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During our day in Antwerp on December 18, 2011, Maarten and I visited the recently opened Museum aan de Stroom (MAS). It has an interesting architecture and houses several collections that used to be housed seperately. The roof terrace offers good views over the city.
The museum has several floors. The permanent exhibitions are divided by themes: world harbour, world city, life and death, power... other floors house an open depot, room for temporary exhibitions, offices, a restaurant and a multifunctional space. Downstairs there's an entrance hall, a cloak room and a café.
The exhibition spaces are located in the center of the bouiding. Around this core there's a sort of promenade with glass on the outside. It winds its way up and around the core. Entrance to this promenade and the roof terrace is free, you only have to buy a ticket if you want to enter the exhibition rooms.
We saw a temporary exhibition of 16th and 17th century art from Antwerp from the collection of the Museum voor Schone Kunsten that was being renovated: Meesterwerken in het MAS. These old masterpieces were shown alongside modern art. And they had Jan van Eyck! :-)