Monthly Archives: April 2013

Europeana Fashion Conference in Florence report

The Europeana Fashion Community gathered in sunny Florence on April 17 and 18. The conference offered some thought provoking and inspiring talks and discussions, presenting both the goals and ambitions of Europeana Fashion, as well as the many challenges that lay ahead of us when it comes to the digitalization and curation of our digital […]

MoMu in Brazil – Part 3

The last day in Rio I visited the MAC Niteroi Museum designed by Oscar Niemeyer. Belgian artist Charif Benhelima was showing his Polaroids exhibition there, curated by Christophe De Jaeger from Bozar in Brussels. The museum s impressive structure and architecture worked well with the show. On arrival in São Paulo I got a technical […]

Heritage Day 2013

Heritage Day (Erfgoeddag) is an annual event that was held on Sunday April 21st and organized by FARO (the Flemish Interface Centre for Cultural Heritage). For the 13th edition visitors were able to witness numerous activities at the MoMu library: old fashion illustrations were cleaned, our MoMu-volunteer Maria sewed inventory number in 19th century clothing […]

MoMu in Brazil – part 2

In Rio I was invited by a few organizations to lecture in the beautiful arts school of Parque Lage. The building looked like the Antwerp Academy but it’s located in the jungle! Luisa Marcier, director of the Rio Fashion Museum which opens in 2014 kindly introduced me to the crowd. It was a lively evening […]

Europeana Fashion Conference in Florence

MoMu past and present meet at the Europeana Fashion Conference in Florence! Linda Loppa is the founder and former director of MoMu whose legacy is still part of MoMu today! Currently the director of Polimoda in Milan, Linda joins MoMu’s current director Kaat Debo at the conference to discuss the future of fashion museums and […]

MoMu in Brazil

The first part of my Brazilian tour of fashion conferences is now finished. The Brazilian organization Senac Ceara kindly invited me to open Dragaõ Fashion Week in Fortaleza, in the north of Brazil. It was great to speak in front of so many fashion enthusiasts who knew a lot about Antwerp fashion! Attending the local […]

Happy anniversary Bulo!

Bulo is celebrating its 50th anniversary and for this occasion the Belgian furniture manufacturer has built the O Mr. President, a limited edition piece of furniture suitable for every age and sustainable for at least 50 years. O Mr. President encourages innovation and entrepreneurship, and reminds us to play and experiment creatively! MoMu is honoured […]

Black is black

We are very happy that Katleen Derijcke, one of our guides at MoMu was featured in DS Magazine, weekend supplement of the Belgian newspaper De Standaard. Katleen was part of a series on people that always wear black. Katleen Derijcke: ‘Some time ago I combined black with dark blue. I picked this up from the […]

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The Chanel Legend at the Draiflessen Collection in Mettingen

“Fashion passes, style remains” is a famous quote by the historic fashion designer and entrepreneur Coco Chanel. With the exhibition ‘The Chanel Legend’ the Draiflessen Collection tackles the question why Coco Chanel has never yet ceased to arouse such great interest both as a person and as the brand she founded. Her biography and image […]