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					                For more information about this Long-term Planning agenda, please contact : The Antwerp Tourist
                Office. Tel. +32 3 232 01 03, tourisme@stad.antwerpen.be , http://visitantwerpen.be/

                This Long-term Planning agenda contains information collected until 15/01/2012. All events are
                subject of change. Some titles are working titles.

   2012
Until the end   REUNION.
of renovation   FROM QUINTEN METSIJS TO PETER PAUL RUBENS.
KMSKA 2017
                Masterpieces from the Royal Museum reunited in the Cathedral.
                In 1559 the Church of Our Lady was re-named the Cathedral of Our Lady. An anniversary that will be
                celebrated with the prestigious exhibition REUNION. During its 450-year existence, the Cathedral has
                become a veritable treasury of religious art, which was painted and sculpted by renowned masters. Until
                the French Revolution, they were commissioned to decorate the pillars, chapels and walls of the
                Cathedral. In the wake of this upheaval, several altarpieces were transferred to museums, including the
                Royal Museum of Fine Arts in Antwerp.

                                            Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekathedraal
                                            Groenplaats 21
                                            2000 Antwerpen
                                            +32 (0)3 213 99 51
                                            www.dekathedraal.be

                                            Price: € 5

                                            Until 2017

Until           MASTERPIECES IN THE MAS
31/12/2012      FIVE CENTURIES OF THE IMAGE IN ANTWERP

                The opening exhibition “Masterpieces in the MAS. Five centuries of the image in Antwerp” shows the
                evolution of the image culture from the Middle Ages up to now by means of top pieces from the Antwerp
                collections.
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                The economic success of the port of Antwerp in the 16 and 17 century enabled an important turning
                point in the world of arts. It was no longer just nobility and the church ordering art works, but also the rich
                bourgeoisie asked for them, resulting in a boom. The greatness of Rubens and the numerous graphic
                productions express this new development.
                The fundaments of nowadays image culture and the international art market were founded in the city on
                the river and Antwerp continued to be a popular city of arts. Artists from the Netherlands are still very
                important for gaining insights into the current image culture.
                The big opening exhibition of the MAS is a collaboration of the KMSKA, the M HKA and the Museum
                Platin-Moretus.

                                              MAS | Museum aan de Stroom
                                              Hanzestedenplaats 1
                                              2000 Antwerpen
                                              +32 (0)3 338 44 00
                                              www.mas.be


                                              Price: € 8


                                              Until 31/12/2012




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27/01/2012 –   THE MODERNS_2
19/08/2012     ART FROM THE NETHERLANDS

               The Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp (KMSKA) possesses some important work by foreign masters.
               Among the latter pieces, Dutch art is particularly well represented.
               The collection exhibition Art from the Netherlands showcases a selection of over fifty paintings,
               watercolours and drawings spanning the past two centuries.
               The exhibition features work by Lawrence Alma-Tadema, Hendrik Willem Mesdag, George Hendrik
               Breitner, Vincent van Gogh, Jan Sluijters, Kees van Dongen, Carel Willink, Karel Appel and many
               other artists. Each of these exceptional pieces testifies to the quality and richness of nineteenth- and
               twentieth-century Dutch art.


                                                          Koningin Fabiolazaal
                                                          Jesusstraat 28
                                                          2000 Antwerpen

                                                          Tel +32 (0)3 203 42 04

                                                          Price : 4€

                                                          27/01/2012 – 19/08/2012
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04/04/2012     100 ‘SCHELDEPRIJS’

               International bike contest with start on ‘De Grote Markt’ in Antwerp. The Scheldeprijs is one of six spring
               races forming the “Flanders Classics”. Since 2010, the Scheldeprijs takes place on a Wednesday
               between the Tour of Flanders and Paris-Roubaix.

