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The Golden Cabinet. The Royal Museum at the Rockox House

until 2 July 2017

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During the latter part of the sixteenth century and the early part of the seventeenth, the city of Antwerp enjoyed an especially favourable artistic and economic climate that made it the prime production and trading centre for luxury articles. It was a time when many patricians and merchants built up rich collections of contemporary and ancient art, though the majority of those collections have – alas – come to be dispersed in the course of time.

Visitors to the Rockox House in Antwerp will be able to see how an Antwerp art collection must have appeared in the Golden Century. More particularly, the residence of burgomaster and patron Nicolaas
Rockox (1560–1640) is being transformed into a luxurious art cabinet with top items from Antwerp’s Royal Museum of Fine Arts (closed for renovation) and the most important works from the Rockox House itself. On display will be a range of fine paintings by such masters as van der Weyden, Memling, van Eyck, Rubens and van Dyck.

Rockox House Museum

Keizerstraat 12

2000 Antwerpen

Tel. + 32 3 201 92 50


Open: Tuesday to Sunday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Closed: Monday, 1 and 2 January, Ascension Day, 25 and 26 December.

The exhibition runs until 2 July 2017.


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