Antwerp - Middelheim Museum 2012 - Opening week-end 26 & 27 May 201215/05/2012
During the weekend of 26 and 27 May 2012, the newly refurbished Middelheim Museum will open its doors in grand celebration.
The transformation has been an impressive one, with museum grounds extended by five hectares, infrastructure thoroughly updated - as evidenced by the fully renovated castle - and the permanent collection refurbished.
Architect Paul Robbrecht (b. 1950) has been a pivotal figure during the renovations, and with his team, Robbrecht and Daem, he designed a semi-open exhibition pavilion, 'Het Huis' (The House) to showcase fragile works of art. He is also a guest curator overseeing the exhibition of works by the German artist Thomas Schütte. Meanwhile, Swiss artist Roman Signer, China's Ai Weiwei and Belgian artist Philippe Van Snick have also created new work specifically for the museum at the request of Paul Robbrecht and Middelheim director Menno Meewis.
Professional opening: Friday 25 May 2012 from 8 a.m.
Public opening: Saturday 26 May and Sunday 27 May 2012 from 11 a.m.
More information: www.middelheimmuseum.be
Image: © Middelheim Museum