Monthly Archives: August 2014

Birds of Paradise exhibition guestbook

As with all our exhibitions, our visitors are invited to leave their comments in a guestbook. The ideal tool for visitors to express their opinion in a short and often anonymous way. We have rounded up a selection of the best comments of our Birds of Paradise expo for you to enjoy! Selection and compilation […]

Sorry, we’re closed

The MoMu exhibition space will be closed for the public from August 25th until September 25th. We will be back starting from September 25th with the expo ‘MOMU NOW: Recent acquisitions from the MoMu Collection’. Here is some impressions from the demantling of the ‘Birds of Paradise’ exhibition!

Winners Birds of Paradise drawing contest

During this summer we received lots of entries for the Birds of Paradise children’s drawing contest. We asked them to choose your favourite bird from the templates designed by Antwerp-based designer Minju Kim and compose the color scheme of its feathers. Thanks to everyone who participated to the contest! The winners are Willem Brosens (9 […]

Ann Demeulemeester on feathers, fashion & freedom

MoMu asked the Antwerp designer Ann Demeulemeester to select a series of silhouettes for the Birds of Paradise expo that highlight her use of feathers in different ways. Feathers, and especially pigeon feathers are part of Ann Demeulemeester’s signature and her world. They stand for freedom, humbleness and poetry. Have feathers always played an important […]

Wikimania 2014 in London

Last week, MoMu was represented at the annual Wikimedia conference at The Barbican in London. Wikimedia is dedicated to making knowledge and media freely available for everyone and therefore works closely with museums, like MoMu, asking them to make their collections available online so people can see, learn and get creative with the collections. MoMu […]

Birds of Paradise closing event with Kate MccGwire

Especially for MoMu+Friends, the friends organization of our museum, we will be organizing an exclusive closing event of our Birds of Paradise. Plumes and Feathers in Fashion exhibition on Saturday 23 August. During the event, MoMu+Friends members will receive a special tour by renowned British artist Kate MccGwire whose work is on display in the […]

Frame Me at Musemnight 2014

Discover your inner Zizi Jeanmaire with these two cardboard fans from the Birds of Paradise expo during MuseumNight this Saturday at MoMu and get your picture taken with the feather fans at the FrameMe photo boot! All pictures will be posted on the MoMu Facebook page!

MoMu 10 by Michaël Smits

For the 10th anniversary of Museumnacht tomorrow, MoMu selected 10 silhouettes of designers that play a significant role in the museum collection. Antwerp photographer and artist Michaël Smits was asked to create a digital interpretation of these silhouettes, featuring silhouettes by Veronique Branquinho, Peter Pilotto, Rochas by Olivier Theyskens, Haider Ackermann, Christian Wijnants, Bernhard Willhelm, […]