16th August 2019

The KBR to open new museum in 2020

The KBR will open a new museum within its current Brussels building on the 15th May 2020.


These days, everyone knows about Jan Van Eyck and Rogier van der Weyden, but the miniature artists, responsible for producing illuminated manuscripts, are every bit as impressive. So much so that some say that the finest Flemish Primitive paintings can perhaps be found in manuscripts.

It is these original manuscripts that will be at the heart of the new museum. The museum will tell you the history of these books and the era that produced them. You will find out why you shouldn’t trust rabbits, in what way the Middle Ages were hilarious, how mermaids were spotted in Brussels, and discover how history books sometimes lie…

Find out more information here.

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