The Consultative Committee has announced a new lockdown of and in Belgium, as there are much more infections registered, many more people are taken to hospital and the intensive care units (ICUs) are being filled with people suffering from COVID-19 induced health issues.
In 2019, Museum Mayer van den Bergh in the Lange Gasthuisstraat in Antwerp welcomed back ‘Mad Meg‘ or ‘Dulle Griet‘ by Pieter Bruegel the Elder. Thanh and I visited her twice now.
On Tuesday, City of Antwerp presented a project for the future of the Rubens House at the Wapper in Antwerp. It includes a brand new visitor centre and a rejuvenation of the mansion‘s garden.
In response to the backsliding of LGBTIQ rights in member states of the European Union, notably Poland and Hungary, MEPs declared the EU an ‘LGBTIQ Freedom Zone‘ on Thursday 11 March.
After three years, the front of Antwerp City Hall has been freed from its scaffolding. Renovation works are far from finished though.
Inspired by Matthieu, Tim and I walked the Mercator Trail or Steendorp Trail in Rupelmonde, which is part of Kruibeke in the Waasland region of the province of East Flanders.
Boekhandel Kartonnen Dozen in Antwerp has won the annual Çavaria Media Award. Brussels based Protest to support the Polish LGBT+ community won the Çavaria Campaign Award.
The Royal Museum of Fine Arts of Antwerp (RMFAA) or Koninklijk Museum voor Schone Kunsten van Antwerpen (KMSKA) closed in 2011 for renovations. There’s no real deadline for the reopening.
On 21 February 1221 Henry I, Duke of Brabant granted the City of Antwerp city rights or town privileges. The charter was more a confirmation of an already existing situation, but is still worth a commemoration.
On 21 July 1946 then Mayor Camille Huysmans opened the Rubens House (Rubenshuis) as a museum in Antwerp. This, of course, is an excuse for events and celebrations.