MSK has two reasons to party. In 2023 we will be celebrating our 225th anniversary. This makes us officially the 'oldest museum in Belgium'. And this year the Friends of the Museum will blow out 125 candles. As of 2 September we will be celebrating both anniversaries in one big cultural festive year.

Past and future
For a whole year we look back on the rich history of the MSK and ask ourselves what it means to be a museum today. To this end, the museum rooms will be expanded with a historical trail that unveils the story of the MSK. Two exhibitions put the Ghent artist Albert Baertsoen and the baroque master Theodoor Rombouts in the spotlight, and under the heading 'Collection outside' we are organizing a whole series of art projects in the city. Keep an eye on this page for all updates!

Festive weekend: 02.09 - 04.09
The party starts with a whole festive weekend in and around the museum. Friday evening the exhibition 'Albert Baertsoen' opens and in the park you can find food trucks and the party tent. Saturday and Sunday you can stroll through the Ghent makers' market, ride on historic bicycles and go back in time with the 'Bal 1900'. There will be guided tours, live performances, activities for families, the 'intruder' search game for teens, and in the evening DJ Peacock will take you into the earlier hours.

Museum admission is free throughout the festive weekend, but some activities require advance registration via the ticketing page.

The MSK as it stood in the early 20th century
The MSK as it stood in the early 20th century