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The world mirrored

24.04.2015 - 16.08.2015

'The world mirrored. World maps from the Middle Ages to the present day' took you on a discovery through the fascinating history of the Western world view from the Middle Ages to the present day. We received 48,718 visitors.

All hands on deck

26.04.2014 - 31.12.2015

CLOSED - The MAS celebrated 75 years of the non-profit association Friends of the National Maritime Museum. A new presentation in the Kijkdepot related stories and displayed objects from collectors with a passion for the world of navigation.

In Antwerp. 50 years of migration from Morocco and Turkey

17.05.2011 - 30.12.2012

CLOSED - Migration is about living and working in an unfamiliar place. It’s about long-distance love and growing up in a foreign city, a new home. You discovered the story of 50 years of migration from Morocco and Turkey on the fifth floor of the MAS.

Istanbul - Antwerp. Port City Talks

23.10.2015 - 24.01.2016

CLOSED - The exhibition 'Istanbul - Antwerp. Port City Talks' was one of the eye-catchers of the international Europalia art festival Turkey.

The corner shop: Merksem - Antwerp’s local shops from 1950 to the present

23.03.2013 - 03.06.2013

CLOSED - Everyone knows them: the baker, the butcher, the greengrocer, the grocer round the corner. You drop in and do your shopping. There’s lots to tell about: the shopkeepers, the customers, the merchandise and of course the shops themselves. But you can saw for yourself in this exhibition, in the neighbourhoods where the stories were collected.

Michaelina - Baroque's leading lady

The MAS hostst the Rubens House

Two of the city's museums will be teaming up for the first retrospective exhibition about the work of Michaelina Wautier (1614–1689), in a unique partnership between the Rubens House and the MAS. The exhibition is a world premiere in demonstrating the exceptional talent of an artist who became popular in a period when female artists were very rare. Her work is so varied and unique that it defies all imagination when it comes to art history.

Cool Japan

The exhibition 'Cool Japan' takes you on a whirlwind tour of the global fascination for Japanese visual culture. With unique historical pieces, the MAS shows how Japanese icons such as Hello Kitty, Zelda and Sailor Moon are all part of a long tradition and how both new and old Japanese art continues to inspire the world.

Everyday fear

V-bombs in Antwerp, 1944-1945

The MAS focuses on a piece of city history from the Second World War. In the pavilion, you can see where V-bombs fell on Antwerp and the scars they have left behind, by means of photographs, first-person testimonies and maps. You can even see a real V1-bomb from the MAS collection.

100 x Congo

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?

Buddha & Mind

21.10.2017 - 19.03.2017

CLOSED - The exhibition ‘Buddha & Mind’ at the MAS was in line with our need to escape from the daily hustle and frequent stressful moments. A unique set of minature Buddhist paintings took you through the process of meditation.

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