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Exhibition room from KMSKA, with dark green pillars and central benches, on cover of 'KMSKA – The Finest Museum', by Hannibal Books.

KMSKA – The Finest Museum

By (author) Patrick De Rynck


  • Unique glimpse behind the scenes of the KMSKA in Antwerp: an 11-year renovation project presented in words and pictures
Full Description

The Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp (KMSKA) has undergone an 11-year renovation period resulting in a total makeover. The museum as it stands today is in all respects new: there is an entirely new museum volume, the monumental museum building has been restored to its historic magnificence, the exterior has been conserved and the garden newly landscaped.

KMSKA – The Finest Museum showcases this enormous renovation and also highlights a second innovation of equally massive scale: the entire operation of the museum has been brought up to date. In this book you can find the answers to questions such as, how did the collection reach its current incarnation? And, how does the KMSKA make its decisions about what to display? How do you appeal to as diverse an audience as possible? How does the museum present itself to the world? What expectations are museums faced with in our 21st century?

Discover the vibrant history of this modern and perpetually evolving museum. With images by photographer Karin Borghouts.

This publication is issued on the occasion of the reopening of the KMSKA in September 2022.

Hannibal Books
10th Jan 2023
USA & Canada
9.65 in x 12.4 in
256 Pages
204 color, 6 b&w
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