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100 x Congo

  • Saturday 3 October 2020 until Sunday 12 September 2021 from 8:00 to 15:00

The exhibition ‘100 x Congo’ features one hundred unique highlights from our Congolese collection. What stories are hidden behind the objects? How did they end up here? What did they mean to Congolese peoples? And what about the African presence in Antwerp?


Guy Rombouts and Benjamin Verdonck rearrange Jaap Kruithof
  • Tuesday 2 June 2020 until Sunday 1 May 2022 from 8:00 to 15:00

The Belgian philosopher Jaap Kruithof collected things that other people usually discard. Half of his collection is being given a new life thanks to the visual work of artists Guy Rombouts and Benjamin Verdonck.


125 years Compagnie Maritime Belge
  • Monday 18 May 2020 until Monday 16 August 2021 from 8:00 to 15:00

This year, the boulevard is all about the maritime character of our port city. The work of German photographer Dirk Brömmel can be seen on the walls of the boulevard.

Ancient Glass

Publication of an extraordinary collection

The ancient glass collection is one of the hidden gems at the MAS. It's part of a valuable glass collection numbering nearly 700 objects. For the first time the subcollection of ancient glass is published in a comprehensive catalogue.

More indians, less cowboys

A journey into life below the waterline
  • Monday 3 May 2021 until Sunday 22 August 2021 from 8:00 to 15:00

On the banks of the river Scheldt, strange and battered figures do regularly wash up. They dream of a second chance and are building a Travelling Reserve for Scheldt jetsam. On display from 3/05 until 22/08/2021.

Photo exhibition Horse

  • Tuesday 16 March 2021 until Sunday 27 February 2022 from 9:00 to 16:00

A photography project by Heleen Peeters. She immersed herself in the horse (meat) culture around the world. The photographs raise questions: What determines the status of the horse? How is it that traditions change? And what if the same thing happened to other animals?

Plan your visit

To delay the spread of the coronavirus, the museum only allows a limited number of visitors in fixed time blocks.  Also, wearing a face mask is mandatory. The MAS ensures a safe and relaxing museum visit, but we do ask you to take and follow some precautions. Read them carefully.

Practical information

The MAS is open. Tickets have to be purchased online.


The MAS is anything but a classic museum. The story of the MAS is aimed at every visitor. Here you'll find a summary of our activities.

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