Tag Archives: Birds of Paradise

Birds of Paradise at The Bowes museum

It’s really nice to see an exhibition you curated traveling to a completely different setting and getting a new life after it finishes at MoMu. Yesterday we opened the Birds of Paradise: plumes and feathers in fashion exhibition at the Bowes Museum in Barnard Castle, North England, a magnificent castle previously inhabited by John & […]

Transporting Birds of Paradise

Check this out! Largest clothing bag in the world to transport the iconic ‘femme oiseau’ dress by Thierry Mugler to the Birds of Paradise expo at the Bowes Museum in UK in October.

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 […]

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 […]

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!

Maison Lemarié and the art of the plumassier

Dating back to the 17th and 18th century the craft of processing feathers in Paris was limited to the feather workers or plumassiers who had their own Guild. An apprentice had to work in the business for six years and produce a masterpiece before he could become a master. The plumassier was considered to be […]

Museumnight 2014 at MoMu

On Saturday August 2nd, Museumnacht returns to Antwerp for its 10th edition. A successful decade of Museumnacht certainly asks for a celebration: for the occasion, the 17 participating museums add a festive element to their programme, and invite you to join in on this night of celebration! Between 19h00 and 01h00, the museums in Antwerp […]

Yves Saint Laurent and feathers

The exhibition Birds of Paradise concludes with a group of silhouettes created by one of the most important designers of the 20th century: Yves Saint Laurent. The way Saint Laurent used feathers marked a new era in the 1960s. Moreover, the silhouettes demonstrate that he continued to use feathers until his career ended in the […]