1. Jesin, Veerle, Ellen, Sanne & Tim werken – allemaal vanuit hun eigen expertise - met hart en ziel voor het museum. Ze nemen je mee naar hun museum-in-wording en dromen luidop van 2019. Want dan kunnen ze eindelijk weer ter plekke aan de slag.

    In het najaar van 2019 opent het museum de deuren na een renovatie van maar liefst 8 jaar. Het museumteam staat alvast te popelen om ‘terug thuis’ aan de slag te gaan.

    Begin mei, net voor Open Wervendag, mochten ze hun familie en vrienden rondleiden op hun toekomstige werkplek. Volg Jesin, Veerle, Ellen, Sanne & Tim en ontdek alles over de verbouwingen.

    Maar ook over hun dromen voor het nieuwe museum. Wij werken vandaag aan het museumgebouw en een nieuw museumverhaal.

    Ontdek er alles over op hetnieuwemuseum.be.

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  2. Jesin, Veerle, Ellen, Sanne & Tim are enthusiastic members of our team. Follow them during a tour of the museum construction site where they dream aloud of what the new museum is going to be like.

    In the fall of 2019 the museum will reopen its door after an extensive renovation project that will have taken 8 years to complete. The museum staff is already looking forward to finally ‘coming home’.

    On a Saturday in early May, members of the staff were able to share their enthusiasm with family and friends. Join Jesin, Veerle, Ellen, Sanne & Tim and find out all there is to know about the renovation project and the team’s dreams for the museum to be.

    We are currently working on our museum building and on creating a new museum story . Find out all about it at hetnieuwemuseum.be

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  3. For 16 years Lizet Klaassen worked on the restoration project of Hans Memling’s Christ with Singing and Music-making Angels. Today, the project has finally been completed. The result is stunning.

    Join us at the restoration studio of the Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp where restorers Lizet Klaassen & Marie Postec look back on the longest restoration project in the history of the museum: the Memling restoration. After 16 years you can once again see how enchanting the three panels of Memling’s Christ with Singing and Music-making Angels really are. Lizet and Marie tell you the story of how they saved, cleaned and reconstructed this mysterious masterpiece.
    In 2019 the new museum will open its doors. We are currently working on our museum building and on creating a new museum story . Find out all about it at hetnieuwemuseum.be

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  4. The M HKA’s rooftop terrace has it’s own Skyspace by James Turrell. A Skyspace is a cube-shaped space with a single door opening and a square hole in the ceiling. Bench seats are provided along the walls, and during the day one can wonder at the ‘cut-out’ piece of light through the ceiling, seemingly in constant motion. At dusk, the blue light grows progressively deeper, clouds and passing airplanes become invisible and the first stars emerge. The opening seems as filled with a velvety jet-black cloth, like a dark square that had come to be painted on the ceiling. Depth perception falls away, the black seems impenetrable while the sky outside the cube – visible via the door opening – traces its normal evolution from day to night. An experience that has the viewer become conscious of light and space in a fresh way, while evoking a new awareness of time as well.

    The Skyspace at M HKA was restored in June 2013 with support from Bank Degroof.

    James Turrell’s installations are usually site specific and demand of the viewer a certain degree of time in order to fully experience the ‘illusionistic’ effects of space and light. The relationship between these two elements are essential to this artist’s work. Turrell makes light visible by lending it a spatial, near tangible quality.

    James Turrell started creating his Skyspaces in the mid-1970s. Since then he’s constructed these at various points around the globe, including France, Italy, Ireland, Israel, the U.S.A. and the Netherlands.

    Restoration
    Architects: T.O.P. Office
    Contractor: Renovation firm Van Broekhoven

    A M HKA production for ARTtube

    Thanks to: Bank Degroof
    Music: 'Emerald Therapy', Jason Shaw
    Editorial staff: Ghislaine Peeters, Jos Van den Bergh
    Camera & editing: Mario De Munck

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  5. In 2013, money for the restoration of the monumental altar piece ‘Crucifixion of Christ’ (c. 1517) by Cornelis Engebrechtsz. was raised by crowdfunding. In 2014, this project took off. This video shows how this absolute highlight in Museum De Lakenhal’s collection was subjected to x-ray photography and transported to the restoration workshop afterwards.

    The altarpiece is almost 500 years old and has lived a moving life. It was one of the few survivors of severe iconoclasm in 1566 and was put in safety in the Town Hall by the Leiden city council in 1574, just after the Relief of Leiden. For centuries is remained there, alongside ‘The Last Judgement’ by Lucas van Leyden, Engebrechtsz.’s most famous pupil. Ever since the foundation of Museum De Lakenhal in 1874, these two altarpieces are among the highlights of the collection.

    lakenhal.nl/en/collection/s-93

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