                                             Antwerpen Centrum



                                             www.scheldeprijs.be




                                             04/04/2012

25/03/2012 –   MERCATOR (1512-1594) : TRAVELSTORIES
17/06/2012
               In the sixteenth century travellers did not have detailed road maps. Thanks to the (r)evolution in
               cartography and printing this changed. Enterprising people travelled to strange destinations and brought
               home colourful travel stories

                                          Museum Plantin-Moretus/Prentenkabinet
                                          Vrijdagmarkt 22
                                          2000 Antwerpen
                                          +32 (0)3 221 14 50
                                          www.museumplantinmoretus.be


                                          25/03/2012 – 17/06/2012


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24/04/2012 –   JUMPING ANTWERPEN
29/04/2012
               This horse festival takes place at the last weekend in april.

                                             Jumping Antwerpen
                                             Herentalsebaan 146-152
                                             2100 Deurne
                                             +32(0)3 320 83 22

                                             www.jumpingantwerpen.com



28/04/2012 –   RED STAR LINE – ONE YEAR BEFORE OPENING
13/05/2012
               One year before the opening of the Red Star Line Museum the general public will be given the
               opportunity to explore this remarkable piece of history of the city of Antwerp and its port.

                                             Red Star Line
                                             Rijnkaai 15
                                             2000 Antwerpen

                                             +32 (0)3 206 03 50
                                             www.redstarline.be


22/04/2012     ANTWERP TEN MILES & MARATHON

               This running event, with a great atmosphere, includes a Marathon, a Kids Run, a Short Run, a Ladies
               Run and the popular 10 Miles. All competitions start on the Linkeroever and end there as well; except
               the Marathon which finishes on the Grote Markt.


                                                      www.antwerp10miles.be


                                                      22/04/2012




29/04/2012     MIDSEASON SALE

               Sunday, April 29 from 12h to 18h



CLOSING        From 1 May 2012 the Diamond Museum will be closed.
DIAMOND
MUSEUM




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01/05/2012    Silver market / Zilvermarkt

              The market is held in the French garden in the museum grounds. Specialized antiques dealers will be
              selling fine silver and silver-plated articles as well as jewellery, while contemporary silversmiths and
              jewellery designers will cater to those visitors with more contemporary tastes.

              The museum is closed from May 2, 2012 to 2015 / 2016.
              On May 1, 2012 a big Closing Party will be organised

                                             Zilvermuseum Sterckshof
                                             Hooftvunderlei 160
                                             2100 Antwerpen
                                             +32 (0)3 360 52 52
                                             www.zilvermuseum.be

                                             Price: € 6

                                             01/05/2012

About         MAS – ONE YEAR AFTER THE OPENING
17/05/2012
              Six months after the opening MAS had already welcomed 600,000 visitors, a figure which exceeded all
              the expectations. The city’s new icon will celebrate its first anniversary with a number of activities for the
              public.

                                             MAS | Museum aan de Stroom
                                             Hanzestedenplaats 1
                                             2000 Antwerpen
                                             +32 (0)3 338 44 00

                                             www.mas.be


From May to   PRESENTATION: RED STAR LINE
September     This year the spotlight is on the legendary shipping line, Red Star Line, in the MAS viewing depot with
2012          masterpieces from the collections of Robert Vervoort and the non-profit association Friends of the Red
              Star Line. An excellent preview of what the new museum has to offer

                                             MAS | Museum aan de Stroom
                                             Hanzestedenplaats 1
                                             2000 Antwerpen
                                             +32 (0)3 338 44 00

                                             www.mas.be


22/05/2012-   BREAKBULK EUROPE
24/05/2012
              Breakbulk Europe Tansportation Conference & Exhibition
              Antwerp Expo
              www.breakbulk.com

              4000 visitors in 2011




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As of May 26   MIDDELHEIM MUSEUM
2012           ANTWERP STEPS INTO THE FUTURE WITH THE OPENING OF A RESTYLED OPEN-AIR MUSEUM
               ON 26 MAY 2012

               Opening weekend: May 26 & 27

               The Middelheim Museum is a unique institution in Antwerp, a city of art. The open-air museum displays
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               monumental statues from the 19 century to today in the green setting of a park. Pieces by artists such
               as Auguste Rodin, Henry Moore, Rik Wouters, Juan Munoz, Panamarenko, Chris Burden, Dan Graham,
               etc. provide a unique overview of more than a century of sculptures.

