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Friends of the Museum of Fine Arts

Ever since its inception, the Friends of the Museum of Fine Arts have had the objective of raising funds to purchase works of art. The Friends are also celebrating their 125th anniversary in 2022!

125 years of friendship

Thanks to initiatives by the Friends, you can admire not only masterpieces of art from the Southern and Northern Netherlands, including the world-famous panels by Hieronymus Bosch, works by Rubens, Van Dyck, Jordaens or Hals, but also foreign masters, such as Géricault, De Champaigne, Hogarth, Magnasco and many others.

The Friends' efforts also contributed to the creation of the museum building in Citadel Park and, most recently, to the redesign of the museum interior and the expansion of the new Print Room.

Full member

  • free admission to the permanent collection and most exhibitions;
  • free subscription to the Museum newspaper (in Dutch) (available for non-members for a fee in the bookshop);
  • free attendance at all MSK lectures (non-members €5 per adult);
  • discount on in-house publications in the Museum Shop (standard 10%, up to 50% in specific cases);
  • discount for a number of events such as guided tours and walking tours;
  • opportunity to participate in exclusive excursions and art tours at home and abroad;
  • personal invitation to the opening of all exhibitions in the MSK;
  • invitation to the annual general meeting with subsequent lecture and receptions

Supporting member

All the above benefits plus:

  • mention in the Museum Newspaper
  • invitation to the VIP-openings of exhibitions


25 years old or less€ 10
Individual€ 40
With partner€ 70
Supporting member€ 300
Supporting member with partner€ 400
Supporting memberHigher amount of your choice

Become a Friend

Please provide us with your details below and choose a type of membership. You will then receive a personal mail with the payment details and further practical information.

Name of partner

Board of Directors

Willy Van der Gucht - chairman

Benjamin Biebuyck - vice-chairman
Pieter Lippens - treasurer
Hilde Lochs - secretary
Eric De Jaeger
Marianne Devogele
Tessa Kerre
Jacques Lust
Peter Pauwels
Monique Tahon-Vanroose
Manfred Sellink

Een ouder koppel kijkt naar een werk van Bosch. De dame maakt een foto met haar smartphone.
© Martin Corlazzoli