Category Archives: Collection

Game Changers: The Conservation of a Balenciaga Dress

With our newest exhibition Game Changers, MoMu wanted to tell the story of how Balenciaga and the generations after have changed the feminine silhouette from waist-obsessed to free form. To portray this liberating story, MoMu acquired the most astonishing pieces from the Balenciaga archives. But not all of them were in the greatest conditions. Thankfully, our […]

Installing Traditions & Dreams. Kimono from the Kubota Collection

On Wednesday 20th April, MoMu will open its newest exhibition in the gallery of the museum: Traditions & Dreams. Kimono from the Kubota Collection! Itchiku Kubota was an innovative Japanese textile artist who was anything but traditional. His spectacular creations gave new meaning to the art of kimono. His understanding of both the Japanese and the […]

Working with the MoMu/UA Study Collection: Materials and Technology Analyses

This skirt was such a grateful object to do research on because of the story it tells about the rich culture and refined traditions in China during the Qing-Dynasty. Next to conservation treatment, a complete study was performed on the iconography of the embroidery and the materials and techniques that were used. This was done […]

Working with the MoMu/UA studycollection: Making A Replica

Blouse (ca. 1900) Inventory number: 80226 Materials and techniques: Silk; Lace A replica can have many advantages within the museum context. For example: an exact reconstruction of an object, made using the original stitches and decoration techniques, can show visitors and researchers how these techniques were applied in the past. In doing so, the original […]

Belgian Shoe Talent In The Picture: Tim Van Steenbergen

MoMu and Flanders Fashion Institute have joined forces and are putting Belgian shoe talents in the picture! With MoMu’s ‘FootPrint – The Tracks of Shoes in Fashion’ exhibition and FFI’s #ikkoopbelgisch campaign, the collaboration between MoMu and FFI was the perfect match! Each week from 17th November to 14th February, different contemporary Belgian footwear brands […]

Working with the MoMu/UA Study Collection: Conservation of Shoes

  Pumps/court-shoes (ca. 1900) Inventory number: 81074 Materials and techniques: Silk; Cotton; Linen; Leather The conservation treatment of shoes can be challenging for different reasons: shoes are small objects which hampers manipulations during conservation treatment; they consist of a diverse range of materials which are sometimes invisible and unreachable (therefore cleaning possibilities are limited); they […]

Nina Ricci through the eyes of Olivier Theyskens. History, dance and a romantic view on femininity.

The MoMu collection has more than doubled since its opening in 2002 due to donations or long term loans. Within the wide variety of new acquisitions, a returning theme caught the attention: the references to haute couture in the ready-to-wear collections. The MoMu Gallery provides a unique insight in the ready-to-wear silhouettes with a reference […]

Belgian Shoe Talent In The Picture: Kim Wille!

MoMu and Flanders Fashion Institute have joined forces and are putting Belgian shoe talents in the picture! With MoMu’s ‘FootPrint – The Tracks of Shoes in Fashion’ exhibition and FFI’s #ikkoopbelgisch campaign, the collaboration between MoMu and FFI was the perfect match! Each week from 17th November to 14th February, different contemporary Belgian footwear brands […]

MoMu Digital Wall receives Henry van de Velde Label!

Last Wednesday, the prestigious Henry van de Velde Awards were presented for the 22th time by Design Vlaanderen in Brussels. Nineteen products and services of the past year received the Henry van de Velde 2015 Label, including our very own MoMu Digital Wall. Design Vlaanderen, an organization promoting high quality and innovative designs in Flanders, has […]

Belgian Shoe Talent In The Picture: Morobe Shoes

MoMu and Flanders Fashion Institute have joined forces and are putting Belgian shoe talents in the picture! With MoMu’s ‘FootPrint – The Tracks of Shoes in Fashion’ exhibition and FFI’s #ikkoopbelgisch campaign, the collaboration between MoMu and FFI was the perfect match! Each week from 17th November to 14th February, different contemporary Belgian footwear brands […]