               The Middelheim Museum is constantly evolving, but in 2012, the Museum and its collection will undergo
               a complete metamorphosis, more so than in any other year.
               This is why architect Paul Robbrecht (b. 1950) accepted the two-pronged task of artist-curator, which
               will result in the expansion and improvement of the Museum’s operations. A new, half-open exhibition
               pavilion that he designed will be inaugurated with a prestigious exhibition by Thomas Schütte. The
               internationally renowned artists Jan Fabre, Roman Signer and Ai Weiwei agreed to formulate a
               proposal for a new acquisition for the collection.

                                                Middelheimmuseum
                                                Middelheimlaan 61
                                                2020 Antwerpen
                                                +32 (3) 827 15 34
                                                www.middelheimmuseum.be


12/06/2012-    TOC Europe
14/06/2012
               Terminal Operations Conference
               Antwerp Expo
               www.tocevents-europe.com

               2300 visitors in 2011

16/06/2012 –   PIETER BRUEGHEL UNSEEN | THE HIDDEN ANTWERP COLLECTIONS
14/10/2012
               Together with Rubens, Pieter Brueghel is one of the best-known and most popular artists of the
               Southern Netherlands. But Brueghel is much more than a painter of peasant scenes. His work is funny,
               unbelievably creative, extremely diverse and very to the point. Brueghel’s influence on future
               generations of artists continues, even today.
               Naturally there are also the two paintings which Fritz Mayer van den Bergh acquired: the glowing Mad
               Meg and the Twelve Proverbs. They have been carefully examined for this occasion.
               Museum Mayer van den Bergh offers visitors a unique opportunity to find out more about the various
               sides of this versatile artist in Pieter Brueghel unseen! Before Brueghel started to paint he drew
               landscapes and prints in the 1550s. This exhibition highlights the various aspects of his artistic output
               and is also a first in that all of Brueghel’s works in Antwerp collections will be showcased in one
               exhibition.

                                          Museum Mayer van den Bergh
                                          Lange Gasthuisstraat 19
                                          2000 Antwerpen
                                          +32 (0)3 232 42 37
                                          www.museummayervandenbergh.be


                                          16/06/2012 – 14/10/2012




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20/06/2012-      FESSH Congres
23/06/2012
                 the Federation of European Societies of Surgery of the Hand
                 Stadsschouwburg en Het Paleis
                 www.fessh2012.org

                 1200 guests



22/07/2012       ANTWERP IRONMAN 70.3

                 On 22 July, more than 1,000 athletes will participate in the Antwerp Iron Man. This half triathlon has
                 been part of the Iron Man circuit since 2006. We are happy to welcome the world’s best triathletes in
                 Antwerp.


                                                      Start Galgenweel

                                                      Arrival : Grote Markt


                                                      sport.be.msn.com/antwerpironman/2012



Van 27/07/2012   TOMORROWLAND
Tot 29/07/2012
                 Tomorrowland is a 3 day music festival that is amongst the biggest dance festivals in Europe.
                 It's unique fantasy amusement park setting is complimented by the dance heavy line-up featuring other
                 similar sub-genres.

                                                      Vrijdag 27 juli 2012, van 14u00 tot 01u00
                                                      Zaterdag 28 july 2012, van12u00h tot 01u00
                                                      Zondag 29 july 2012, van 11u00 tot 00u00



                                                      www.tomorrowland.be


06/08/2012 –     ANTWERP PRIDE – FOR GAY PEOPLE & THEIR FRIENDS
12/08/2012
                 Antwerp Pride is a city-wide gay & lesbian event.
                 It holds numerous parties, sports events, exhibitions and cultural fairs. Diversity is a strength of Antwerp.
                 Or as the people from Antwerp say: “ 't stad is van iedereen! “ (the city belongs to everyone).

