MoMu, also known as Modemuseum, is a testament to the vibrant world of Belgian fashion. Nestled within the historical ModeNatie building on Nationalestraat, MoMu boasts the world’s largest collection of contemporary Belgian fashion. Its immersive fashion exhibitions captivate visitors, offering a unique perspective on the evolution of style.
Since its inaugural exhibition in 2002, MoMu has been a platform for creativity. It hosts biannual temporary exhibitions, with additional smaller showcases presented in the ground floor gallery. What sets MoMu apart is its immersive scenography, transforming the exhibition space to align with the theme of each display, creating a distinct experience for every visitor.
Notably, MoMu is expanding its exhibition space in 2021, introducing roughly 800m² of public space, including a multi-purpose area and a permanent hall for the collection. This expansion enables visitors to explore MoMu while thematic exhibitions are refreshed.
MoMu’s collection encompasses clothing, accessories, textiles, and unexpected items such as tools, textile machinery, patterns, and fashion show invitations. The focus lies on the work of Belgian designers and alumni of the Fashion Department of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp.
With a collection exceeding 38,000 pieces, MoMu houses the world’s most extensive assembly of contemporary Belgian fashion. The museum is a hub of international collaboration, regularly receiving loan requests for pieces from its designer collection.
After the emergence of the legendary ‘Antwerp Six’ (comprising Walter Van Beirendonck, Dries van Noten, Dirk van Saene, Dirk Bikkembergs, Marina Yee, Ann Demeulemeester, and Martin Margiela) who made waves on the international catwalks during the 1980s, Antwerp has undeniably etched its presence onto the global fashion landscape. Subsequently, the Royal Academy of Fine Arts (Hogeschool) in Antwerp has risen to prominence as one of the foremost design institutions globally, solidifying the city’s reputation as a hub of avant-garde fashion.
Hours and Fees
Tuesday – Sunday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Mondays, 1 November, 25 December and 1 January.