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Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp to Reopen on 24 September

By Sotheby's
Picture: Visitflanders.com Karin Borghouts

The Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp (KMSKA) has unveiled the date of its much-anticipated reopening. 24th September 2022 is the date set for the institution's grand unveiling to the public. The museum, which houses one of the most important collections of Flemish art in the world, has been closed for a ten-year refurbishment project. Around 650 works from its collection of 8,000 pieces will be on display, including outstanding paintings by Jan Van Eyck, Anthony Van Dyck, Peter Paul Rubens, Hans Memling and Jacob Jordaens.

Here is a Sotheby's article from December 2019 published on The Drama of Rubens, an artist who achieved a then world-record price of £45m hammer at Sotheby's London in 2002.

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