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MoMu hits the streets with decorated utility boxes

Utility box with photographs of the MoMu collection
Veronique Branquinho S/S 2017
Ian Segal

Discover our extensive and rich museum collection on the streets of Antwerp! In close collaboration with the District of Antwerp, MoMu has redesigned 16 utility boxes in 12 locations! Here are 3 things you will discover on the decorated boxes!

1. Never-before-seen objects from the MoMu collection

Utility box with photographs of the MoMu collection
Ian Segal
Utility box with photographs of the MoMu collection
Ann Demeulemeester A/W 1988-1989
Ian Segal

The utility boxes feature the finest contemporary work from our collection which, despite the current renovation work, continues to expand with clothes and accessories of great relevance to future generations. As the world's largest collection of Belgian fashion, our archive continues to grow through purchases, but also donations and long-term loans from private individuals, designers and fashion brands.

The renovated utility boxes in Nationalestraat offer a glimpse of this extensive and varied collection, which is an infinite source of inspiration to all fashion lovers. The entire city will now discover an unexpected selection from the unique collection managed by MoMu, comprising approximately 35,000 objects and covering every layer of fashion and textile history.

2. Admire work by photographer Ronald Stoops and make-up artist Inge Grognard

Utility box with photographs of the MoMu collection
Walter Van Beirendonck A/W 2019-20
Ian Segal

Besides a mash-up of different iconic silhouettes from the collection, passers-by will also have the chance to admire work by photographer Ronald Stoops and make-up artist Inge Grognard. Their pioneering work over the last decades for accomplished Belgian names, like Martin Margiela, Dries Van Noten, Dirk Van Saene and Walter Van Beirendonck are also featured at each location!

3. Follow our walking tour

We have redesigned 16 utility boxes at 12 locations along Nationalestraat and want to make sure that you do not miss out on even one. Follow our walking tour and enjoy the best of MoMu outdoors and get a wonderful preview of what will be on display when the museum reopens in September 2021. Click here for the tour

  • Utility box with photographs of the MoMu collection
    Dries Van Noten A/W 1997-98
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    Ian Segal
  • Utility box with photographs of the MoMu collection
    2/12
    Ian Segal
  • Utility box with photographs of the MoMu collection
    Maison Martin Margiela S/S 1991
    3/12
    Ian Segal
  • Utility box with photographs of the MoMu collection
    Dirk Van Saene
    4/12
    Ian Segal
  • Utility box with photographs of the MoMu collection
    Jurgi Persoons A/W 1998-99
    5/12
    Ian Segal
  • Utility box with photographs of the MoMu collection
    Ann Demeulemeester A/W 1988-1989
    6/12
    Ian Segal
  • Utility box with photographs of the MoMu collection
    7/12
    Ian Segal
  • Utility box with photographs of the MoMu collection
    Raf Simons A/W 1998-99
    8/12
    Ian Segal
  • Utility box with photographs of the MoMu collection
    A.F. Vandevorst S/S 1999
    9/12
    Ian Segal
  • Utility box with photographs of the MoMu collection
    Veronique Branquinho S/S 2017
    10/12
    Ian Segal
  • Utility box with photographs of the MoMu collection
    Haider Ackermann A Magazine Curated By Haider Ackermann, 2005
    11/12
    Ian Segal
  • Utility box with photographs of the MoMu collection
    Walter Van Beirendonck A/W 2019-20
    12/12
    Ian Segal
MoMu is closed for renovations, open to inspire at other locations. Read more about it.