Antwerp is a port city where the world has been mooring at the docks for centuries. The MAS collection is the place where city and world meet. 500,000 exhibits offer a varied perspective on the city and its age-old contacts with the world. Some of them are displayed in permanent and temporary exhibitions, but most are kept in storage. In the Visible Storage area, the MAS lifts a corner of the veil. For the really inquisitive, the MAS also has its entire collection on display online.
North Terrace, Adelaide, AustraliaVisit website
Turnhout, BelgiumVisit website
The mining and Gothic Museum Leogang is dedicated to the documentation of late medieval sacral art in relation to the culture of mining. On that account it possesses a collection of Gothic sculptures of the miners’ patron saints from the Alps region. This collection is unique throughout Europe.
Berlin, GermanyVisit website
The Bonnefanten Museum is a museum of fine art in Maastricht, Netherlands. The collection of old art is characterized by ensembles ofmedieval Western European craftwork (alabaster, ivory) and medieval sculpture and altarpieces. The ensembles Early Italian Painting (14th and 15th centuries) and Southern Dutch Painting (16th and early 17th centuries) are equally attractive areas. The museum is also committed to artists working in the region around Maastricht. The so-called Core collection Limburg (example: Pierre Kemp, Werner Mantz, Shinkichi and Ferdi Tajiri) and a major ensemble of the sculptor Jan van Steffeswert and the so-called Master of Elsloo, are also on permanent display.Visit website
Loppem, BelgiumVisit website
Centraal Museum Utrecht, an open house to explore and discover. From Scorel to Bruna to Viktor & Rolf, from Rietveld to the Utrecht Caravaggists, and from Bloemaert to Marlene Dumas. Classical alongside modern, design alongside Utrecht history, experimental alongside monumental. A museum which leaves you inspired time after time. Expect the unexpected.
In the Cinquantenaire Museum, you can see national archaeological artefacts from prehistory to the age of the Merovingians, as well as finds from Egypt, the Near East, Iran and Classical Antiquity. Among the star attractions are the collections of Egyptian sarcophagi and Greek vases, the great mosaic floor from Apamea and the model of Ancient Rome. There are also non-European art treasures from China, South-east Asia, Central Asia, the cultural world of Islam, America and Oceania. Particularly famous is the collection of pre-Columbian art and another eye-catcher is the colossal statue from Easter Island. There is also a representative selection of European decorative art, ranging from Romanesque Art to Art Deco. Among the collections not to be missed are the Mosan liturgical treasures, the tapestries, the retables, the glassware and the Art Nouveau figures.Visit website
Cleveland, Ohio, USA
The Cleveland Museum of Art was founded in 1913 “for the benefit of all the people forever.” We strive to help the broadest possible audience understand and engage with the world’s great art while honoring the highest aesthetic, intellectual, and professional standards.
We are proud to be one of the world’s most distinguished comprehensive art museums and one of northeastern Ohio’s principal civic and cultural institutions.
Collection database online
Curator sculpture (and paintings) collection: Cory Korkow