Directors in dialogueA conversation between Kaat Debo (MoMu) an Bart Marius (Dr. Guislain Museum) on the collaboration between both museums leading up to the joint exhibition 'MIRROR MIRROR - Fashion & the Psyche'. Read more.
And the MoMu Award goes to... Alise Anna DzirnieceMoMu sits down with recent Antwerp Fashion Department graduate and MoMu Award winner Alise Anna Dzirniece to discuss her time spent at the Academy, the inspiration behind her collection 'Unapologetic Feast' and her plans for the future. Read more.
Antwerp Pride 2022: Gender boundaries are to be floutedIn honour of this year’s Antwerp Pride, MoMu illuminates the rich history of queer fashion and zooms in on women who defy conservative societal expectations and express their sexuality and gender identity through their choice of clothing. Read more.
Innovation in the MoMu depot: Efficient and sustainable conservationMoMu houses over 35,000 objects in a 1,300m² external storage, allowing the museum to innovate in its efforts to preserve the collection in the most optimal climate conditions. Textile Conservator Kim Verkens highlights some recent developments. Read more.
The philosophy behind MoMu's acquisition policyCurator of Collections Wim Mertens on the challenges and opportunities of MoMu's constantly evolving museum collection and acquisition policy. Read more.
Yvonne Dekock & Walter Van Beirendonck: Talent is something you recognize instantlyMoMu sits down with Walter Van Beirendonck and Yvonne Dekock to reflect on the time they spent within the fashion department of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp, first as students, then as teachers. This chapter is set to draw to a close this year. Read more.
MoMu Collection travels to Kasteel d'UrselA selection of silhouettes and objects from the MoMu Collection can be seen at Kasteel d’Ursel in Hingene. They are part of “Print & Paint: 350 Years of Flowers on Cotton”, on view from May 26 through October 9, 2022. Read more.
MoMu restores: Walter Van Beirendonck Autumn/Winter 1996-97 wigA contemporary object that has been refreshed is a wig by Walter Van Beirendonck. The piece, which formed part of the Autumn/Winter 1996-97 Wonderland collection, was effectively worn on the catwalk, resulting in a lot of damage caused by use. Read more.
MoMu restores: 18th-century French dressBefore the 'Collection Presentation - Fashion from the MoMu Collection', the 18th-century dress in the French style has never been exhibited before. The piece is quite fragile and both the accompanying petticoat and compère (the false front) were missing. Read more.