Author Archives: Gabrielle De Pooter

MoMu+Friends have SWEET 18 at Kasteel d’Ursel!

This Tuesday MoMu+Friends visited the SWEET 18-exhibition now running at Kasteel d’Ursel in Antwerp. The FRIENDS, BENEFACTORS OF MOMU, enjoyed a guided tour by the curator of the MoMu-collection, Wim Mertens, who showed us the influence of the 18th century on contemporary art and design. Entering the park of kasteel d’Ursel it struck us that there couldn’t […]

MoMu+Friends meets Wouters & Hendrix

When you are a MoMu+Friend you go places! Recently, Antwerp jewellery designer Wouters & Hendrix opened the doors of their studio to welcome members of MoMu+Friends, the membership programme of MoMu. Katrin Wouters and Karen Hendrix welcomed us with some lovely drinks and took us back to the days when it all started. Did you […]

Give the gift of fashion: a MoMu+Friends membership

Give the gift of membership this holiday season! Why not give the fashion aficionados in your friends and family circle a gift that lasts all year long? Members of MoMu+Friends get free access to MoMu’s exhibitions for themselves and can even bring a second person along for free. Our upcoming Dries Van Noten. Inspirations exhibition is definitely one […]

Europeana Fashion Conference

In collaboration with MoMu – Fashion Museum Province of Antwerp, Europeana Fashion hosts its third annual conference in Antwerp on 24, 25 and 26 February 2015. The conference DIGITAL FASHION FUTURES explores the future of digital fashion initiatives, bringing together a multitude of online fashion platforms and innovative perspectives from the cultural heritage industry. The conference will […]

Fashion Illustration for everyone

For the past two-and-half years, MoMu has been working on the Europeana Fashion project. Together with more than twenty other fashion museums and private institutions, MoMu is making its collection available online via One special challenge when bringing all those collections together in one place is making them searchable and findable for everyone. After […]

A Brilliant donation

Who doesn’t love receiving gifts? At MoMu, we surely do and our most favourite gifts are new additions to our Collection. For our upcoming exhibition MoMu Now, the Belgian luxury leather goods house Delvaux donated a copy of one its most iconic bags: the Brillant! The black medium-sized Brillant from 2014 is the third Brilliant […]

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 […]

MoMu+Friends in Paris

Last Saturday, MoMu+Friends, the friends organization of our museum, took off to Paris to visit de Dries Van Noten – Inspirations exhibition at Les Arts Décoratifs. We could not have wished for a more beautiful day in Paris, both the exhibition and the city were a sight to behold. The sun had already risen when […]

Antwerp into the top 10 fashion capitals of the world!

Antwerp has made it into the top 10 fashion capitals of the world! Having moved up two places compared to 2012, Antwerp is now no. 9. So what is it about Antwerp that makes it a leading fashion city? (source: Global Language Monitor) Global Language Monitor attributes Antwerp’s top position to the success of the […]