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Art Book :

500 years of collecting in Antwerp – a passionate story

New publication - 500 years of collecting in Antwerp – a passionate story

A joint project of the Antwerp Royal Museum of Fine Arts and the Rockox House Museum, and published by Davidsfonds (a Flemish cultural association).

The Golden Cabinet is a tribute to collectors. Antwerp’s Royal Museum of Fine Arts (KMSKA) and the Rockox House Museum are presenting an example of what a rich Antwerp art collection of the Golden Century might have looked like – a tangible imaginary museum. This art book takes things a step further and presents eleven Antwerp art collectors who – in all their diversity and with their individual visions and interests – assembled major art collections spanning five centuries, thus contributing to the magnificence of the city. Whilst Antwerp certainly had more collectors than the eleven presented in this book, it showcases some of the wealth hidden behind the facades of the rich patrician houses.

This book is for sale at the Rockox House Museum.

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