Inside new MAS Antwerp

Masterpieces in the MAS, a temporary exhibition comprise of works selected over five centuries in Antwerp and many are on loan from other galleries and collections.

We also visited the museum rooms to view the variety of its permanent collections.

Some of the collection is stored in drawers to save space and to preserve them from constant light, although illuminated when you open the drawers.

Place in the gallery to rest and play snakes and ladders.

Love the red rocking chairs in one of many study areas at the end of each gallery.

This floor features unclad gallery walls

An intriguing painting on loan from Reubens museum

This work reminds me of one in the new MONA museum in Tasmania, now have to look it up to check

A beautiful way to display these works, glass boxes individually lit with a row of miniature lights on base

Small screens on the glass with video

The anthropology collections are up to date with videos of how the clothes are worn and the rituals performed in them

Anything executed in gold lasts the distance

The old and the new

Yes they are teddies

Circular galleries on this floor

If you were time poor in Antwerp this is the place to go.

One of the galleries you enter is actually a store room that takes you inside the way the works are catalogued and stored for future exhibitions. Even the staff desks are visible and it gives an insight to behind the scenes.

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  1. #1 by malcolmenright on May 27, 2011 - 8:58 am

    have you found a decent coffee yet Roz & John?

    • #2 by tastetravel on May 28, 2011 - 3:58 am

      Yes Berliners can do it, but found many more distractions.

  2. #3 by Celia on May 28, 2011 - 7:42 am

    Roz, the display and architecture is almost as wonderful as the artwork!

  3. #4 by barbara on May 28, 2011 - 8:40 am

    a super look through this museum – the counterpoint of contemporary works alongside old is always revealing and the insight afforded into behind the scenes storage – another longed for aspect this building provides beautifully. The exterior architecture didn’t appeal, but the interior is so smart!

    • #5 by tastetravel on May 28, 2011 - 8:37 pm

      The red block is not as out there as other new galleries but the light does wonderful things with the tones, its one of those ‘you have to be there’ without the laughs of course.

  4. #6 by sheila on May 30, 2011 - 9:01 am

    Wonderful collection Roz. Wish I was there!

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