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Utility boxes ‘dressed’ in the Nationalestraat

The District of Antwerp and MoMu are collaborating to ‘dress’ the utility boxes in the Nationalestraat with images of the MoMu collection.

Utility closet in Nationalestraat around the theme of lace 'dressed' by MoMu, 2013, graphic design: Paul Boudens

Utility closet in Nationalestraat around the theme of lace ‘dressed’ by MoMu, 2013, graphic design: Paul Boudens

Utility box in the Nationalestraat, 2013, Photo: Koen Frasseur

Utility box in the Nationalestraat, 2013, Photo: Koen Frasseur

Utility closet in Nationalestraat around the theme of shoes 'dressed' by MoMu, 2013, graphic

Utility closet in Nationalestraat around the theme of shoes ‘dressed’ by MoMu, 2013, graphic

The project of the utility boxes also brings the collection of the MoMu to the streets with a cross-section of the various smaller collections that are housed at the museum. Each utility box contains a QR code with additional information on the collection and the specific pieces.

Utility closet in Nationalestraat around the theme of embroidery 'dressed' by MoMu, 2013, graphic

Utility closet in Nationalestraat around the theme of embroidery ‘dressed’ by MoMu, 2013, graphic

Today, MoMu manages a collection of approximately 25,000 objects on fashion and textiles. Over the last ten years the museum collection has grown with over 7,000 items, with clothing and accessories representing the bulk. This remarkable expansion was accomplished through purchases but to a large extent also by one-off or regular donations by individuals, designers and fashion houses, as well as a few long-term loans. The utility boxes in the Nationalestraat provide only a brief glance of this extensive and varied collection which is such an inexhaustible source of inspiration for the museum’s own employees, visitors, students, researchers and designers.

Utility boxes in the Nationalestraat, 2013, Photo: Koen Frasseur

Utility boxes in the Nationalestraat, 2013, Photo: Koen Frasseur