                                                     Various locations




                                                     06/08/2012 – 12/08/2012




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16/08/2012 –   TASTE FESTIVAL | BOLLEKESFEEST
19/08/2012
               If you are a foodie be sure to be in Antwerp for the annual Taste Festival. During this festival you can
               taste regional products and Antwerp’s delicacies: meat, fish, but also beer, jenever, coffee and sweets

                                                    Vlaamse en Waalse Kaai
                                                    Gedempte Zuiderdokken

                                                    www.bollekesfeest.be



                                                    16 – 19 August 2012
31/08/2012 –   THE WORLD PORTS CYCLING CLASSIC
01/09/2012
               The World Ports Cycling Classic is a European two day cycle race to be held between the port cities
               of Rotterdam and Antwerp. From 2012, the race will be organized as a 2.1 event on the UCI Europe
               Tour.
               On the first day the riders start in Rotterdam and finish in Antwerp, only to ride in the opposite direction
               the day after. The inaugural event is planned to start on 31 August 2012

                                                   Friday 31 August & Saturday 1 September 2012




08/09/2012 –   DE MODERNEN I Topstukken uit het KMSKA I Constant Permeke
24/02/2013
               The KMSKA has a very nice collection of works by the Flemish expressionist Permeke
               (Antwerp 1886 - Ostend 1952). From September 2012 the KMSKA shows a full monographic
               presentation of the artist

                                                           Koningin Fabiolazaal
                                                           Jesusstraat 28
                                                           2000 Antwerpen

                                                           www.kmska.be

                                                           +32 (0)3 238 78 09

                                                           Prijs : 4€

                                                           08/09/2012 – 24/02/2013




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15/09/2012 -     THE MASTER’S SOUL.
16/12/2012       ANTWERP DRAWINGS FROM RUBENS TO PANAMARENKO

                 The Museum Plantin-Moretus/Prints Room boasts a collection of over 20,000 drawings, 3,000 of which
                 were created by old masters. The Prints Room has preserved designs and sketches by Peter Paul
                 Rubens, Sir Anthony van Dyck, Jacob Jordaens, Joris Hoefnagel and Jan Brueghel as well as drawings
                 by such artists as Eugeen Van Mieghem, the Linnig artist’s family, Floris Jespers, Karel Roelants, Rik
                 Wouters, Paul Van Hoeydonck, Jan Fabre, Panamarenko and Sam Dillemans.
                 An exhibition showcasing a selection of 100 drawings, featuring highlights of the collection as well as
                 some surprising gems.

                                              Museum Plantin-Moretus/Prentenkabinet
                                              Vrijdagmarkt 22
                                              2000 Antwerpen
                                              +32 (0)3 221 14 50
                                              www.museumplantinmoretus.be



Zaterdag, 1    LAUNDRY DAY 2012
September 2012
               Laundry Day keeps on turning! This annual DJ festival is a celebration of fashion and music. This year
               again the party will get going in Nieuw Zuid . Up-and-coming talent as well as established DJs will have
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               the opportunity to convince everybody of their skills. Join in the fun on September 1

                                                         Festivalterrein Nieuw Zuid, Ledeganckkaai, Antwerpen

                                                         12:00 - 00:00
                                                         Prijs: TBA


                                                         www.laundryday.be

                                                         info@laundryday.be
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2 weekend of     HERITAGE DAYS (Open Monumentendag)
September
                 Monuments are exciting to see from the outside – but once a year a whole lot of monuments opens up,
                 and shows what is behind those doors! The European Heritage Days offer everybody the opportunity to
                 get to know more about the monuments throughout Europe – many monument owners cooperate by
                 voluntarily opening their buildings and allowing public to enter.

End September    STUDAY
2012
                 StuDay is a grand outdoor event to welcome the new academic year in Antwerp. An event dedicated to
                 music, information, culture, sports, lounge and wellness

                                                           Antwerpen Studentenstad

                                                           Gedempte Zuiderdokken

                                                           www.studay.be


                                                           End September 2012




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06/10/2012 &       THE MODESTE BIER FESTIVAL IN ‘BREWERY DE KONINCK’
07/10/2012
                   The Antwerp Beer Board is organizing a beer festival in the Antwerp brewery.
                   30 different Belgian brewers introduce themselves.

