Library

MoMu Library Back to Regular hour openings!

 

 

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While we are bidding the summer farewell, MoMu library happily welcomes its visitors with open arms. Making an appointment is no longer needed. From September 1st, MoMu Library will be back to its regular hour openings:

- Wednesday: 10am – 12pm and 1pm – 4.45pm (exception 2September, open from 1pm)

- Thursday: 1pm – 4.45pm & 6pm – 8pm

- Friday: 1pm – 4.45pm

- Saturday: 10am – 1pm (1st and 3rd Saturday of the month)

Exhibition

MoMu presents FootPrint. The Tracks of Shoes in Fashion

Jurgi Persoons, S/S 1997, heel-only shoe in wood and patent leather. The heel is a reproduction of a 1950s sandal. Photo: MoMu/ Frédéric Uyttenhove, Graphical Design: Jelle Jespers

Jurgi Persoons, S/S 1997, heel-only shoe in wood and patent leather. The heel is a reproduction of a 1950s sandal. Photo: MoMu/ Frédéric Uyttenhove, Graphical Design: Jelle Jespers

From September 3rd MoMu presents the exhibition ‘Footprint. The Tracks of Shoes in Fashion’, telling the story of inspirational and groundbreaking fashion shoes of the twentieth and twentyfirst centuries. The exhibition shines a light on those fashion and shoe designers who left their footprint on the world of shoes by means of the exquisite and innovative designs they created. Their craft and art came together in architectural shapes, leaving a footprint on the fashion images of their time. The exhibition will include insights into the evolution and design of the shoes on display from the individual designers and creators, many of whom have influenced footwear for decades.

Maison Martin Margiela, S/S 1996, leather 'tabi'shoes with round heel. The shoe only consist of sole, heal wrapped with tape around leg. Photo: MoMu/ Frédéric Uyttenhove

Maison Martin Margiela, S/S 1996, leather ‘tabi’shoes with round heel. The shoe only consist of sole, heal wrapped with tape around leg. Photo: MoMu/ Frédéric Uyttenhove

The exhibition is based on the long-term loan to MoMu from shoe collectors Geert Bruloot and Eddy Michiels, and will include early and iconic work by Prada, Martin Margiela, Dirk Bikkembergs, Dries Van Noten, Tokio Kumagaï, Ann Demeulemeester, Raf Simons, Roger Vivier, Vivienne Westwood, Salvatore Ferragamo, Patrick Cox, Jean Paul Gaultier, Manolo Blahnik, Balenciaga, Azzedine Alaïa and many more!

Tokio Kumagaï, ca. 1989, 'Eye', leather sandal with eye motive, hair from paint brush at the tip of the shoe. Photo: MoMu/Frédéric Uyttenhove

Tokio Kumagaï, ca. 1989, ‘Eye’, leather sandal with eye motive, hair from paint brush at the tip of the shoe. Photo: MoMu/Frédéric Uyttenhove

The MoMu shoe collection will be on show, together with unique shoes from designers’ archives, private and museum collections from all over the world.

Azzedine Alaïa, S/S 2007, leather sandel with wedge in wood and patent metal, rubber sole. Photo: MoMu/ Frédéric Uyttenhove

Azzedine Alaïa, S/S 2007, leather sandel with wedge in wood and patent metal, rubber sole. Photo: MoMu/ Frédéric Uyttenhove

A book by the title ‘FootPrint – The tracks of shoes in fashion’, published by Lannoo, will accompany the exhibition. The book will contain over 30 interviews by Geert Bruloot with the world-renowned shoe and fashion designers responsible for some of the landmark shoe designs of the past 40 years. Accompanied by new images of Bruloot and Michiels’s shoe collection by photographer Frederic Uyttenhove, and images from the designers’ archives, it promises to be a true feast for shoe enthusiasts and fashion lovers alike. FootPrint features contributions from writer and editor Hettie Judah.

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Dries Van Noten Midsummer Night opening 18th & 19th July

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On the occasion of the last weekend of the Inspirations exhibition, MoMu and Dries Van Noten invite you during the Midsummer Night Opening Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th July from 10am until midnight, with an installation by the Argentinian artist Alexandra Kehayoglou, cocktails by The Cocktail Cab, music and free guided tours at 8pm and 10pm.

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Body meets dress, dress meets body

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MoMu just acquired this dress from the iconic ‘Body meets dress, dress meets body’ collection of Comme des Garçons spring summer 1997 at the Sotheby’s auction of Didier Ludot this Wednesday.

We are happy to add this ‘Lumps and bumps’ dress in which Rei Kawakubo proposed radical new body shapes with padding and cushions which distort the idealized female silhouette.

The dress is fragile and will be conserved by MoMu so future generations can enjoy this important work by one of the greatest voices in contemporary fashion!

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NEED TO COOL DOWN? VISIT MOMU!

