Restoration

As of March 2022, the Museum Hof van Busleyden will be undergoing restoration. The permanent exhibition will therefore not be accessible for some time. More information .

Important information

From March 2022 onwards, the exterior of the museum will be undergoing thorough restoration. That is necessary in order to be able to continue to present the valuable works in the museum. The permanent exhibition will therefore not be accessible until the autumn of 2023. The museum will, however, remain open with two top exhibitions in the exhibition space, with contemporary art in De Garage and with museum experiences at historic locations in the city.

More information

As of March 2022, the Museum Hof van Busleyden will be undergoing reconstruction. A thorough restoration of the exterior of the 16th century city palace is necessary to be able to continue presenting the valuable works in the museum. As a result, the permanent exhibition will not be accessible for some time. However, the museum will remain open with two top exhibitions in the underground space, in De Garage, and museum experiences at historic locations in the city.

The planned outdoor restoration of Museum Hof van Busleyden will involve dust, vibrations, changes in humidity and temperature. As a result, the valuable works of art in the museum rooms, including 14 Flemish masterpieces, will be temporarily moved to a part of the museum where no works are taking place. For the duration of the works, probably from March 2022 to Autumn 2023, the permanent exhibition of the museum is therefore not accessible to the public.

The city palace may be under construction, but the museum will remain open. Two top exhibitions are planned in the underground exhibition area during the restoration work. In the summer of 2022, the museum will present Gap in the Clouds by Belgian-Cuban artist Ricardo Brey, for whom it is the first major solo exhibition in our country.

In the autumn, visitors can discover top pieces in and from Mechelen in the exhibition Hidden Gems. For this, the museum will be diving into its own Mechelen collection but also into private collections of Mechelen collectors in order to show these unknown masterpieces to the public for the first time.