The museum regularly acquires pieces to document and tell the story of Brussels.
The museum also regularly receives donations from individuals or organisations. If you would like to make a contribution to enrich the museum’s collections, do not hesitate to consult our “Support us” section
The museum also has a budget to buy works of art, especially at public sale.
Finally, the museum houses a certain number of works handed over for safekeeping by, among others, the King Baudouin Foundation and the Wallonia-Brussels Federation.
This 1854 painting shows the interior of the current Cathedral of St. Michael and St. Gudula in Brussels.
This scented candle with a still life as its backdrop was created by Parisian perfumer Quintessence Lab for the ‘Candle Up’ project.
Artist Jean-Jacques Gailliard drew Otlet House in 1962. The house was built between 1896 and 1898 in Art Nouveau style with some references to the Italian Renaissance.
This rectangular bronze low-relief, signed and dated 1893, is a profile portrait of the artist Hélène du Ménil made by her husband, Isidore De Rudder.
This storage box is made of metal and is decorated with illustrations by Tom Schamp. Chocolatier Elisabeth partnered with him in 2016 to design his boxes.
This painting by Jan Van Looy, a painter from Brussels, shows the pavilion built for the 1935 World's Fair.
This 2013 work, acrylic on canvas, painted according to popular Congolese painting, illustrates the mythical Matonge district, the heart of Belgian-Congolese life in Brussels.
This oil painting on panel shows the Butter Market in Brussels. This work by Belgian painter Charles Brias (1798-1884) was recently added to our collections.
Recently added to our collections, this painting portrays the Annual competition of the Archers’ Guild at the foot of the Wollendriestoren. The work of the Brussels painter Gillis van Tilborgh (1625-1678).