                                                        Brouwerij De Koninck
                                                        Mechelsesteenweg 291
                                                        B-2018 Antwerpen

                                                        http://www.antwerpsbiercollege.be

                                                        06/10/2012 & 07/10/2012
07/10/2012         20th ANNIVERSARY MEIR - CAR-FREE


                   Sales on Sunday


04/11/2012         MIDSEASON SALES

                   Sales on Sunday



Last weekend of    ARTA - ANTIQUAIRS ANTWERPEN & ANTWERP CONTEMPORARY ART
November 2012
&                  ARTA, bringing together exceptional pieces selected by the most active Antwerp artdealers
First weekend of   on the market.
December 2012      A new generation of antiquarians and a few contemporary art gallery owners have got together to bring
                   us ARTA, a high quality, out of the ordinary cultural event that is literally bursting with finds.


                                                        ARTA
                                                        Antiquairs Antwerpen & Antwerp Contemporary Art.

                                                        www.caracascom.com

                                                        Contact : Dick Graaf
                                                        info@art-a.be

                     Interieur, Axel Vervoordt          Last weekend of November 2012
                     Company (Kanaal)                   &
                                                        First weekend of December 2012


22/12/2012 –       THE MOST BEAUTIFUL MANUSCRIPTS IN THE COLLECTION OF MPM/PK
24/03/2013
                   We will be showcasing the fifteen most stunning manuscripts, from the ninth century until the fifteenth
                   century, on the occasion of the launch of the catalogue of illuminated manuscripts in the collection.




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probably from   CHRISTMAS & HOLIDAY SEASON
08/12/2012
                The holidays are gradually upon us. Time to book that trip to Antwerp. What do we have to offer?
                Against the backdrop of a magically lit city and a wintry setting, why not go ice skating, visit the Grote
                Markt Christmas market or go shopping in one of the many festively lit stores? And if you feel cold, there
                are lots of cosy cafés and restaurants where you can recover while having a glühwein or some food.


                                             All over the city




16/12/2012      SALES ON SUNDAY
&
23/12/2012

                16/12/2012
                &
                23/12/2012




    2013
                ANTWERP EUROPEAN CAPITAL OF SPORT IN 2013

                For one year Antwerp will be European Capital of Sport.

                http://www.aces-europa.eu/

19/01/2013 –    THE PAINTER JACOB VAN REESBROECK
15/04/2013
                Balthasar I Moretus commissioned the grand total of 20 portraits from Peter Paul Rubens, including
                portraits of family members and of friends of the Plantin family. In that sense one might say that Rubens
                was the family’s preferred painter. Balthasar II Moretus probably hired Jacob van Reesbroeck (1620-
                1704) for similar reasons. The archival document, Specific Expenditure 1657-1665, in the family archives
                provides details about the financial agreement with Van Reesbroeck. He was commissioned to paint
                several portraits of family members, including the flamboyant portrait of Balthasar III aged fourteen. We
                will be showcasing the few paintings of Van Reesbroeck that have been preserved.

                                           Museum Plantin-Moretus/Prentenkabinet
                                           Vrijdagmarkt 22/23
                                           2000 Antwerpen
                                           +32 (0)3 221 14 50/51
                                           www.museumplantinmoretus.be


                                           Jacob van Reesbroeck, Portrait of Balthasar II Moretus, oil
                                           painting, 1659 (V.IV.43)




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2013           EXPOSITION ON THE HOLY SEBASTIAN

                                              Rubenshuis
                                              Wapper 9-11
                                              2000 Antwerpen
                                              +32 (0)3 201 15 55
                                              www.rubenshuis.be




 Spring 2013   ANTWERP’S GREAT LEAP FORWARD UNDER THE FRENCH 1794 -1814 (working title)

               In 2013 we will be celebrating the 200th anniversary of the inauguration of Willem Dock (the Great
               Dock). The dock was built under French rule. After 1794 the city by the river had passed into French
               hands. The French rulers, and Napoleon Bonaparte in particular, redrew the map of Europe and North
               Africa during this period using Antwerp as an economic hub and military stronghold. The anniversary of
               the docks around MAS is an excellent starting point to illustrate Antwerp’s position in Napoleon’s world
               and also to show how the city radically changed, in economic, military, architectural and cultural terms.

