Fashion Museum Province of Antwerp – MoMu
Twice a year MoMu presents a new exposition: based on the MoMu collection (25,000 pieces), and completed with loaned works, these expositions might tell a designer’s story or focus on a fashion related theme. You won’t find a permanent display here, but rather a varied programme that focuses on the different dimensions of the world of fashion.
The story supported by scenography
Each exposition tells a complete story. In addition to exhibiting garments, they will also portray the designer’s sources of inspiration, or connections to other art disciplines, etc. The result: an exhibition hall that changes for every exposition and takes you on a journey to a completely different world of fashion; a world just waiting to be discovered.
MoMu strives to reinforce their connection to the larger public through a varied programme of workshops, evening openings, visits and seminars. Their objective is also illustrated by the MoMu’s friend’s association, MoMu+Friends. Since 2011, this network unites people with a passion for fashion. For a contribution starting from €50 you too will have the opportunity to join forces with MoMu and contribute to the international success story of Belgian fashion, on top of which you will be able to enjoy special offers and unique activities.
ModeNatie: from department store to museum
You can find the ModeMuseum at ModeNatie in the Nationalestraat, in the heart of the Antwerp’s fashion district. The building that houses ModeNatie was built in the 19th century as a department store for the New England Menswear and Children’s fashion shop. After a thorough renovation in 2000, led by Marie-José Van Hee, the architect from Ghent, MoMu too opened its doors here in September of 2002. The ModeNatie also houses the Flanders Fashion Institute (FFI), the fashion department of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts – Artesis Hogeschool Antwerp and the Copyright Bookshop.