Photo: John Short, image courtesy Wallpaper.com

Photo: John Short, image courtesy Wallpaper.com

Take a break from the excruciating hot weather and visit the climatised ‘Dries Van Noten. Inspirations’ exhibition, where it is always 21 degrees celsius! Also how about trying Dries’ favourite recipe for lemonade, find the recipe for Van Noten’s fresh summer rosenade on Wallpaper.com? Refreshment guaranteed!

Library

Summer schedule MoMu Library

Cover image Le Livre de la Mode à Paris, Nr. 4, 1919, MoMu Library Collection

Cover image Le Livre de la Mode à Paris, Nr. 4, 1919, MoMu Library Collection

During the summer holidays in July and August the MoMu Library will be open by appointment only. Please contact us by mail info@momu.be or call +32 3 470 27 79 to make an appointment!

 

 

 

Event

WIN TICKETS – DIOR AND I &you!

WIN WIN WIN – We are giving away 5 duo tickets for the premiere of DIOR AND I on 23rd June at Bozar! Like and share the photo on the MoMu Facebook profile to enter the contest! Winners will be chosen at random on 22 June and will be contacted by us!

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Dior and I, a fashion documentary, gives you a sneak peek behind the scenes of the Christian Dior fashion house with Belgian designer Raf Simons as creative director. As a viewer you get to witness the process from design to fashion show and the dedication necessary to reach perfection.

Get a little preview here!

Workshop

New tour for our OKAN-audience

In February, MoMu started testing a new project for our OKAN-audience. OKAN is a class for newcomers in Belgium who are learning the Dutch language and culture. That is why our intern Jonas created the “MoMundoos” to introduce them to the world of Belgian fashion. The purpose of this interactive tour is to give the students the chance to get more comfortable using the language in everyday life and a cultural environment.

MoMu Intern Jonas - “Most students really love the clothes that are displayed and are very enthusiastic. One of the students for example said that one of the ethnic costumes reminded him of his homeland Cameroon. He told the group that the colors used in the costume are specific for each tribe.”

The tour consists of a visit to the exposition (currently Dries Van Noten. Inspirations) and the gallery with ethnical costumes. The students also learn how to embroider in an accustomed workshop. Up until now the project has been a great success according to intern Jonas, who guides the tours. MoMu hopes to continue this project in the future to give every visitor the chance to enjoy our collection.

Intern Jonas guides OKAN trough Dries Van Noten. Inspirations ©MoMu

Intern Jonas guides OKAN trough Dries Van Noten. Inspirations ©MoMu

Exhibition

New exhibition at MoMu: Marie-Sophie Beinke

If you haven’t visited the Dries Van Noten-exhibition yet, there is now an extra reason to come to MoMu before te summer! In our gallery you can currently see the graduation collection Der Klub der wilden Maler of master student Marie-Sophie Beinke. Until July 19th you can visit the expo of this young talent for free at MoMu!

Behind the scenes at SHOW2015:

Marie-Sophie Beinke backstage - Photo/Foto: Boy Kortekaas

Marie-Sophie Beinke backstage – Photo/Foto: Boy Kortekaas

Marie-Sophie Beinke backstage - Photo/Foto: Boy Kortekaas

Marie-Sophie Beinke backstage – Photo/Foto: Boy Kortekaas

Marie-Sophie Beinke at the MoMu-gallery:

Marie-Sophie Beinke - Photo/Foto: Monica Ho

Marie-Sophie Beinke – Photo/Foto: Monica Ho

Click here for more information about our current & future exhibitions or to plan your visit to MoMu!

Event

MoMu+Friends have SWEET 18 at Kasteel d’Ursel!

This Tuesday MoMu+Friends visited the SWEET 18-exhibition now running at Kasteel d’Ursel in Antwerp. The FRIENDS, BENEFACTORS OF MOMU, enjoyed a guided tour by the curator of the MoMu-collection, Wim Mertens, who showed us the influence of the 18th century on contemporary art and design.

Wim Mertens and MoMu+Friends at Kasteel d'Ursel

Wim Mertens and MoMu+Friends at Kasteel d’Ursel

Entering the park of kasteel d’Ursel it struck us that there couldn’t be a better place for the SWEET 18-exhebition! The surroundings of the castle contributed to the nostalgic atmosphere and contrasted the contemporary artworks. During the tour, Wim gave us an insight on how the 18th century, especially the period’s most iconic figure Marie Antoinette, subtly returns in pieces by e.g. Walter Van Beirendonck, Raf Simons and Nicolas Ghesquière for Balenciaga.

Raf Simons - Sweet 18-exposition

Raf Simons – Sweet 18-exposition

At the end of the visit we had an afternoon tea in one of the rooms of the former summer residence of d’Ursel family. The scones and macaroons with a cup of tea were the best way to end the day à la facon de Marie Antoinette.

Want to join us at our next event? Become a MoMu+Friend for only €50 and enjoy the following benefits:

  • Exceptional activities, workshops and events organised by MoMu
  • One year unlimited access to the MoMu expositions (for 2 people)
  • 10 % discount on workshops, seminars and activities by MoMu

Visit the SWEET 18-exposition until the 5th of July, more information here.