June 2023 | Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences

In June, individual visitors enjoy half-price entry at the Museum.
The perfect opportunity to: rediscover the dinosaurs, explore the planet’s biodiversity in the Living Planet Gallery before setting off on your adventures this summer, enjoy some light therapy in the Luminopolis exhibition, bring the family and enjoy Babysitters, the free tour for children from 3-7, enjoy a day to be remembered by young and old alike!
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21-06-2023 | Brain-be 2.0

Impact of COVID-19 on Belgian health care

The COVID-19 pandemic has tested the ability of the Belgian health system to adapt to external shocks. Different approaches were taken to manage the pandemic, such as postponing care, expanding capacity, reorganising care services, etc. In order to further develop a resilient health system, there is a need to understand the impact on the Belgian health care system and how well it has recovered since. HELICON has invited four leading experts to provide more information on the impact of the COVID-19 crisis in general practices, care facilities and hospitals. The webinar is free but registration is required
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till 04-06-2023 | Halle Gate

Magical Theatres

The paper theatre, miniature theatre or table top theatre was once a source of pleasure for young and old. These days, it has sunk into oblivion. The "Magical Theatres" exhibition brings back to life the magical world of this toy, its fantastic colourful decors and its small paper actors. The Halle Gate opens the doors onto a world full of stories, from Shakespeare plays to the tales of the Grimm Brothers.
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till 23-07-2023 | Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium

Johan Van Mullem
For Love' s(n)ake

For the third edition of the Remedies exhibitions’ cycle, the Royal Museums of Fine Arts invite the Belgian multidisciplinary artist Johan Van Mullem to dialogue with their collection. Born in Congo in 1959 and originally from Bruges, the draughtsman, painter and sculptor lives in Brussels today. Resolutely rooted in Belgium, Van Mullem characterizes the richness and plurality of our national land.
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till 30-07-2023 | Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium

Our collection in question

As part of the Museum in Questions campaign launched in the autumn of 2021, the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium are keen to participate in the debate surrounding current social matters. Two exhibition rooms contextualise two burning topics for museums around the world: by shedding scientific light on the questions of colonialism and diversity, on the one hand, and the problem of the restitution of cultural goods looted during the Second World War, on the other, the Royal Museums aims to be a laboratory for reflection that will enable us to participate in the construction of the museum of tomorrow, by insisting on how scientific research, one of the museum's primordial missions, can contribute to the contemporary debate.
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till 13-08-2023 | Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences


What is light? How does it affect our day-to-day? How does it influence life? In this totally original game-based exhibition, light is explored from every angle – physical, biological, technical and sociological.
LUMINOPOLIS is an original and captivating concept, a race against the clock with a choice of 10, 14 or 18 puzzles to solve as a team. Equipped with a tablet to activate the game stations, get hints and enter your answers. A great way to explore the vast theme of light through play.
Designed for teenagers, (young) adults and children over the age of six (starting the 4th grade for school visits).
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till 01-10-2023 | Royal Museums for Art and History

Johan Van Mullem For Love' s(n)ake

Expedition Egypt narrates the story of two centuries of fascinating archaeological discoveries in the Land of the Pharaohs and the development of the Egyptian collection of the museum. The exhibition brings together more than two hundred objects from its eminent Egyptian collection. Highlights include the sumptuously decorated coffins from the priestly cache of Deir el-Bahari, and the beautifully illustrated Book of the Dead of the dignitary Neferrenpet. In addition, a wide variety of stunning pieces from the collection will be shown to the public for the very first time. Objects like funerary stelae, canopic vases for the entrails of the deceased, and shabti figurines meant to accompany the dead in the afterlife, will introduce the visitors to the Egyptian world of the gods and eternal life. The exhibition will also be richly provided with unique historical photographic material.
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Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium

Bruegel. The Originals
Pieter Bruegel The Elder's masterpieces at the RMFAB

On the occasion of the 450th anniversary of the death of Pieter Bruegel the Elder, the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium celebrate the great Renaissance master through various projects.
At the Old Masters Museum, you can admire the original paintings of this iconic artist. They will introduce you to a whole cast of characters – sometimes peculiar, sometimes recognizable; but all masterpieces in their own right. In addition, you can discover about a dozen works by Bruegel’s sons and other followers, which allow you to further explore his brilliant artistic work.
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Virtual exhibitions


Ensuring the Future
Science & Culture at the Royal Palace of Brussels 2022

Entitled "Ensuring the Future", the expo showcase a work of art, an artifact, a scientific instrument or a model from each participant that symbolises the objectives of these institutions to strive for a better tomorrow. A selection of photos illustrating the mission of each institution will complete their presentation and provide a representative image to the public, while raising awareness of the importance of the Belgian Science Policy at the national and international level.

Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium

The RMFAB invite themselves into your home and help you escape the isolation! Discover here, alone or with the whole family, everything you need for a virtual journey through art history.
> Fine Arts at Home

Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage

KIK-IRPA offers you the opportunity to discover all the works of Jan Van Eyck in high resolution, as well as a collection of more than 700,000 photos of Belgium's cultural heritage in free access.
BALaT, our online database
Discover the œuvre of Jan Van Eyck online

Royal Museums for Art and History

The KMKG-MRAH invites you to explore its collections.
Masterpieces online

Museum of Musical Instruments (MIM)
Take a look and discover the richness we would like to share with you from behind your screen
> A virtual visit to the MIM

Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences

If you can’t come to our Museum anymore during this lockdown (light), we have to bring the Museum to your living room!
> NaturalsciencesAtHome

Museum of Musical Instruments (MIM)
Take a look and discover the richness we would like to share with you from behind your screen
> A virtual visit to the MIM


The importance of digitising museum collections became even more apparent during the closure of museums due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Museum collections in 2D+ and 3D
Cast your eyes over a series of 27 collections on various themes relating to history and cultural anthropology.
Spotlight on the collections
Join us as we walk around the labs, offices and archives of the Royal Museum for Central Africa to meet the scientists who work here.
AfricaMuseum Podcast


Toutes les ressources électroniques et les collections numérisées de KBR consultables à distance.
Liste de toutes les ressources électroniques

Alle e-bronnen en gedigitaliseerde collecties van KBR nu van thuis uit raadpleegbaar
Lijst met alle beschikbare e-bronnen

DIGIT the Digitization Programme of the Belgian Science Policy

Preserving Belgium's rich cultural and scientific heritage and disclosing those valuable assets for researchers and the general public is important.
Explore the Collections