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
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.