussels Card, Open Museum, the portal site for all things culture and the museum map.

Brussels Museums also carries out important consultation work for its museums and is committed to open museums that truly reflect the diversity of our society.

Open Museum

To create more inclusive museums, we need to actively involve the (historically) under-represented voices – in all their differences and similarities – in all processes of decision-making.

With Open Museum, we want to raise awareness in our museums and assist them in this process. We also want to highlight the initiatives that have already been realized by our museums. Together we need to develop a structural policy around:

  • the staff employed in the museums
  • the audience engagement of the museums
  • the programming and collection presentations of the museums

This approach does not shy away from a critical analysis of the foundations on which museums are built. The diversity that makes Brussels the beautiful city it is, must be reflected in its cultural institutions. On all levels.

How we work

The General Assembly, in which each museum holds a voice, establishes every year the list of priority projects. The Administrative Committee makes sure that they are successfully completed. A permanent committee makes sure the projects are concretely achieved.

Brussels Museums is supported by the Brussels-Capital Region, the two community commissions (French and Flemish), the Flemish Community, the French Community, the City of Brussels, the National Bank of Belgium and by its members.

Board of directors

Jean-François Leconte (KANAL - Centre Pompidou)

Yamina El Atlassi (BOZAR)

Paul-Jan Cuenen (Art & History Museum)

Isabelle Debekker (Belgian Comic Strip Centre)

Vanesse Braekeveld (KBR)

Frédérique Honoré (Coudenberg)

Constanze Itzel (House of European History)

François Makanga (freelance guide)

Stéphanie Masuy (Ixelles Museum)

Arnaud Matagne (MoMuse)

Jean-Luc Petit (Brussels City Museums)

Lyse Vancampenhoudt (doctoral student UCL - MRBAB / KMSKB)

Estelle Vandeweeghe (CENTRALE for contemporary art)

Anja Van Roy (Lasso vzw)

Benjamin Vella (