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You have the possibility to order the publications by sending an email to You can also buy it in the Museumshop at the Art & History Museum, from Tuesday to Sunday. The admission to the museumshop is free.

cover The Cinquantenaire Exhibition Halls and Gardens
The Cinquantenaire Exhibition Halls and Gardens, Snoeck, Royal Museums of Art and History, 2023, 400 p.
The idea of this book is to shed light on the various stages in the construction of the buildings along with their use in the Cinquantenaire in Brussels from 1880 until today. Besides statues and monuments, the history of the major institutions that are housed here are brought to life in text and image. The story of the World Fairs is linked to the history of Belgium as well as daily life in the park today with the help of the many unpublished documents.
Jacqueline Guisset is doctor in the History of Art and author of a range of articles and books.

(also available in Dutch and French) - €50 in the museumshop
Catalogue Tapisseries
The Cinquantenaire Tapestries
Catalogue in English on the collection of Western tapestries at the Art & History Museum.
Written by Guy Delmarcel and Ingrid De Meûter (former curator of the collection), this book is the reference work that specialists - curators of museums, art galleries and collectors - have been missing. The Art & History Museum collection houses 163 tapestries, dating from the end of the 14th century to 1980. This collection, considered to be one of the most important in Europe, comes mainly from the southern Netherlands, France, Germany, Italy and England.

(in English only) - €60 in the museumshop
cover publication Sura
SURA | صورة – Egypt through a Belgian lens, Snoeck, 2023, 248 p.
In the early 20th century, Belgian Egyptologist Jean Capart and his collaborators undertook several voyages to Egypt. With a keen eye for photography, they documented the land on the Nile in all its facets. The Egyptological library of the Royal Museums of Art and History in Brussels houses this important collection of about 14,000 photographic glass negatives. The more than 200 photographs selected here illustrate these pioneering years of Belgian Egyptology. They simultaneously offer a kaleidoscopic view of Egypt of a bygone era, with dramatic landscapes, ancient monuments, archaeological expeditions and daily life in all its diversity.

(also available in Dutch and French) - €40 in the museumshop
cover catalogue Shin hanga
Shin hanga - The New Prints of Japan 1900-1960, Ludion, 2022, 224 p.
The fine selection reproduced here is mostly drawn from two large private collections, supplemented by works from the Art & History Museum in Brussels and, by way of great exception, items from the family collection of the publisher Watanabe.
Catalogue of the exhibition Shin hanga (13.10.22 - 15.01.23)

(also available in Dutch or French) - €35 in the museumshop
couverture de catalogue Before Time Began
Before Time Began, 5 Continents - Fondation Opale, Lens 2019, 163p.
Before Time Began is the catalogue of a major Australian Indigenous art exhibition, first shown at the Fondation Opale in Lens (Switzerland) and now to the Belgian public in the Art & History Museum in Brussels. As the title suggests, the exhibition focuses on artworks in which Dreaming stories that tell of the creation of the Earth play a vital role. This colourful catalogue provides a beautiful overview of Aboriginal art from the 1950s to the present day.

(also available in Dutch and French) - €35 in the museumshop
cover publication Masterpieces
Selecting one hundred essential works of art from the collection of Belgium's largest museum: that was the challenge faced by the institution's curators, who chose the emblematic, renowned and intriguing works featured in this volume.