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The MAS for youngsters

MAS in Young Hands, is the name of the MAS’s youth crew. They turn the MAS into a museum for young people and ensure that a visit to the MAS is an unforgettable experience for youngsters too.

MAS in Young Hands, the MAS’s youth crew

The MAS has gathered a team of young people. Their assignment is: turn the largest and most captivating museum in Antwerp into a second home for young people living in and around Antwerp as well as for foreign visitors. The museum offers them all the tools it has available so that their mission is successful. The crew works together closely and intensively and organizes late night openings for youths, museum nights, etc. 

Meet the youngsters:

Interesting works of art and the view is amazing

A top-class collection awaits you at the Museum aan de Stroom – a collection about the world in Antwerp and Antwerp in the world. But the most important work of art lies at your feet: the city.

Borrow a picnic blanket at the ticket counter and enjoy fantastic views of Antwerp from 60 metres above ground. It’s different every day yet always spectacular.

Youth takes over museum in Antwerp

MAS in young hands 2006 - 2018, a retrospective

In this brochure, the MAS looks back on the process of MAS in Young Hands and shares all its experiences. A complete overview of its know-how is available online and free of charge.

'MAS in Young Hands' publications

Since 2006, the museum has been researching methodologies for youth participation in museums. 2 analyses formed the basis for 'MAS in Jonge Handen'. After the 'Instinct' exhibition in 2019, the MAS looked back on the process and shared all its experiences in a brochure.

Instinct - A beastly exhibition

25.10.2018 - 17.02.2019

CLOSED - From 25 October 2018 the youngsters of "MAS in Jonge Handen" took over a floor of the museum. This unique exhibition revealed the animal side of the museum collection with creative materials and a wild programme.

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