                                                   MAS | Museum aan de Stroom
                                                   Hanzestedenplaats 1
                                                   2000 Antwerpen
                                                   +32 (0)3 338 44 00

                                                   www.mas.be

                                                   BOX 3

May 2013       RED STAR LINE

               The Red Star Line is an Antwerp icon. The legendary shipping company with the red star in its flag
               transported more than two million passengers from the city by the River Scheldt to America: poor
               European migrants in search of the American dream, but also well-heeled passengers on a pleasure or
               business trip to New York.
               The old warehouses on the banks of the river Scheldt are being developed into a commemorative site
               and museum, a topical place for reflection with a contemporary approach to emigration.

                                            Red Star Line
                                            Rijnkaai 15
                                            2000 Antwerpen
                                            +32 (0)3 206 03 50
                                            www.redstarline.be

                                            May 2013




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May – August   THE GREAT CROSSING. IMMIGRATION IN THE NINETEENTH AND TWENTIETH CENTURIES
2013
               On the occasion of the opening of the Red Star Line Museum the museum will be showing drawings by
               Henri Van Straten and Eugeen Mieghem, together with a number of posters from the collection of the
               Literature Museum and maritime objects from MAS. This exhibition highlights the migration to the United
               States as well as boat trips to Congo and other distant destinations

                                         Museum Plantin-Moretus/Prentenkabinet
                                         Vrijdagmarkt 22/23
                                         2000 Antwerpen
                                         +32 (0)3 221 14 50/51
                                         www.museumplantinmoretus.be




Aug. 2013      EUROHOCKEY CHAMPIONSHIP 2013 – ANTWERP

               The EuroHockey Nations Championship is an international men's and women's field hockey
               competition organised by the European Hockey Federation (EHF) for the top eight European national
               teams.

                                                       www.eurohockey.org

                                                       KBHB www.hockey.be
                                                       Denis Van Damme +32 497 82 33 86

                                                       Braxgata H.C. www.braxgata.be
                                                       Erik Gysels +32 477 58 14 66
                                                       Nathalie Verbeeck +32 477 45 75 41

03/08/2013-    WORLD OUTGAMES ANTWERP
11/08/2013
               From 3 to 11 August 2013 Antwerp will host the Third World Outgames with the theme "Love United".
               The World Outgames are the four-yearly sports world championships for 30-odd disciplines, for LGBTs
               and their friends.

                                         In the whole city

                                         www.woga2013.org/



                                         03/08/2013 – 11/08/2013


30/09/2013     ARTISTIC GYMNASTIC WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
06/10/2013
               Antwerp is the host city for the World Cup artistic gymnastics men and women. The matches will take
               place at the Antwerp Sportpaleis from September 30 to October 6, 2013

                                                  Antwerps Sportpaleis
                                                  Schijnpoortweg 119
                                                  2170 Merksem (Antwerpen)
                                                  België




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16/10/2013-     WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BILLIARDS - Lotto Arena - ANTWERP
20/10/2013
                                                     http://www.sportpaleis.be


                                                     16/10/2013-20/10/2013




    2014
                ‘CENTENARY OF THE GREAT WAR 2014 – 2018’

                “Centenary of the Great War” first and foremost is a moment of remembrance and reflection on the
                theme of peace. At the same time it is also an excellent opportunity to continue to remember the war and
                preserve war heritage for future generations. The remembrance project will also encompass war tourism
                across Flanders.

                In January 2014 Antwerp will host the European Futsal Championship. All matches will be played in
                Sportpaleis en the Lotto Arena from January 28th until February 8th.

 January 2014   FUTSAL EC IN ANTWERP

                In January 2014 Antwerp will host the European Futsal Championship. All matches will be played in
                Sportpaleis en the Lotto Arena from January 28th until February 8th.

                                              It is the first time that a Belgian city will be hosting the EC. The
                                              preliminary round will be organised in the Lotto Arena. All matches
                                              from the quarter finals onwards will be played in Sportpaleis. The
                                              opening competition is on January 28th, 2014. The final is
                                              scheduled to take place on February 8th, 2014.


