Open restoration studio


How are paintings from the KMSKA collection conserved and restored so they can hang at their best in the museum galleries?

Every two months you are welcome to visit the restoration studio. Learn all about how the works of art the conservators are treating from themselves.

In 2023, for example, the studio will be working on the 16th-century Altarpiece of the Joiner's Craft by Quinten Massijs. Restorations of works by both Michaelina Wautier and James Ensor are also on the program.

The restoration studio is an international knowledge and research center where conservators from around the world work together. The language of communication is English.

Practical info

  • Free with admission ticket.
  • You will find the restoration studio at the back of floor 2, next to the projection room.