To mark the 450th anniversary of Pieter Bruegel’s death in 2019, the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium plan to open a Bruegel visitors’ centre in an original 16th century house in Brussels’ city centre.The house in the Hoogstraat' will provide visitors with an authentic 16th century experience including a painter’s atelier. An entire floor, full of natural light, will be dedicated to Bruegel’s working methods. The original environment will be recreated through virtual and augmented reality tools, along with sensorial experiences that make the experience unique.Explore the world of Bruegel, go back in time to walk his streets, visit the church where he married and was buried, discover through the means of digital tools where he found inspiration and enjoy culinary specialties from the days of yore.Participate in the daily life of the world renowned painter, learn about his family, his artistry and profession. In our workshop we invite you to create your own artwork, prepare your own paint and print your design on our press.The house is also within easy walking distance of the Fine Arts museum and its 16th-century art collection (Bruegel the Elder, Bruegel the Younger, Pieter Coecke Van Aelst, Frans Floris, Joachim Patenier, ...) and the Royal Library.Opening planned: Spring 2019


Hoogstraat 1
1000 Brussels


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