29/03/2014 –    THE RELIGIONS OF THE BOOK MPM / PK
22/06/2014
                On the occasion of an exchange project with the Vatican the museum will be showing bibles from its
                own collection, in twenty different languages, as distributed in the sixteenth century. Next to this we will
                also explain, using archival material, how these bibles were created. You can take a closer look at the
                original manuscripts, the corrections, the correspondence with the Vatican and the approval of these
                corrections and the important role that the Officina Plantiniana played in this.

                                            Museum Plantin-Moretus/Prentenkabinet
                                            Vrijdagmarkt 22/23
                                            2000 Antwerpen
                                            +32 (0)3 221 14 50/51
                                            www.museumplantinmoretus.be


                                            De Wenceslasbijbel




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13/09/2014 -   ANTWERP: PRINTING AND GRAPHICS IN THE SIXTEENTH CENTURY.
14/12/2014
               In the days of Christopher Plantin Antwerp was the printing centre of the Western world. Several other
               printing houses were established around the Officina Plantiniana. The exhibition wishes to highlight
               these printing activities, also in the neighbourhood.

                                          Museum Plantin-Moretus/Prentenkabinet
                                          Vrijdagmarkt 22/23
                                          2000 Antwerpen
                                          +32 (0)3 221 14 50/51
                                          www.museumplantinmoretus.be




   2015
2015           PAINTED OUT OF LOVE: FAMILY PORTRAITS BY RUBENS (WORKING TITLE)

               Painting portraits may have been considered a lowly profession in seventeenth-century art theory and
               Rubens is even said to have hated painting portraits, but yet he was one of the most able portrait
               painters of his time. Among his finest and most intimate portraits are some portraits, which he painted of
               his family: his two wives – Isabella, who died young and the beautiful Helena - and his children, Clara-
               Serena's cheeky face and the life-size portraits of the older Albert and Nicolaas. He also painted his
               sisters and brothers in law. And of course, Rubens portrayed himself as a young man travelling with his
               brother in Italy and later as an older respectable gentleman, when he was already looking death in the
               eye. The portraits which Rubens painted of his family were not commissioned; he painted them out of
               love and they served as memories. For the first time these stunning artworks will be shown together and
               in the place where they belong: the former home of Rubens in Antwerp.
               The exhibition will take place in the Rubens House in the spring of 2015 and is coordinated by a
               multitude of Rubens Specialists. The loans - paintings and drawings – come from leading museums,
               including the Alte Pinakothek in Munich, the Liechtenstein Museum in Vienna, the Musée du Louvre in
               Paris and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

                                          Rubenshuis
                                          Wapper 9-11
                                          2000 Antwerpen
                                          +32 (0)3 201 15 55
                                          www.rubenshuis.be

                                          2015




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14/03/2015-   THE OLDEST MAPS OF ANTWERP
14/06/2015    This presentation highlights maps of Antwerp from the early sixteenth century.
              We will focus on unique pieces, such as the Bononiensis, the view of the Scheldt quays of 1515 and the
              map of Flanders.

              ORTELIUS (1524 – 1598)
              Cartographer and geographer
              We will display several of Ortelius’ historical maps and atlases and some of the books on which Ortelius
              inspired himself to create these maps.

                                         Museum Plantin-Moretus/Prentenkabinet
                                         Vrijdagmarkt 22
                                         2000 Antwerpen
                                         +32 (0)3 221 14 50
                                         www.museumplantinmoretus.be




                                         Abraham Ortelius

2015          KORFBALL WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

                                           The 2015 korfball World Championship will be held in Belgium.




19.09.2015-   VESALIUS
13.12.2015
              On the occasion of the Vesalius year we will put together a small-scale exhibition about the anatomical
              works in our own collection.

                                         Museum Plantin-Moretus/Prentenkabinet
                                         Vrijdagmarkt 22
                                         2000 Antwerpen
                                         +32 (0)3 221 14 50
                                         www.museumplantinmoretus.be




                                         Andreas Vesalius




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