Study collection

MoMu believes that direct contact with materials and techniques can be very educational. That is why MoMu created a study collection available for visitors to visit up close. 

The study collection can be used for scientific research, as teaching material or as inspiration. You will be able consult the study collection from Autumn 2018 onwards.

The collection is composed of a donation by Jacoba de Jonge, a long-term loan from the department of Conservation-Restoration at the University of Antwerp, as well as pieces from MoMu.

Frieda Dauphin-Verhees from collected pieces that were typical for a certain era. These silhouettes characterise the transition between the 1950s and 1960s.
Two silhouettes from around 1960 from the collection of Frieda Dauphin-Verhees
MoMu Antwerp | Stany Dederen

In 2017, costume designer Frieda Dauphin-Verhees donated part of her private collection to the study collection in collaboration with the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, the department of Costume Design.

Thanks to a crowdfunding campaign with and Europeana, MoMu is making a variety of educational tools around the study collection.

Frieda Dauphin-Verhees talks about her collection

Frieda Dauphin-Verhees talks about her collection
MoMu Antwerp | Monica Ho

What objects are in the study collection?

The study collection consists of approximately 1,000 objects. You can consult these online in a database. Please note: the database is still in its testing phase.

Questions or remarks

Do you have a question or a remark about the study collection?
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